While you are still able to do business face-to-face in a Centrelink branch, online is the easiest way to deal with claims and updating your information.
While using Jacaranda, you may have been asked to provide a copy of your Centrelink income and asset statement. If you aren’t sure how or where to access it, we will explain this all to you here.
We’ll also outline some of the other basic features of Centrelink, and how to best access and use them.
If you weren’t able to log into your MyGov or Centrelink account during the application process, we may ask you to quickly grab a copy of your Centrelink income statement.
To get started, log in to your Centrelink account. This can do this directly through MyGov. Get started by heading to www.mygov.com.au.
Depending on how you’ve set up your account, you may need to enter in a verification code. Click on next.
Once you’ve logged in, apply for a personal loan and select Centrelink from your list of linked services. From here you’ll be redirected to the Centrelink website.
Click on ‘Request a document’.
Select ‘Detailed income and asset statement’ from the dropdown menu. Then select who you’re accessing the document for.
You’ll notice the date will automatically default to today’s date. You are able to change the date via the calendar icon. However, when submitting this to Jacaranda, you will want today’s date.
Once, you’ve clicked submit, you’ll receive a receipt number for your records.
The receipt page will also provide you with a link to your document in PDF format. You can view, print or save the PDF.
If you’ve set up your account to receive your letters online, you’ll be sent a copy of your document to your MyGov inbox or registered email address.
Once you have a copy of your statement, save it to your computer. Then, attach it in an email to Jacaranda .
We’ve made a step-by-step video for our customers to get a bad credit loan, that you are able to view at the top of this page. Alternatively, The Department of Human Services has its own step-by-step guide, available here.
You are able to claim most Centrelink payments online.
Students and Trainees
People with Disability
Rural and Remote Australia
Concessions and Health Care Cards
You’re also able to find, estimate and compare payments using the Payment and Service Finder.
If you also need to withdraw or cancel a claim, you are able to do this online.
Simply access your Centrelink account through MyGov, and select make a claim from your homepage. If your claim is complete, select ‘withdraw claim’. If your claim is incomplete, select ‘cancel claim’.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment if you get a small loan. You need to report your income so Centrelink is able to pay you the right amount.
How to report:
You are able to report your earnings all online. On MyGov, you can record and report your income in your employment diary.
Alternatively, you can download the Express Plus Centrelink app via the Apple Store or Google Play. You can record and report your income in the app.
What to report:
You need to report the gross amount you and your partner earn. Gross income is the amount you earn before tax and other deductions.
If your earnings change, even by a small amount, you need to let Centrelink know.
Income can be money you:
Don’t forget to keep records. Centrelink may ask you to show proof of your income, such as payslips.
Remember: Total gross earnings + Overtime and penalty earnings = Your income to report
When to report:
When you start recieving Centrelink payments, they will let you know when you need to report your income. There are two types of reporting:
Most people will need to report every 14-days. This is called your reporting period. Centrelink will let you know when your reporting period starts and ends. Each time you put in a report, they’ll let you know when your next reporting date is.
Remember that you’ll need to lodge your report by 5 pm on your reporting date if you want to be paid by the correct time.
If you report late, your payment could be late. You are able to report online up to 13-days late, but you will need to call Centrelink on your regular payment line or visit a service centre and get a quick loan.
If you fail to report your payments, and have reporting requirements, you won’t be paid.
If you’re not given a reporting period, you must still tell Centrelink if you or your partner’s income changes. You must tell them about any changes within 14-days. Unfortunately, you can only tell us about your income changes by calling Centrelink on your regular payment line.
You can find a more comprehensive guide to reporting your income on The Department of Human Services website.
Before you apply for a loan with Jacaranda, consider the possibility of applying for a Centrelink advance payment.
As the name suggests, you may get part of your income support payment, or Family Tax Benefit, paid out early. You then pay it back later out of your future Centrelink payments.
Only those receiving certain types of Centrelink payments are eligible for the advance payment. You can find a full list of who is eligible here.
The type of Centrelink payment you receive will also limit how much you are able to advance.
Repaying your advance:
Every fortnight you will pay back part of your advance. This will start on the next date you receive payment after you get the advance.
Centrelink will automatically take the repayments out of what they normally pay you. You do not need to set any of this up.
How To Apply:
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a bad credit loan is online, or with the Express Plus Centrelink app.
To apply, simply log in to your Centrelink account via MyGov or your Express Plus mobile app.
Select Apply for Advance
Centrelink will let you know if you’re eligible to apply or not. If you’re eligible, select Get Started.
Follow the steps to apply. There will be information on each screen to help you with the application.
Submit your application.
once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll get a receipt letting you know if you were successful. You’ll also receive a summary of your advance payment details.
Visit The Deparment of Human Services information page on the Advance Payment for more information.
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