Do I Receive My $1500 JobKeeper Payment on Top of my Annual Leave?

So right now I am on my annual leave and I was just wondering whether I get the $1500 payment on top of my annual leave or whether it combines together (if that makes sense).

eg.
If I take 10 days of annual leave and I get $1000. Will I get $2500 (JobKeeper + Annual Leave) OR does it "combine" so I will get $1500 rather than my $1000 annual leave.

Please let me know if this doesn't make sense.

Also if you guys have any good sources on my issue please let me know.

Thanks

Comments

  • +3 votes

    https://employsure.com.au/blog/jobkeeper-payment-faqs/

    What happens if an employee takes a period of annual leave whilst receiving the JobKeeper payment?
    If an employee takes annual leave when they are receiving the JobKeeper payment, it would come from their annual leave entitlement as normal. You will continue to receive the JobKeeper payments for that employee as normal.

    The standard rules will apply in relation to the JobKeeper payment in that the employee must be paid at least the $1,500 JobKeeper payment, or the actual wages they are entitled to for that fortnight, whichever is greater. In addition, superannuation must be paid on all annual leave payments and time worked, but not on any ‘top up’ Jobkeeper payment.

    Annual leave payment exceeds $1,500?
    If the payment that the employee is entitled to receive for annual leave exceeds the $1,500 JobKeeper payment, you will need to pay the employee the full amount that they are entitled to for that period of annual leave. For example, the employee takes 10 days of annual leave and is entitled to be paid $2,000 for that period of leave. You will need to pay the employee $2,000, which will include the $1,500 JobKeeper payment.

    Annual leave payment is less than $1,500?
    If the payment that the employee is entitled to receive for annual leave is less than the $1,500 JobKeeper payment, you will need to pay the employee the full $1,500 JobKeeper payment. For example, the employee takes 2 days of annual leave and is entitled to be paid $400 for that period of leave. If the employee is stood down for the remainder of the fortnight, you will need to pay the employee $1,500, which will include the $400 annual leave payment plus a ‘top up’ of $1,100. If the employee perform works for the remainder of the fortnight, you will need to pay the annual leave payment, plus the wages for those hours worked, plus any ‘top up’ payment required to ensure the employee receives a minimum of $1,500 for that fortnight.

    • +1 vote

      This is one of the most helpful and accurate replies I have seen on OzBargain, especially for a first response. Well done @asvc, you answered the question perfectly.

  • +2 votes

    Jobkeeper tops up your regular pay to $1500, not $1500 + whatever you usually get.

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    Employers can decide whether to pay over and above AL or subsidise AL. My employer is making the payment on top of AL entitlements.

  • +2 votes

    If your employer isn't down 30% revenue compared to 12 months ago, then you don't get JobKeeper at all. Work at woolworths, a hospital, crematorium, or a care home? Then you'll never ever get JobKeeper.

    • +1 vote

      We are so happy to still be working after seeing the long queues in front of the different Centrelink locations around the city.

  • +4 votes

    No, Jobkeeper is an emergency program, not for people to double dip on it. If you take annual leave, you will be paid $1500 a fortnight during it ($1000 + $500 top up). Your employer will then receive $1500 to compensate, so essentially its a good deal for them to lower payroll liabilities for free.

    Recommendation: don't take Annual leave

  • +1 vote

    lol

  • +1 vote

    Take your annual leave after the RBA money is dry.