Do I need to be employed to be eligible for Bill Protection benefits?

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Last updated 18 August 2015


Yes, you must be employed to be eligible for Bill Protection benefits.

Employed means you are:

  • Permanently employed. This means you've been working for at least 20 hours per week in continuous, permanent and regular employment for at least 180 consecutive days. Working under a fixed term contract: This means you've been working under one or more contracts that provide at least 20 hours per week of continual and regular employment, where the contract/contracts are:
    • For salary or wages
    • For a specified period
    • With the same employer, and
    • For a combined period of at least 180 consecutive days.

Employed also means:

  • You carry out identifiable duties in relation to the types of employment listed above
  • You're actually performing or capable of performing those duties, and
  • Illness or injury doesn't restrict you from performing those duties on a full-time basis, or for at least 20 hours per week.

The following employment types aren't covered by Simple Life:

  • Casual employment
  • Self-employment

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