Employment status verification

To help us make the right payments to people, we may ask you to verify an employee’s or job seeker's employment status.

You don’t need to give us an Employment Separation Certificate. We removed it due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ll let you know when you need to start using it again.

We have authority to get information from employers under section 192 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Requests for employee information

We may ask you to complete a report verifying details about a past or present employee. This helps to make sure we provide the right payments or services.

Read about requests for employee information.

Employment Verification Reports

We may send you an Employer Verification Report. This includes an Employment verification letter and a questionnaire. It is used to confirm employee details to make sure they receive the correct payment or service from us.

Employment Separation Certificates

Employment Separation Certificates help us pay people the right amount from the correct date. Under section 196 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, you need to complete the certificate within 14 days of the request.

Page last updated: 26 March 2020