What is vehicle allowance?
In accordance with the SCHADS industry award, if a worker uses their own car during a shift they are entitled to claim $0.80 per kilometre as a Vehicle Allowance for the distance they have driven during that shift. This does not include travel to and from the shift. Hireup charges $0.85 per kilometre for this; the extra $0.05 helps cover compliance and invoicing.
How do I use the vehicle allowance feature on Hireup?
The Vehicle Allowance feature must be turned on by users seeking support for each support worker as they join their support team. This can be done when the first booking is made. It can be turned on or off at any time during the support relationship through the support team settings page, found on the left hand side of the Hireup dashboard.
If the feature is turned on for a worker, they will be able to include the distance travelled during a shift on the Hireup booking form when they confirm their hours after a shift has been worked.
The user seeking support will then be able to review the distance travelled when they approve the shift hours.
The Hireup team will then process the Vehicle Allowance based on the payment preferences of the user seeking support, and reimburse the support worker with their fortnightly pay.