1.1.S.350 Statement reporter

Usage

This definition applies to all payments.

Definition

A statement reporter is a recipient who is required to give a statement about a specified matter that might affect the social security pension or benefit they are receiving. The statement is due on a specified date, usually the last day of the recipient's entitlement period.

For activity tested recipients the statement is in the form of a continuation form. For non-activity tested recipients the statement can be made using any one of a variety of reporting channels, including telephone, Centrelink website, fax, post, or in person at a Centrelink office. A recipient can be requested, via a Recipient Statement Notice, to give a separate statement for each of several specified periods.

Late reporting for statement reporters

If a recipient does not give their statement within 14 days of the due date their payment will be cancelled. If special circumstances exist for the late reporting the recipient's payment may be restored (for further information see Notification & Recipient Obligations topic for the recipient's payment type).

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 68(2) The Secretary may give a person…

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017