Fair Entitlements Guarantee eligibility, application process and online services

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Eligibility and how to apply for assistance through the Fair Entitlement Guarantee (FEG).

Eligibility for Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) assistance

You may be eligible for FEG assistance if your employer enters liquidation or bankruptcy on or after 5 December 2012.

The Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012 sets out the eligibility requirements for FEG.

If the date of the insolvency event is before 5 December 2012 you will not be eligible for FEG assistance, but you may be eligible for assistance under the General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme.

For more information read the Eligibility for FEG assistance Fact Sheet.

How to apply for FEG assistance

The How do I apply for FEG assistance Fact Sheet provides information on how to lodge a claim for assistance and the types of supporting documentation that may assist the department to decide your claim.

The provision of certified documentary evidence of your residency or citizenship status at the time your employment ended is mandatory. The How do I certify documents? fact sheet provides information about how to certify your documents correctly.

The preferred way to lodge your claim for FEG assistance is online at FEG Online Services.

FEG Online Services is easy to use and will ensure that the department receives your claim within 24 hours of lodgement. The How do I access FEG Online Services Fact Sheet provides a step-by-step guide to use FEG Online Services.

If it is not possible to use FEG Online Services, the FEG Claim Form can be sent to the department by email, post or fax.

Email: feg@employment.gov.au

  • Post:
    • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Branch
      Department of Employment
      GPO Box 9880
      CANBERRA ACT 2601
  • Fax: (02) 6276 8717