A special scheme of financial assistance for contract outworkers in the textile, clothing and footwear industry (TCF contract outworkers) is also available under FEG. The TCF contract outworkers scheme commenced on 15 May 2013. For more information, read the TCF contract outworkers scheme Fact Sheet.
Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) is a legislative safety net scheme of last resort, with assistance available for:
- wages—up to 13 weeks of unpaid wages
- annual leave
- long service leave
- payment in lieu of notice—maximum of 5 weeks
- redundancy pay—maximum of 4 weeks per full year of service
To be eligible for FEG assistance, former employees must meet all of the eligibility requirements outlined in the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012.
The preferred way to lodge a claim for assistance is online at FEG Online Services.
More information on eligibility, how to apply and lodging a claim for assistance is available.
Want to know more?
Call the FEG Hotline on 1300 135 040
The Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012 commenced on 5 December 2012 and replaces the General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme (GEERS). It establishes a legislative basis for certain unpaid entitlements that are owed to employees who lose their job due to insolvency of their employer.