HUNTER REGION NILS ENQUIRY FORM

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A NILS LOAN?


To be eligible you must:

  • have a health care card, pension card OR

  • earn less than $57,000 a year (after tax) if single, OR

  • less than $75,000 a year (after tax) for couples or people with children.

  • have lived in your current or previous residence for at least 3 months.

**Special circumstances may be considered**

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR LOAN

STEP 1: Complete and submit this enquiry form.

STEP 2: Provide the following documents:

  • 100 points of ID more information provided at the end of this form.  

  • Quote(s) for the item(s) you wish to purchase

    • Your quote must provide the Supplier's name, contact details, and ABN number.

    • Direct payment details - BSB, Account Number and Reference.

  • Bank transactions for the last 90 days showing your income and expenses

    • Bank transactions must be up to the current date.

    • if you use more than one account for your income and expenses, you will need to send them all.  

USE ONLINE BANKING?

If so, you can send your bank transactions directly to our email address using Illion Bank Statements.
This is a safe, secure and quick option. 

Don't use Online banking?

You will need to provide a printout of your bank transactions (not a Statement) for 90 days - up to the current dateYour bank should provide this for you free of charge. 

Don't forget to include all the accounts you use for your income and expenses. 

NB: unfortunately, we do not accept screenshots from mobile banking apps. 

Please don't worry, take one step at a time, and remember we are here to help.

HRNILS ENQUIRY FORM

PERSONAL DETAILS

CLIENT 1

If you don't have a Centrelink Customer Number, please type 'NA' in box

CLIENT 2

The following 2 questions are used for reporting purposes and will have no impact on your application.

If you feel uncomfortable in any way, please select 'Prefer not to answer'.

HOUSING TYPE

SECONDARY CONTACT

Hunter Region NILS Centrelink Confirmation eServices (CCeS) Authority

If you would like us to download your Centrelink Statement for you,
please carefully read and complete the following form.

Do you authorise:

  • Hunter Region No Interest Loans Scheme Inc. (Hunter Region NILS) to use Centrelink Confirmation eServices to perform a Centrelink enquiry of your customer details in order to enable the business to determine if you qualify for a NILS service.

  • Services Australia to provide the results of that enquiry to Hunter Region NILS and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

Do you understand:

  • Services Australia will disclose personal information to Hunter Region NILS including your name, payment type, payment status, one off payment, income, assets, deductions, shared care arrangements and Youth Allowance Independent Rate to confirm your eligibility for relevant NILS service.

  • this consent, once given, remains valid while you are a customer of Hunter Region NILS unless you withdraw it by contacting Hunter Region NILS or Services Australia.

  • You can get proof of your circumstances/details from the department and provide it to Hunter Region NILS so that your eligibility for relevant NILS service can be determined.

  • if you withdraw your consent or do not alternatively provide proof of your circumstances/details you may not be eligible for the NILS service provided by Hunter Region NILS.

If you have any questions, please contact us before completing the following:

CLIENT 1

CLIENT 2

CONFIRMATION OF BOARD OR PRIVATE RENT PAID DIRECTLY TO LANDLORD OR HOMEOWNER

Only complete the following section, if you do not pay rent to a real estate agent, 
Hume, Compass, Housing etc. 


Confirmation of boarding payments or private rent paid directly to the landlord or homeowner is usually confirmed with a Statutory Declaration. However, due to COVID-19 these expenses can now be confirmed by completing the following form.

Please include your previous address in the 'Additional Notes' section below:

*Don't forget to include all expenses covered in your current rent or board payment. 

If you are happy for us to confirm your board or rental payments, please provide contact details for your housemate or private landlord below:

Please include any other information to help explain your current housing situation below: 

NILS CLIENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

NILS is based on trust and the circular community credit model. Every repayment made by current clients is used to lend to others in the community.

Before you submit your application, please take some time to read the information provided below:

CLIENT RIGHTS

  • Be treated fairly and with respect regardless of your personal circumstances and beliefs.

  • Be told if you can apply for a loan and how to do so.

  • Know and agree to what happens to the information we keep about you and your financial situation.

  • Give feedback or make a complaint without it affecting whether or not you get help from us.

  • If available, access an interpreter, advocate, or other support person to assist with the NILS application.

  • Receive a loan without fees, charges or interest if your application is approved.

  • Be informed about the loan decision making process.

  • Be referred to financial counselling if you need to.

  • Put NILS repayments on hold or change the amount you repay if you get into difficulties repaying the loan.

  • Restart loan repayments if you stop.

  • Be able to apply additional lending once you've met the 90 days (3 months) no missed repayment criteria (up to a total of the higher limit of the combined loan purposes if you can afford it).

  • Be able to apply for another NILS loan (up to a total of the higher limit of the loan purpose if you can afford it) if you are eligible once you’ve successfully repaid your current loan.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act in a manner that respects the rights of other clients, staff and volunteers of the organisation.

  • Give clear information to assess the loan.

  • Make sure the information you give us is accurate.

  • Let us know if you’re happy or unhappy with our service without being rude or aggressive.

  • Tell us if you would like someone with you during the loan interview or to help with the loan application.

  • Make regular payments and pay the loan back so that someone else in the community can get a loan like you did.

  • Ensure all information provided is true and correct, and that no false or misleading information is given at any time.

  • Tell us if you have any financial difficulties now.

  • Tell us if you have any financial difficulties in the future. Restart payments as soon as possible.

  • Make regular payments when you restart, tell us if you have any financial difficulties in the future.

  • Meet the repayment amounts for the first loan and for any additional borrowings.

  • Be able to meet the repayments for the new loan.

WHAT DO I DO AFTER I SUBMIT THE FORM?

Send us:

*100 OR MORE POINTS OF ID

**If you're on Centrelink payments, please provide a copy of your Centrelink Card**

PRIMARY DOCUMENTS: worth 70 points can include:
- Pension or Social Security Card
-
 Driver's license
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Age Card
- Passport

**You will need to send AT LEAST ONE OR TWO of the Primary Documents**

**if your loan is for car expenses, we will also need your Drivers License, and a copy of your registration papers**

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS: worth 30 points can include:
-Medicare card
- Australian Taxation Office Notice
-Student Photo ID 
- ID card/Permit - includes boat license, shooting license etc
- Utility bill
- Rates notice

 Pension card + Driver's license = 140 points
Driver's license + Medicare card = 100 points

We also need you to send:

*QUOTE(S) FOR THE ITEM(S) YOU WISH TO PURCHASE
Make sure to include supplier's ABN number, and their contact and payment details.  

*BANK TRANSACTIONS FOR THE LAST 90 DAYS SHOWING YOUR INCOME AND EXPENSES.

*Want to send your bank details directly to us?  Don't forget to 'tick' the previous Illion Banking section in this form. 

**Don't use oline banking? Ask your bank for a printout of your bank transactions for the last 90 days - your bank should provide this for your free of charge. 

Email your documents to info@hrnils.org.au

Please remember to call 02 49877660 if you need any help.