Centrelink is part of the Department of Human Services in Australia. It is responsible for processing applications and dispersing payments for people who need financial help for many reasons including unemployment, child support, disability and retirement. Centrelink also looks after the economic wellness of Australian indigenous people, youth looking for a job and people who pay exorbitantly high rents. Centrelink also provides the baby bonus, a career allowance for daycare costs for parents who work and the family tax benefit.
Online Centrelink Services
You can do almost everything that you can do in person at a service center online at Centrelink. The general link to access every service is at http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/centrelink-online-services.
You need to initially register for the online services and after that you can perform a variety of functions including claim a range of Centre link payments including the age Pension, Baby Bonus, Child Care Benefit, Dad and Partner Pay, the Low Income Supplement, the Newstart Allowance, the Youth Allowance and many more services.You can also register intent to claim a service such as ABSTUDY.
There are some services that you can take care of online that you do not have to be registered for including updating a Healthy Start for School Review, reporting Fraud, inquiring about your BasicsCard Balance or finding a Centrepay, Income Management or BasicsCard organization or business.
Centrelink is distinguished from many other government assistance centers by having many mobile apps that can be downloaded to help you facilitate such functions as reporting your earnings, recording your working hours, updating contact details and accessing online letters. You can get these downloads from Centrelink online at the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/department-human-services/id499478465 or on Google Play at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Australian+Government+Department+of+Human+Services. On Google Play there are many different targeted apps including Express Plus Family, Express Plus Job Search, Express Plus Student, Express Plus Senior. Express Plus Medic and Express Plus Lite. All of these apps are available at no charge to users of the Centrelink site.