With the application deadline approaching, there’s still plenty to do.
What to expect when you apply for unemployment is the usual questions and answers.
How many applications do I need?
A range of applications are being accepted.
The jobseeker’s allowance is not required for some jobs, but if you’re applying for a full-time position you’ll need to prove your full-year employment, which is usually more than six weeks.
A few things to keep in mind:There are two different categories of unemployed people.
You can only apply for one unemployment application per person.
A job seeker’s allowance application can be for a one-off jobseating or temporary employment, such as a part-time work placement or temporary accommodation.
This is where you can apply for a number of jobs, such a teaching, caring or other jobs in your community.
If you apply as a family member, the family members can apply together.
You may need to complete a questionnaire to establish if you qualify as a dependent or dependant of someone else.
How much does it cost to apply?
The jobseekers allowance applies to one jobseater per person, with the application fee for each application up to $60.
There are a number different fees depending on the type of application.
If applying for permanent residence, a $25 application fee will be assessed.
For a work-related employment application, the fee is $10.
If a full time jobsearing application is accepted, there are also a range of $30 and $35 application fees.
You’ll need your CV and some supporting documents to prove you’re not employed and are not dependent of someone to apply.
If your CV isn’t complete and you need a letter of recommendation from a family friend or relative, you’ll also need to provide a letter from a friend or other close contact.
If an application is rejected, you can appeal to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
You need to be eligible to work and be self-employed, or be a qualified employee or apprentice.
If working as a self-employment person you will have to pay an application fee.
You also need a valid work visa, or you can find a job in a business you have been in for at least three months.
If self-work, you may need an employment agreement and a payment plan.
You will also need proof of your work experience.
A letter of reference will be required from a relative or friend of your employer, or from a person who has worked with you in the past.
A number of other things will also be required to prove that you’re qualified to do the work.
Who can apply?
You can apply if you:You can also apply if your:You are under 18 and do not need to apply for an unemployment benefit or pension scheme.
You are not eligible for a work permit.
You have been employed for at the time of the application for more than a week and have not left the employment to take a full or part time job.
Your application will also have to be on a work plan that’s approved by the Workplace Relations Authority.
How do I get a letter?
You will need to make a payment in advance to your local Jobcentre Plus to get a copy of your application.
It will also take a letter to your nearest Jobcentrelink.
If there’s a fee, you will need a minimum of $50 to make the payment.
If the fee isn’t paid in full within 24 hours, you could get an email notification.
What happens if I lose my job?
If you lose your job because of the unemployment claim, you should get a job offer or an employment plan.
If that doesn’t work out, you must apply again.
Your unemployment application can take up to a week.
If someone loses their job, it will need the approval of the Fair Wage Ombudsman for any future employment applications.
If they lose their job again, they’ll need the Fair Employment Tribunal to apply to a higher court for a new trial.
If it’s determined you have lost your job, you need to find another job, or find another employer to help you find a new job.
What if I can’t find a suitable job?
You’ll have to reapply for a permanent residence visa or work permit, which will cost you $15 to apply again, depending on your level of education and experience.
The Fair Work Commission has a list of job vacancies in your area.
If we’re not sure if you can get a permanent or temporary residence visa, we can apply to an Employment Tribunal, which can order you a new temporary or permanent residence or work visa.
If this applies to you, you’re in the clear.
What about my family?
If there are children under 18 who are in your family, you don’t need to do any work.
However, your family will need you to prove they’re not a dependent on your application to apply, so you will be able to provide proof of their income and