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#1 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I'm trying to find how to apply for a CRN for DS on the Centrelink website. I have been round and round it but I can't for the life of me work out where to do it.

I'm sure I applied for DD's online 18 months ago.

Any ideas?

( It's probably so obvious but I'm having one of those days).


#2 LemonPie

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

As far as I'm aware you can't 'apply' for it.  If you call them or pop into (God-forbid!) Centrelink they should be able to advise you of DS's number.

It would/should have been created when you presented Centrelink with his birth certificate as proof of birth or for your ppl payments to start up if you received these.

Edited by LemonPie, 11 January 2013 - 02:47 PM.

#3 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (LemonPie @ 11/01/2013, 03:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I'm aware you can't 'apply' for it.  If you call them or pop into (God-forbid!) Centrelink they should be able to advise you of DS's number.

It would/should have been created when you presented Centrelink with his birth certificate as proof of birth or for your ppl payments to start up if you received these.

Ah-ha! Righto, will check that out.
Thank you!

#4 NunSoFeral

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Can't get CRN from the website.
My idea is ring centrelink.
Have bank account, your CRN and your medicare number handy.
You will hear an option to register for self service - takes @3 mins.
You can skip the passport question.
Then nice automatic lady asks if you would like a call back - without losing your place in queue.

I had to ring yesterday for a CRN - took @ 5 mins to register for self-service and request call back.
She called back in about 40 mins.

#5 Verurtle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

If you have never applied for any payments with centrelink before your child may not have a CRN number.

If you have recieved baby bonus or parenting payments you should be fine.

If you are using the child's CRN number for a childcare centre it may be handy to get a letter from them with all the details.   The day care will find it handy when putting it through the CCMS system.

#6 fizzy19

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

I got the crn number when I applied for ccb for ds on online services. It comes in a letter a few days later

#7 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (fizzy19 @ 11/01/2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got the crn number when I applied for ccb for ds on online services. It comes in a letter a few days later

Yes, you've jolted my memory, that's what I did for DD and got a letter with her CRN after.
I applied for CCB for DS this arvo while going round in circles so I should get a letter next week with his number in.
If not, I'll call them.

Thanks for the replies guys, you've been helpful x

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