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Introduction

The 2021 COVID-19 micro-business grant has been extended.

If you’re receiving the COVID-19 micro-business grant, you’ll need to reconfirm your eligibility each fortnight to continue receiving payments.

You’ll receive fortnightly reminders via email.

If you want to withdraw from receiving payments, call us on 13 77 88.

Eligibility

You must be currently receiving the COVID-19 micro-business grant and confirm that you:

  • have continued to experience a decline in turnover of 30% or more, compared to:
    • the same period in 2019, or
    • the same period in 2020, or
    • the 2-week period immediately before any NSW restrictions – 12 June to 25 June 2021 (inclusive).
  • are maintaining your employee headcount stated in your application, if you are an employing business.

How to confirm

  1. Select the ‘Confirm your eligibility’ button.
  2. Log in to your MyServiceNSW Business Profile.
  3. Follow the steps to confirm your eligibility.

How to choose a comparison period

Use one of the following 3 options to compare your decline in turnover with the current eligibility period.

As an example, the eligibility period shown here is 13 September to 26 September 2021.

You must use the same option each time you confirm your eligibility for future payments.

Note: Select ‘Yes’ on the ‘Confirm your eligibility’ screen if your business is closed during the 2-week eligibility period and cannot trade because of the public health order. You do not need to use any of these options.

Option 1: Same year, corresponding fortnight

If your initial comparison period was in 2019 or 2020, you must use the same year when you confirm your eligibility.

Use the fortnight from that year that corresponds to the current eligibility period.

For example:

  • In your JobSaver application, you compared 26 July to 8 August 2019 with 26 July to 8 August 2021.
  • To confirm your eligibility, compare 13 September to 26 September 2019 with 13 September to 26 September 2021.

In this example, you must use 2019 every time you confirm your eligibility.

Option 2: Same year, same comparison fortnight

If your initial comparison period was in 2019 or 2020, you must still use the same year when you confirm your eligibility.

However, using a corresponding fortnight (Option 1) may not show a decline in turnover. If this is the case, you can use the same comparison fortnight you used in your application.

For example:

  • In your JobSaver application, you compared 26 July to 8 August 2019 with 26 July to 8 August 2021.

  • To confirm your eligibility, compare 26 July to 8 August 2019 with 13 September to 26 September 2021.

In this example, you must use 26 July to 8 August 2019 every time you confirm your eligibility.

Option 3: 12 June to 25 June 2021 as comparison period

If 12 June to 25 June 2021 was your initial comparison period, you must use this same period when you confirm your eligibility.

For example:

  • In your JobSaver application, you compared 12 June to 25 June 2021 with 26 July to 8 August 2021.

  • To confirm your eligibility, you must compare 12 June to 25 June 2021 with 13 September to 26 September 2021.

Common questions

If you have questions about reconfirming your eligibility, see our answers to the most commonly asked questions.