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Claiming carer payments just got easier

You can now apply for Carer Payment and Carer Allowance online.

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.

From 20 March 2017 Energy Supplement is changing

This change will only affect some customers.

Do you owe us money?

If you do, we can ask you to pay off your Centrelink debts at any time.

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.

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Income Support changes affecting new aged care residents

From 1 January 2017, new aged care residents who rent out their former home will have the rental income assessed for their income support payments.

New changes make it even easier to sign in to your myGov account!

You can use your mobile phone number to sign in, unsuspend your account, and claim an email address from a locked account.

Helping people with disability achieve their goals

Saturday 3 December 2016 is International Day of People with Disability, a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities.

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