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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.

Increase to Age Pension eligibility age from 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017, the age you need to be eligible for the Age Pension is changing.

Do you get Child Care Rebate quarterly?

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

Press pause on your Centrelink debt while it’s reviewed

You can ask us to review your Centrelink debt and pause debt repayments until your review is finished.

Do you provide ongoing care for your grandchild?

We can offer you extra support.

Update your details with Medicare without leaving the house

Register and update your details when and where it suits you, using your Medicare online account or Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Have you reached the Medicare Safety Net threshold?

It’s quick to check your Medicare Safety Net balance using Medicare online accounts or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Families, tell us your questions

We are developing a new tool to help you find information about payments and services for families on our website.

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