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Lodging a tax return? We’ve got news for you…
If you need to lodge a tax return for 2015-16, do it now so we can balance your payments.
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.
Child Care Rebate quarterly payments coming soon
If you receive Child Care Rebate quarterly, your payment for the last quarter is being processed. There’s no need to call us.
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.
Getting ready for tax time
Access your Centrelink payment summary online and link your ATO account to myGov.
myGov is now even easier to use
It’s easier than ever to sign in to myGov and new features have been added.
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.
Possible changes to child care payments
Find out how legislation could impact child care payments in 2018.
9 out of 10 people have linked their Centrelink online account to myGov
If you’re not one of them, make the link to myGov today!
Do you have a partner? Has your relationship status changed?
If you don’t tell us the correct details about your relationship status, you could be committing welfare fraud.
Next Child Care Rebate quarterly payments coming soon
If you get Child Care Rebate quarterly, your payment for January to March 2016 will be paid between 20 April and 3 May 2016.
Don’t miss out on your benefit - register your bank details today
From 1 July 2016, Medicare patient cheques are stopping - make sure your bank account details are registered to get your benefit.
Update your income estimate for 2016–17
It’s almost the start of the new financial year, which means it’s time to update your family income estimate.
Parents, who’s in your family pool?
We’ll write to you or your child if you need to update your family details. If you don’t receive a letter, you don’t need to do anything.
Have you overdrawn your bank account?
We’ve partnered with the banking sector and there’s support available if you’ve overdrawn your account.
New rules for family payments when going overseas
From 1 July 2016 new rules may affect how long your family payments can continue while you are travelling overseas.
Time for meeting new immunisation requirements
You have until 18 March to meet new immunisation requirements for Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and FTB Part A supplement.
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