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Follow these easy steps to make claiming with us easier.

We’re asking you to create a voiceprint

Voiceprint makes using our phone system easy, and it’s safer and more secure than using a PIN.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

Details from your 2016-17 Centrelink payment summary have been pre-filled for you in myTax.

Your student payment may change from June

Payment rates and eligibility are changing for dependent Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Assistance for Isolated Children and Austudy.

The ordinary waiting period has changed for some new claims

You may now need to serve a 1 week waiting period.

We’re testing a new website design

We want to know what you think about the new design.

Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams

Scams are on the rise. We have details about the recent scams to keep you and your family safe.

Eligible recipients get one-off energy payment

The One-off Energy Assistance Payment will be paid from 26 June 2017.

Our new look Payment and Service Finder is now available

A great new way to help you find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services.

Don’t need to lodge a tax return?

We still need information from you to balance your family payments.

The subsidy benefit does not exist - it’s a scam

A new scam about a subsidy benefit is being emailed to people and claiming to be from us.

Gifting may affect your payment

Before you give away your income and assets, it’s important you understand how it can affect your payment.

Change to Age Pension eligibility age from 1 July 2017

Remember, from 1 July 2017 the age you need to be to get Age Pension is changing.

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.

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