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1 January 2017 changes to the assets test for pensioners

From 1 January 2017, the assets test free area and taper rate for pensions will increase. This means you can own more assets before they affect your pension.

Do the annual parental income test reassessment today

Don’t let your child lose their Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance payment. Act now.

Don’t lose your youth payment

Parents and guardians need to do the annual reassessment and update their details so you don’t lose your payment.

Help us improve Carer Payment and Carer Allowance assessments

We invite carers to take part in a voluntary field test.

Do you get reportable fringe benefits?

The way we assess reportable fringe benefits as part of your adjusted taxable income is changing.

Closure of fisheries in the Hunter River and Port Stephens

Assistance for individuals and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the closure of the fisheries in the Hunter River and Port Stephens.

Income Support Bonus payment is stopping

You’ll get your last instalment of Income Support Bonus in September 2016.

Man, Woman and child

Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay now count as income

Changes apply to parents with children born or adopted on or after 1 October 2016.

Changes to family payments

You might be affected by recent changes.

Taskforce Integrity is focusing on welfare fraud

Welfare fraud costs all of us. It happens when someone is doing the wrong thing to claim a welfare payment they are not entitled to.

Claiming online for Youth Allowance and Austudy just got easier and faster

Claiming online is simple. Answer some questions, provide the required documents, submit your claim and leave it with us.

Pay your Centrelink debt online using Money You Owe

Take control of your repayments any time by going online.

myGov celebrates reaching 10 million!

More than 10 million active myGov accounts—it’s time to celebrate!

The Express Plus Students mobile app is no longer available

Express Plus Students has been replaced with the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

Lump sum claiming for 2015-16 now open

If you didn’t receive family assistance in 2015-16, now’s the time to submit a lump sum claim.

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.

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.

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

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

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