If you are receiving this payment and want to avoid a break in payment, you should lodge your claim for Farm Household Allowance by 14 August 2014. Both you and your partner will need to submit separate claims. If successful, you will be transferred onto Farm Household Allowance by 30 September 2014. The closing date to lodge a claim for Farm Household Allowance has been extended to 14 August 2014, from the previous date of 14 July 2014.
Change of circumstances while receiving Interim Farm Household Allowance
You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you are receiving a payment. For example, if:
- you change your address
- your income changes
- you do not have to lodge a tax return
- your care arrangements change
- your work or study load changes, or
- you leave Australia
If you do not tell us about changes in your circumstances within 14 days of any change occurring, your payment may be affected. You may be overpaid benefits and, if you are overpaid, you will probably have to pay the money back.
If you deliberately do not tell us about changes, you could be charged with fraud, and a recovery fee may be imposed.