Community Services Card
How to apply for Community Services Card
You and your partner (if you have one) will automatically get a Community Services Card if you're eligible for:
- Jobseeker Support
- Sole Parent Support
- Supported Living Payment
- Emergency Benefit
- Youth Payment
- Young Parent Payment
- Veterans Pension
If you get:
- Residential Care Subsidy, you'll automatically get a card, but your partner, if you have one, will need to apply for their own card.
- Student Allowance, you'll be sent a card automatically when your allowance has been approved, unless you have a partner who's working, then you'll need to fill out an application form.
- Orphan's Benefit, Unsupported Child's Benefit or Child Disability Allowance, we will send you a card in your child's name, you can sign the card on the child's behalf.
If none of the above apply to you:
You will need to get an application form, fill it in and send it to us.
You can get an application form in any of these ways:
- Download the application form here
- Ring us on 0800 999 999 and ask for one
- Fax us on our DeafLink free-fax 0800 621 621
- Pick one up from your local Work and Income service centre
- Ask your family doctor or pharmacy
What to bring when you apply for a Community Services Card:
You will need to provide 2 documents as proof of identity when you apply for a Community Services Card.
For more information on what documents you'll need to provide click here.
If you can apply online for more than one service, you only need to fill out the form once.