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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.

From 20 March 2017 Energy Supplement is changing

This change will only affect some customers.

Incentive for seasonal work

From 1 July 2017 job seekers can earn up to $5,000 from horticultural seasonal work before their payment is affected.

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.

Do you owe us money?

If you do, we can ask you to pay off your Centrelink debts at any time.

New changes make it even easier to sign in to your myGov account!

You can use your mobile phone number to sign in, unsuspend your account, and claim an email address from a locked account.

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.

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.

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.

Medical reviews for Disability Support Pension customers

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

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

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

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