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Student Start-up Loan payments are coming

Keep an eye on your bank account - if you’ve applied for a Student Start-up Loan, you should receive it soon.

Public holiday closures, reporting and payment arrangements

We will be closed over the holiday period and we want to help you plan so you still get paid.

Survival secrets for school leavers

Finishing school and entering unchartered territory can be a time of uncertainty.

1 January 2017 changes to youth payments

There are changes you may need to know about if you’re dependent and get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY.

Incentive for seasonal work

From 1 July 2017 job seekers can earn up to $5,000 from horticultural seasonal work before their payment is affected.

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.

Schoolkids Bonus payments have ended

We paid the last Schoolkids Bonus payment in July 2016. No further Schoolkids Bonus payments will be made.

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.

Changes to Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY

The way we assess reportable fringe benefits is changing.

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.

Get your ABSTUDY claim in today

Make sure you claim early so you get ABSTUDY before school starts next year.

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Changes to repaying HELP debts

If you have a HELP debt and are overseas from 1 July 2017, your repayments may change.

Your payment may stop soon

Your Youth Allowance payment will stop if your parents or guardians haven’t updated their income details.

Income Support Bonus payment is stopping

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

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.

2016-17 Budget measures that may affect you

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

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