First issue, I went to the wrong centre. There are two WINZ offices in town & they didn’t tell me which one to go to when I made the appointment. I assumed it didn’t matter, turns out I was wrong. The first centre was kind enough to phone the other centre I would be late so I had no problems missing out.
Second, I was missing a couple of documents for the appointment. They needed to know what’s in my other bank accounts (I only had the statement for my daily one) & needed my employers to fill in a different portion of the form than what they filled in (I handed it to them before I gave them my letter of resignation so they believed I was continuing work). I also realized I didn’t have a tenancy agreement from my landlord but, because I pay low rent ($75), they didn’t consider it an issue. I took care of this stuff immediately afterwards so now all that’s left is to wait for my employers to redo the employment form & fax it to WINZ (or return it to me).
Other than the trouble above, I found out that I will only get a 1 week stand down period towards getting Job Seeker support. Not 2 or 13, 1 week. Basically, they considered my dermatitis as a good reason to leave my job (removing the 13 week stand down period) &, because I only work part-time & don’t earn very much, they put me under the standard period of 1 week instead. So, assuming I don’t get any holiday pay or the like, I’ll start receiving payments from WINZ around about the 24th, two days after my birthday 😎 . Sweet, now that the WINZ crap is mostly done I just need to find someone to give me a job.