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Do you get reportable fringe benefits?

The way we assess reportable fringe benefits as part of your adjusted taxable income is changing.

The Express Plus Families mobile app is no longer available

Express Plus Families has been replaced with the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

Child Care Rebate quarterly payments coming soon

If you get Child Care Rebate quarterly, your payment for July to September 2016 will be paid between 19 October and 1 November 2016.

Income Support Bonus payment is stopping

You’ll get your last instalment of Income Support Bonus in September 2016.

It’s time to update your income details

It’s time to update your income details so your dependent child’s youth payment doesn’t stop.

Man, Woman and child

Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay now count as income

Changes apply to parents with children born or adopted on or after 1 October 2016.

Changes to family payments

You might be affected by recent changes.

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.

Pay your Centrelink debt online using Money You Owe

Take control of your repayments any time by going online.

myGov celebrates reaching 10 million!

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

Lump sum claiming for 2015-16 now open

If you didn’t receive family assistance in 2015-16, now’s the time to submit a lump sum claim.

Get involved in DonateLife Week 2016

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

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Have you noticed changes to student payments?

The way dependent Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY Living Allowance and Assistance for Isolated Children Additional Boarding Allowance payments are worked out has changed.

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.

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myGov is now even easier to use

It’s easier than ever to sign in to myGov and new features have been added.

Getting ready for tax time

Access your Centrelink payment summary online and link your ATO account to myGov.

Improvements to BasicsCard make money easier to access

We’ve listened to your feedback and we are making your income managed money easier to access.

Schoolkids Bonus payments are ending

The final instalment of Schoolkids Bonus will be paid automatically to eligible families and students from 1 to 18 July 2016.

Don’t miss out on your family assistance

Lodge your tax return or tell us if you don’t have to lodge one.

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

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

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