An update for sole traders and self-employed people

Sole traders

Sole traders, and those who have been self-employed, would normally identify their status through the JobSeeker Payment claim process and would be granted an exemption from mutual obligation requirements. 

However, recently it has been noted that a small number of sole traders/self-employed people have not identified themselves as such, and may therefore have been referred to a jobactive provider.

If you are a sole trader/self-employed person, we encourage you to contact Services Australia to request an exemption from mutual obligation requirements.

If you have any questions, please call us on 13 28 48, or contact us online.

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