When making the application you are signing a declaration that the application has been made in accordance with the eligibility criteria.
If you have provided false or misleading information, or receive any subsidy or payment that you were not entitled to receive, you may be subject to an investigation including for offences under the Crimes Act 1961.
Given this declaration, it is important that you review the criteria to ensure that you have evidence to support your claim.
Evidence will include documentation on how you arrived at a 30% drop in revenue – this should be self-evident for most employers who are unable to carry on their business during the Level 4 COVID-19 lock down period.
The active steps criteria will mainly include seeking advice from a third party, but may also incorporate all internal actions that assist with mitigating the impacts of COVID-19.
Therefore while you may not be required to submit the evidence with your application, it is crucial you get this information together as all payments made by the MSD are subject to an audit. Payments claimed in error may be subject to repayment.