We appreciate there are times when circumstances beyond your control can make it difficult to meet all your financial commitments.
If you’re struggling to make a payment to us, please let us know as soon as possible. You can contact us, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (AEST) on:
Telephone: 1800 618 700
Follow the steps below to make a financial hardship application to allow us to consider any financial issues you are experiencing:
Complete Your Application
Complete a financial hardship application form and gather your supporting documents. You’ll need to provide supporting information for your main income (payslip or Centrelink statement).
The following documents may be required if they’re relevant to your circumstances:
- Letter from former employer confirming loss of employment;
- Letter from charitable organisation regarding loss of employment or inability to provide for basic necessities;
- Bank notice regarding unpaid overdraft or repossession of mortgaged property;
- Eviction notice;
- Copies of unexpected bills/payments;
- Pending disconnection of essential service/s;
- Repossession notice of essential items, e.g. car, motorcycle;
- Funeral expenses;
- Notice of impending legal action;
- Family law court document regarding changes.
- Letter from doctor confirming inability to earn income due to disability, injury, illness or caring for sick family member;
- Overdue medical bills.
Please note: For privacy reasons, if any of the documents you provide contain any government identifiers such as Tax File Number etc, please blank these out before sending.
Submit Your Application
If you need help with the application process, call AHI on 1800 618 700. We can take you through the process and help you complete your application, but you’ll still be required to supply supporting information.
Submit your completed financial hardship application and all supporting information to AHI via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand the urgency of your application, once received, we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as reasonably possible.
Sometimes you may need extra help to get through a difficult time. For free, confidential, independent financial advice visit Financial Counselling Australia or call the National Financial Counselling Hotline on 1800 007 007.
Financial Hardship Provisions in the Code of Practice
You can find out more by reviewing the General Insurance Code of Practice at www.codeofpractice.com.au
AHI complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Australian Privacy Principles and any other applicable privacy regulations regarding the collection, storage, use and disclosure of “personal information” as defined under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).