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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.
Annual payments for carers
Eligible carers will be paid Carer Supplement and Child Disability Assistance Payment from 1 July 2017.
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.
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