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Changes to family payments

Don’t forget, there are changes to some family payments from 1 July 2017.

Haven’t lodged last year’s tax return?

If you received Family Tax Benefit (FTB) during 2015-16, you have until 30 June 2017 to lodge your 2015-16 tax return.

Eligible recipients get one-off energy payment

The One-off Energy Assistance Payment will be paid from 26 June 2017.

Our new look Payment and Service Finder is now available

A great new way to help you find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services.

Lodge your 2016-17 tax return so we can balance your payments

We need to confirm your income before we can balance your family assistance payments.

Don’t need to lodge a tax return?

We still need information from you to balance your family payments.

The subsidy benefit does not exist - it’s a scam

A new scam about a subsidy benefit is being emailed to people and claiming to be from us.

Organise your income estimate and payment choices

You can now update your income estimate for 2017-18 and review your payment choices.

myGov, as easy as it should be

A new look myGov, giving you a better online experience.

Has your child had a health check?

Your 4 year old child needs to have a health check for you to get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement.

Changes to child care payments don’t start until 2 July 2018

The recently announced changes to child care payments may affect you next year.

Do you or your child get the Student Start-up Scholarship?

The Student Start-up Scholarship is being replaced by the Student Start-up Loan for all students.

Don’t forget to submit your lump sum claim by 30 June 2017

If you didn’t receive family payments during 2015-16, you might be eligible for a lump sum payment.

Do you get Child Care Rebate?

If you want to change your Child Care Rebate (CCR) payment option for the 2017-18 financial year, you need to do it now.

Beware of myGov SMS and email scams

Scammers are targeting people with messages claiming to be from myGov.

Is your child with a disability about to turn 16?

Here are some things to think about including payments they may be eligible for and getting their own Medicare card.

Do you get Child Care Rebate quarterly?

You’ll get your payment for January to March 2017 between 19 April and 2 May 2017.

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