Suspension and restoration of your registration

A worker who has more than five years of service credits, but has not been credited with any service for the last four years, will have their registration suspended.

This means that a worker will not be able to record any further service credits and they will not receive an annual statement.

A suspended worker can apply at any time for restoration of their registration and previous service credits. Once their registration is restored, they can start recording service credits again.

A worker with a suspended registration can apply for a pro rata payment if they have:

  • permanently left the industry; and 
  • 20 weeks have passed since the worker permanently left the industry; and 
  • service credits have not been recorded in that 20 week period.

In the case of a deceased worker with a long service leave entitlement, a payment can be made to the worker’s personal representative.

An application for payment for a deceased worker must be made within two (2) years of the date of suspension of registration or within two (2) years of the date of death, whichever is the latter.

Restoration of a suspended registration

A suspended worker can apply at any time for restoration of their registration and previous service credits. Once their registration is restored, they can start recording service credits again.

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