Completing an Employment Certificate
If you are an employer and filling out an Employment Separation Certificate (ESC), you need, within 14 days, to complete the ESC and then:
- hand it back to the former employee or
- forward it directly to the National Business Gateway, fax number 132 115.
If you are an employee or a job seeker, we need to verify information on your employment status in order to make sure either that you are eligible for payments or that you are receiving the correct amount for a payment.
There are three forms that help us identify this information:
- Employer Contact Certificates (ECC)
- Employment Separation Certificates (ESC)
- Employee Verification Reports (EVR).
Our authority to obtain information from employers is given under section 192 of the Social Security Act 1999. We use this information to ensure that our customers receive the correct payments.
You need to know
Employer Contact Certificates
Employer Contact Certificates (ECC) are issued to some customers receiving Newstart Allowance and Youth Allowance, so that we can verify their job-search efforts and determine their eligibility for payments.
Employment Separation Certificates for employers
Employment Separation Certificates (ESC) provide important information that allows us to ensure that we pay the right people the right amount and from the correct date.