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Get your child prepared now to make a student claim for 2019
Is your child planning to do full time study or an Australian Apprenticeship next year? If so, they can make a claim now.
Do your care arrangements change over the school holidays?
You may be wondering what happens to your child support assessment if your care changes over the holidays.
Public holiday closures, reporting and payment arrangements
We close over the Christmas and New Year holidays and want to help you plan so you still get paid.
Earning extra money while getting a student payment?
You can use Income Bank to keep more of your student payment while you’re working.
Have you heard of the app ‘Sunny’?
If you’re a woman with disability, Sunny can help you recognise violence, know your rights and reach out for support.
Manage your letters, bills and statements online
It’s faster and you don’t risk having to pay fees.
What happens when your child completes year 12?
Your child completing school signals some big changes for your family, including changes to your payments.
Want to know what payments and services you can get?
Studying and not sure where to start? Payment and Service Finder can point you in the right direction.
Have you been scammed? We can help
If you’ve given personal information to a scammer, call our Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk straight away.
Get prepared and make your claim now for 2019
You can claim now if you’re planning to do full time study or an Australian Apprenticeship next year.
We have support if you’re affected by family and domestic violence
We want you to know you can reach out to us for help and support.
Appoint a nominee to help you do business with us
Do you need help to claim Disability Support Pension? A nominee can help you.
Are you eligible for a concession card and ready to claim?
You can get your nominee to help, or claim online yourself.
5 totally top tips
Go to the top of the class with our tips for claiming Youth Allowance or Austudy.
You can now use Payment and Service Finder in Chinese Simplified
Try it out if you read Chinese Simplified and tell us what you think.
Changes to ABSTUDY start 1 January 2019
What you need to know if your child gets ABSTUDY, is in secondary school and studies away from home.
Claiming a student payment: why getting in early pays off
You can reap the benefits of claiming your student payment early. So why wait?
Child Support online accounts are changing
To make your online account easier to use we’re making some changes.
Changes for regional and remote students from 1 January 2019
The parental income limit is changing. This will make it easier to be an independent for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY.
1 January changes to ABSTUDY
What you need to know if you get ABSTUDY, are in secondary school and need to study away from home.
Has your child’s payment stopped?
If we stopped their payment because we’re waiting for your income details, you can give them to us now.
Do you get Youth Allowance as a job seeker?
Don’t forget to give us your parental income details if we’ve asked for them.
Don’t forget to update your parental income details
If we stopped your payment because you didn’t give us your parental income details, there’s still time to give them to us.
Get prepared before you claim ABSTUDY
Use our checklist to make sure you have everything ready to go.
Help for people who need essential medical equipment
A yearly payment to help with energy costs to run medical equipment or medically required heating or cooling.
We support young people with disability
We provide extra income and support services to help with the transition to adult life.
If you get Carer Allowance you may need to do an income review
If you haven’t done your review, you need do it now otherwise your payment will stop.
Have you seen the new myGov digital assistant (DA)?
Need online support using myGov? You can now get help using myGov’s DA.
We offer help if you’re having a baby
There’s a few things you need to do to access our payments when you’re having a baby.
Exam results aren’t the end of the world
We asked people to share what they learned about school after shutting the books for good.
Claim ABSTUDY for 2019 now!
Claiming before December will mean you’re ready to start your studies on time.
Is your child moving away to study in 2019?
Claim now to make sure you get ABSTUDY before school starts.
Do you have a 2016–17 Family Tax Benefit (FTB) debt?
You need to act now, or your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) payments will stop.
Gifting may affect your pension
Before you give away your income and assets, it’s important to know how it can affect your payment.
Extra payments for farmers
Households getting Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will get up to 2 FHA supplement payments.
Introducing new services for carers and a Carer Allowance income test
From 20 September 2018, you’ll need to meet an income test to get Carer Allowance.
Verify your relationship status
From 20 September 2018, you need to verify your relationship status if you’re a single parent claiming income support.
New requirements for mature age job seekers 30 and older
From 20 September, there are stronger participation requirements if you’re a job seeker.
What we wish we knew before we left school
We share 5 things we’ve learned about our school years to help you decide what’s next in your journey.
Haven’t lodged your 2016–17 tax return? You might get a FTB debt
To avoid a Family Tax Benefit (FTB) debt, lodge your tax return or tell us you don’t need to.
Is your course approved for take off?
To get a student payment, you need to choose an approved course through an approved provider.