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How to Claim the Centrelink JobSeeker Payment Online

01/04/2020by Brad Ferris
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Due to coronavirus being highly contagious, now you can claim your job seeker payments online instead of queuing outside the Centrelink office for hours.

  1. Register Online:

Set up your myGov account and link it to Centrelink through your CRN.

Get your CRN by confirming your identity on your myGov account.

If you can’t claim online, you better call Centrelink on the job seekers line.

  1. Documents:

Get the supporting documents to get started. Due to the pandemic, the government has waived the requirement of the following documents:

  • Asset Test
  • Employment Separation Certificate
  • Bank Statement
  1. Claim Online:

Make your jobseeker claim by logging into myGov and go to Centrelink. From the menu, select Payment and Claims, then Claims, and then Make a Claim.

Get started by selecting the category that suits your condition the best.

  1. Track Your Claim:

You’ll receive a receipt after submitting your claim, which will constitute of your ID number of the claim, estimated date of completion, and a website link to track your claim.

You can also track by signing into myGov and going to Centrelink, or through the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

  1. How Much Can You Receive:

Beginning from April 27th 2020, job seekers are eligible for the fortnightly coronavirus supplements of $550 in addition to their existing payments.

On 10th July 2020, the government will also be making the second payment of $750 to lower income groups residing in Australia, eligible concession cardholders, other social security and veteran income support recipients.

If you’re an active Small or Medium Enterprise or a Not-For-Profit that employs people, you’re eligible to receive a payment of a minimum of $20,000 and up to $100,000.

  1. Who Is Eligible:

You qualify for the coronavirus supplement if you receive payments from any of the following income support categories:

  • JobSeeker Payment
  • Parenting Payment
  • Sickness Allowance, Youth Allowance, Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance, Farm Household Allowance
  • ABSTUDY and Austudy
  • Special Benefit

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