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Get involved in DonateLife Week 2016

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

Medical reviews for Disability Support Pension customers.

There are now additional medical reviews for Disability Support Pension (DSP) customers.

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Has your Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY payment changed?

From 1 July the way your dependent Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY payment is worked out has changed.

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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.

Medicare Benefit Tax Statements have stopped

There are changes to the way you can claim out of pocket medical expenses in your tax return.

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.

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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.

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.

Carers, your annual payments are coming

If you get Carer Supplement or Child Disability Assistance Payment, there is no need to contact us as your payment for 2016 is on its way.

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

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

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News for Seniors in your language

Stay up to date with the latest translated issue of the News for Seniors magazine.

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Don’t make yourself a target for Taskforce Integrity

Taskforce Integrity is tackling non-compliance and welfare fraud. Make sure you’re doing the right thing.

Have you overdrawn your bank account?

We’ve partnered with the banking sector and there’s support available if you’ve overdrawn your account.

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