Initial applications are no longer being accepted for Mature Aged Worker Boost payments.

If you have had an initial application approved for a Mature Aged Worker Boost payment you will still be able to claim for a second or final payment.

 

What do I need to know for 26 week claims?

The following information is for employers who need to make a Back to Work payment claim at 26 weeks

The 26 week claim (if applicable) opens 26 weeks after the employee’s commencement date.  Employers will be notified by email as their 26 week claim becomes due.

Claims remain open in QGrants for 12 weeks and must be submitted online through QGrants within that 12 week period to be eligible for payment.

Applicants can also check on the status of their application or claim at any time by logging into QGrants.

Evidence must be provided to support your 26 week claim including that continuous employment has occurred for the specified period of time.

Providing all the correct evidence at the time of making a claim allows the Back to Work Team to process your claim sooner.

All scanned items uploaded to QGrants must be legible. The documents must be provided in a standard format (e.g. PDF, JPEG or Word). Documents requiring clarification or resubmission may result in delays to the claim being processed.

To support your claim, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that your employee has completed 26 weeks continuous employment with your business. The employee must have worked the average hours relevant to a part-time or full-time application.

This evidence must include:

  • If the period of employment crosses a financial year
    • a copy of the PAYG payment summary (formerly known as a Group Certificate) covering the period from the employee’s commencement to 30 June of that financial year and
    • one payslip from each month post 30 June that year including one covering the 26 week point from the employee’s commencement date
  • If the period of employment does not cross a financial year, one payslip from each month from the employee’s commencement including one covering the 26 week point.

Payslips can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Please provide copies of the actual payslips that you issued your employee.

You must provide payslips not timesheets or a payroll summary.

The ABN and business name on the payslips you provide must match the ABN and name on your ABN certificate and QGrants organisation account.

Payslips must meet the minimum requirement as set out by Fair Work Australia under the Fair Work Act 2009 and the                            Fair Work Regulations 2009. Information on the legal requirements for payslips is available through the Fair Work Australia website at https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/pay-slips-and-record-keeping

If your employee no longer works with you after a payment has been made, you do not need to return the payments already received, but you will be ineligible for any further payments for that employee.

If the employee ceases employment, or their employment conditions significantly change (e.g. they move from full-time to part-time), after an application has been made, you must notify the Back to Work Team in writing at backtowork@desbt.qld.gov.au providing:

  • The date employment ceased or changed and
  • An explanation of the reason why the employee ceased employment or had their employment conditions altered.

You can lodge your claim by:

  1. Logging into QGrants (https://qgrants.osr.qld.gov.au/portal/)
  2. Selecting the ‘Claims and Reports’ tab to view the claim details
  3. Selecting the claim for the relevant application number
  4. Completing the questionnaire to confirm the claim details and reaffirm that your claim continues to meet the program eligibility criteria available in the Back to Work Guidelines for Funding.

It is important to remember you are entering into a legal agreement with the Queensland Government. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the information provided in any Back to Work application or claim is true and correct.

If the Back to Work Team becomes aware of any matter and determines that the eligibility criteria has not been met, repayment of the funds may be required.

What do I need to know for 52 week claims

The following information is for employers who need to make a Back to Work payment claim at 52 weeks

The 52 week claim (if applicable) opens 52 weeks after the employee’s commencement date.  Employers will be notified by email as their 52 week claim becomes due.

Claims remain open in QGrants for 12 weeks and must be submitted online through QGrants within that 12 week period to be eligible for payment.

You can also check the status of your application or claim at any time by logging into QGrants.

Evidence must be provided to support your 52 week claim including that continuous employment has occurred for the specified period of time.

Providing all the correct evidence at the time of making a claim allows the Back to Work Team to process your claim sooner.

All scanned items uploaded to QGrants must be legible. The documents must be provided in a standard format (e.g. PDF, JPEG or Word). Documents requiring clarification or resubmission may result in delays to the claim being processed.

To support your claim, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that your employee has completed 52 weeks continuous employment with your business. Your employee must have worked the average hours relevant to a part-time or full-time application.

This evidence must include:

  • If the period of employment crosses a financial year
    • a copy of the PAYG payment summary (formerly known as a Group Certificate) covering the period from the employee’s commencement to 30 June of that financial year and
    • one payslip from each month post 30 June that year including one covering the 52 week point from the employee’s commencement date
  • If the period of employment does not cross a financial year, one payslip from each month from the employee’s commencement including one covering the 52 week point.

Payslips can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Please provide copies of the actual payslips that you issue to your employee.

You must provide payslips not timesheets or a payroll summary.

The ABN and business name on the payslips you provide must match the ABN and name on your ABN certificate and QGrants organisation account.

Payslips must meet the minimum requirement as set out by Fair Work Australia under the Fair Work Act 2009 and the                             Fair Work Regulations 2009. Information on the legal requirements for payslips is available through the Fair Work Australia website at https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/pay-slips-and-record-keeping

If your employee no longer works with you after a payment has been made, you do not need to return the payments already received, but you will be ineligible for any further payments for that employee.

If the employee ceases employment, or their employment conditions significantly change (e.g. they move from full-time to part-time), after an application has been made, you must notify the Back to Work Team in writing at backtowork@desbt.qld.gov.au providing:

  • The date employment ceased or changed and
  • An explanation of the reason why the employee ceased employment or had their employment conditions altered.

You can lodge your claim by:

  1. Logging into QGrants (http://qgrants.osr.qld.gov.au/portal/)
  2. Selecting the ‘Claims and Reports’ tab to view claim details
  3. Selecting the claim for the relevant application number
  4. Completing the questionnaire to confirm the claim details and reaffirm that your claim continues to meet the program eligibility criteria available in the Back to Work Guidelines for Funding.

It is important to remember you are entering into a legal agreement with the Queensland Government. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the information provided in any Back to Work application or claim is true and correct.

If the Back to Work Team becomes aware of any matter and determines that the eligibility criteria has not been met, repayment of the funds may be required.

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