LOCAL students receiving or planning to claim financial assistance from Centrelink should register for online services.
Centrelink area manager Brian Small said once registered, students could do their Centrelink business without the need to travel to a Centrelink office.
“Students can claim Youth Allowance or Austudy online, report any employment income, update their study details and check when they’ll receive their payments,” Mr Small said.
“The best thing about online self-service is students can access it using their own computer, meaning they can save time and money on transport costs.
“If you don’t have access to a computer, take advantage of the self-service computers available at your nearest Centrelink office.”
Mr Small said it was easy to get started with Centrelink’s online services.
“You just need to register – this can be done via the online services section of the Centrelink website, over the phone or in person at any Centrelink office.
“Of course, customer service advisors are always available at your local Centrelink office to provide face-to-face assistance to students when they need it.”