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15 October 2021

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (August 2021) - Fifth payment

Applications for the fifth payment of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (August 2021) open 9:00am, Friday 15 October 2021.

All qualifications for the scheme are the same, except for the revenue test period.

Applications for the fifth payment are open until 11:59pm, Thursday 28 October 2021.



8 October 2021

Additional or subsequent child - Removal of the subsequent child policy - transition period

The subsequent child policy is being removed on 8 November 2021. From this date, the age of the youngest dependent child will generally always be considered when determining eligibility to Sole Parent Support and/or assigning work or work preparation obligations for sole parent clients and partners.

There is a transition period that starts on Monday 11 October 2021 and ends at the close of Sunday 5 December 2021. Any new applications and/or relevant changes in circumstances that occur during the transition period will be treated as if the subsequent child policy no longer applies.