Does anyone know how to go about this? Is there a form i can pick up or is it one of those annoying things you have to do over the phone?
Also my friend told me a while back about a payment you can get when you start studying. I think it was around $200. Does this still exist? Does anyone know what its called?
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10-12-2011 10:38 #1
Applying for JET childcare and PES?
10-12-2011 11:00 #2
You might be able to lodge an application (or at least get the form) online, but your best bet would be to go into a Centrelink office with proof of your study (enrollment confirmation, course details etc) and do it that way, as from what I can remember you have to enter into an agreement thing. There is also criteria- you have to be studying a certain number of hours per week in order to receive the payment (can't remember if that applied for JET as well though).
When I received mine, there was an initial start up payment (can't remember how much though). But that was in 2008 so it may have changed. And the JET payment ended on the date my course finished.
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I went into C/L with my enrolment form and just filled out the forms on the spot. PES is $32.00? for part time study and about $62 for full time. My course was 3 days a week and assessed as being full time. The start up payment was just over $200 and I received it after the first 2 weeks of my course.
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11-12-2011 21:03 #4
So if my course doesn't start until FEB could i still go into Centrelink and get it all sorted now or would i have to wait closer to the course start date?
12-12-2011 17:03 #5Senior Member
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Harvest moon, im not too sure. However if you have proof on enrollment, the classes you are taking, student number all that kind of stuff then I guess yeah you can try to hand in the forms before starting. However for me, I couldn't do all the paper work till I actually started and they back paid me. Just know JET takes a few weeks for it to kick in, however it will get back paid into credit with your daycare fees. If that makes sense.
13-12-2011 12:02 #6
Also JET doesnt cover session breaks so make sure you budget for those if you are keeping your child in care over the breaks!! It might mean the difference between you having to pick up a summer subject or not so plan ahead.
13-12-2011 14:26 #7Member
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Hi HarvestMoon, I'm Marian, I work at the Department of Human Services in a team responding to enquiries about Centrelink on social media sites like this one.
There's a really handy factsheet about JET child care fee assistance on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website (factsheet 12): http://www.deewr.gov.au/EarlyChildhood/Resources/Pages/CCfactsheetkit.aspx
The Pensioner Education Supplement (PES) helps you with the costs of full-time or part-time study. You can print the claim form from the Centrelink website here: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/forms/sy004.htm, or you can call 13 2490 to claim over the phone. There's more info about eligibility and claiming here: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/pes.htm
You should submit your claim for Pensioner Education Supplement as soon as possible, so if eligible, you can be paid from the earliest possible date. You can register an intent to claim before your course starts on the Centrelink website here http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/factors/intent_claim.htm.
Hope that helps.
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