The Employer Support Payment Scheme (ESPS) provides financial assistance to eligible employers of reservists and self-employed reservists, when the reservist is absent from their civilian workplace on eligible periods of Defence service.
For reservists in full-time employment, ESPS payments are made at a set weekly equivalent to Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (AWOTE).
For FY 2020/2021 the rate is $1,658.70 per week.
A pro-rata payment may be made for a part-time employee.
To find out more about the payment and how to claim for the payment, go to: