A list of subjects for Centrelink to help you find information about our payments and services. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A About myGov A simple and secure way to access government services online and at myGov shopfronts. Accommodation, renting and homelessness We can help you to get information, payments and services if you need support. Adopting a child We have a range of payments and services to help parents care for their newly adopted child. After your baby is born There are a few things you should do in the months following the birth of your baby. These things will help make it easier for you and your baby as they grow. Age Pension and planning your retirement Whether you are an older Australian planning for retirement or continuing to work past age pension age, we have payments and services to help with living costs. Assistance with child care fees We offer payments to help with the cost of child care. Australians overseas If you travel or live outside Australia this may affect your health care, child support and Centrelink payments. B Before your baby is born There's financial help available when you have a baby. Borrowing and credit Learn about borrowing and credit to help you manage your money. C Caring for an older Australian There are payments and services to help you if you provide full time care to an older Australian. Caring for someone with an illness or disability You can get financial help and other services if you care for someone with a disability, an illness or who is frail aged. Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) We’ll give you a Customer Reference Number (CRN) when you get payments and services from us. Your CRN identifies your personal record. Choosing between Carer Payment and Age Pension In some situations, you may be able to choose to receive either Carer Payment or Age Pension. Compliance program We do a range of activities to protect Australia’s welfare system. Concession and health care cards Concession and health care cards can get you cheaper health services and medicines. Crisis and special help We can help if you’re in severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, or need special assistance. D Disabled, ill or injured and looking for work We provide financial support and help to people with disability, illness or injury. This support can help you study or find and keep a job. E Employment income confirmation We check your employment income is correct so you get the right amount. Exemptions from Mutual Obligation Requirements for principal carers We can grant principal carers temporary exemptions from meeting their Mutual Obligation Requirements in some family situations. Express Plus mobile apps Our Express Plus mobile apps let you access your information and complete a range of services using your mobile device. We have apps for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support. F Family and domestic violence We support people affected by family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals. Family Day Care operators compliance reviews We check the income you get from your Family Day Care operation has been reported correctly. Financial and health support for young people There’s information, payments and services available if you’re between 15 and 24 and becoming independent from your parents or carer. G Get help with a scam or report it Current scams, what to do and how to report it. Getting help with aged care There are 5 steps to get help with aged care and the costs of aged care. H Having a baby We have a range of services and payments to help new parents before, when and after they have a baby. Help for refugees, humanitarian entrants and new arrivals There is help for you if you have recently come to live in Australia, depending on your visa. You may have to serve a waiting period, and other rules may apply. How to budget We have tools and information to help you start a budget. How we can help you with family and domestic violence concerns Our role is to help you access payments, and connect you to local support services. We can help you find services you need, like legal and housing support. I Identify scams and stay safe How to tell the difference between scams and genuine contact from us, and ways to stay safe online. Indigenous Australians looking for work, studying or training We can help if you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian looking for work. We can also help if you're wanting to study or train to find a job. L Leaving school Information to help you choose your next adventure if you’re about to or have just finished school. Looking for work If you’re looking for work, have recently lost your job, or are at risk of losing your job, there are payments and services to support you. M Managing money and debt Find out how to manage debt to pay it off faster and feel in control of your money. Managing your money Information about budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt, to help manage your money. Managing your money day to day If you would like to find out more about dealing with money, we have tools and resources that may help. Managing your money to build savings We have tools and information to help you build your savings. N National Redress Scheme Support for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. P Payments and services for Australian Apprentices If you’re an Australian Apprentice you may be eligible for payment or some extra help. Payments and services for rural and remote Australians There are payments and services available to support you if you live in a rural or remote area of Australia. Payments and support for Indigenous Australians We have a range of payments and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Payments for carers We provide payments to people who provide daily care to someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged. Payments for families We have payments and services to help with your child's education and health care. Payments for job seekers We offer income support and other help if you’re looking for work or completing approved studies to help you get a job. Payments for older Australians Payments and services for older Australians who are retired, planning for retirement or considering working past age pension age. Payments for people living with an illness, injury or disability We provide payments and services to help you if you have an illness, injury or disability that means you can’t work, or can only do a limited amount of work. Payments for students and trainees Help for students, trainees and Australian Apprentices. Payments for visa holders If you’re living in Australia with an eligible visa we have a range of help to support you. R Retrenched or made redundant If you’ve lost your job and got a redundancy or termination payment, there may be help available. S Scams and your online security How to identify, report and protect yourself against scams pretending to be from us. Self service You can do most of your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business using our Express Plus mobile apps, online accounts or phone self service. Submit your Centrelink documents online You can send us an image of your form, pay slip or other document straight from your mobile device or computer. Support for non parent carers We provide support to grandparents, legal guardians and other family members who provide full time care for a child. T Tax time checker Use our Tax Time Checker to see what you need to do at tax time. Thinking about aged care If you’re thinking about entering aged care, or you’re researching for someone you know, there are services and payments that can help. Time limits for claiming family payments There are rules about when you can submit a claim. They are different depending on the type of payment. If you can’t claim within these timeframes, let us know. W What is family and domestic violence It’s any behavior that is violent, threatening, controlling or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe. What to do following a death We have payments, counselling and other services to help people adjust after someone close to them has died. When your baby is born Now your baby is born there are some things you need to do to start receiving payments and accessing services from us. Who else can help with family and domestic violence There are lots of other organisations that can help you with counselling, financial and legal advice, and safety planning including staying safe online.