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Helping people with disability achieve their goals

Saturday 3 December 2016 is International Day of People with Disability, a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities.

Get involved with DonateLife #ThankYouDay

This Sunday 20 November is DonateLife Thank You Day.

Public holiday closures, reporting and payment arrangements

We will be closed over the holiday period and we want to help you plan so you still get paid.

1 January 2017 changes to the assets test for pensioners

From 1 January 2017, the assets test free area and taper rate for pensions will increase. This means you can own more assets before they affect your pension.

Help us improve Carer Payment and Carer Allowance assessments

We invite carers to take part in a voluntary field test.

Taskforce Integrity is focusing on welfare fraud

Welfare fraud costs all of us. It happens when someone is doing the wrong thing to claim a welfare payment they are not entitled to.

myGov celebrates reaching 10 million!

More than 10 million active myGov accounts—it’s time to celebrate!

Get involved in DonateLife Week 2016

DonateLife Week, dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation in Australia, starts on Sunday 31 July 2016.

Medical reviews for Disability Support Pension customers

There are now additional medical reviews for Disability Support Pension (DSP) customers.

Medicare Benefit Tax Statements have stopped

There are changes to the way you can claim out of pocket medical expenses in your tax return.

We need your bank account details to pay you your Medicare benefit!

From 1 July 2016, you need to have your bank details registered with Medicare to get your benefit. Make sure we can pay your benefit into your bank account.

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

The 2016-17 Budget was announced on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

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