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Reply To: I have a staff member stuck in Brazil with only a work permit so NZ won’t let her back. We are a cafe so closed anyway for now. Can we apply for and pay her the employee subsidy?

Hi Aaron – I would think that the determination of eligibility would be your intention to keep her/him employed for the min. 12 weeks – but also the likelihood that she can be back in NZ to work post this period. It is an interesting question and if she has full intention of coming back, then it is probably worth applying.