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There were some BIG announcements yesterday that are going to affect everyone, and especially those running businesses or who are self-employed. ⁠⁣⁣
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The government are really doubling down on support, so I wanted to detail what’s available to you right now.⁠⁣⁣
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Sole Traders⁠⁣⁣

As a sole trader, you will now be eligible to access Job Seeker payments through Centrelink if you have been financially impacted by coronavirus. You may be eligible for up to $550.00 per week which includes $550 for Job Seeker payments and $550.00 Coronavirus Relief payment (exact amount depends on your family dynamic, and the amount to which your work has been impacted by Coronavirus). This will be available to sole traders for 6 months and should be applied for on the Centrelink website. ⁠⁣⁣
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You must continue your business to be eligible (even if you don’t have any work).⁠ ⁠⁣⁣
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You may also be eligible for additional payments like rent assistance, as well as potentially accessing some of your Super to assist financially. ⁠⁣⁣
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Here are some reliable, detailed links for further info:⁠⁣⁣
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https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-03/Fact_sheet-Income_Support_for_Individuals.pdf⁠⁣⁣
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https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/coronavirus-information-and-support⁠⁣⁣
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https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/jobseeker-payment/how-much-you-can-get⁠⁣⁣
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Stay positive out there everyone, this too shall pass.⁠⁣⁣
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In love, health creativity, and global collaboration, ⁠⁣⁣
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Pru⁠⁣⁣
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Please SHARE this with anyone you know that it could help. We all need to work together right now, and having fast access to this information could save a friend their livelihood. 

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