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Small Business Digital Adaptation Program: How to Claim Your Rebate

Small Business Digital Adaptation Program: How to Claim Your Rebate

A guide on how to claim the cost of their Legal Plan via the Victorian Government’s Small Business Digital Adaptation Program before 5 December 2021.

25th March 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes

IMPORTANT:
Your application MUST be completed before 11:59PM on 5 December 2021 to be eligible for the rebate.

What You’ll Need Before We Start:

  1. Your business registration details: your ABN, ACN (if applicable), business address and contact details
  2. A valid Driver’s License, Seniors Card or Proof of Age Card
  3. Your bank details to receive the $1,200 rebate
  4. Your Lawpath legal plan invoice (read below on how to obtain this)

Step 1: Download Your Invoice

  • Find your active plan under ‘Subscriptions’ and click ‘Show’ under Invoices to download your most recent invoice as a PDF.


Step 2: Start Your Application with Business Victoria

  • Following this you will be asked to Create an Account with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) Grants Portal platform, or Login if you have already registered.


Step 3: Complete Your Applicant Details

  • Fill in all the required fields and additional information you would like to provide. You will need the details of your proof of identity to complete this.


Step 4: Outline Proposed Activities

  • In this step you will be required to detail how you’re planning on using your Legal Plan.

  • To help streamline your application, you can use the following descriptions as a starting point for the following questions:
If you have chosen a premium product or expect to use the $1,200 in full before 12 months expires please explain why this is necessary to support your business’ digital adaptation:


“Purchasing a Lawpath subscription will allow me to stay on top of my legal requirements by helping me create, manage and sign contracts online. I will also be able to access on-demand legal advice when making key business decisions, ensuring my business is in the best position for future growth and success.”

How will this product enhance your business’ adaptation to a digital operating environment?

“Having all my legals accessible from anywhere allows my business to seamlessly adapt to any changes ahead with complete peace of mind. I will be able to manage contracts without any physical exchange of documents and receive legal advice from wherever I am working on my business.”

  • N.B. You will also be required to enter your Bank Details to receive the $1,200 rebate

Step 5: Upload Your Supporting Documentation

  • Upload your invoice downloaded in Step 1 and the same proof of identity you detailed in Step 3



Step 6: Review Your Application and Submit

  • You can save your application and return to it later if you don’t have any of the required information on hand. 
  • Once you have completed your application the DJPR will be in touch if they require further information or to inform you of any issues with the application. 

IMPORTANT:
Your application MUST be completed before 11:59PM on 5 December 2021 to be eligible for the rebate.

Author
Tom Willis