21 Jun 2021

Wage Subsidy Extension

If your business is still significantly affected by COVID-19, the Wage Subsidy Extension payment is available to support employers, including self-employed people.

There are some key differences between the extension and the original wage subsidy, which are helpful to know before you apply:

  • To qualify you must have experienced a minimum 40% drop in revenue for a 30 day period in the 40 days before applying (starting no earlier than 10 May 2020), compared to a similar period last year. 

  • The extension payment is for 8 weeks.

  • The extension is available from 10 June until 1 September 2020.

To find out more about the extension, full details are on the Work and Income website