Did your child get a letter asking about your income?

15 October 2019

If your dependent child gets Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we need your income details so we can keep paying them.

If we sent your child a letter about your income, we need this information by the date in the letter. If we don’t get your income details we may stop your child’s payment.

We review your income each year to make sure your child is still eligible for their payment. We call this the annual parental income reassessment. We also use the reassessment to make sure we’re paying them the right amount.

What you need to do

Follow the instructions in your child’s letter to give us your income information. You need to do this for each child who gets a letter.

You must tell us your income by the date in your child’s letter.

If you need more time to give us this information, contact us on your child’s payment phone number.

If your child lost their letter, they’ll need to contact us.

If your child didn’t get a letter, you don’t need to do anything. We already have the information we need.

Next steps

If your child got a letter, complete the reassessment online. 

Ask us questions at  Family Update on Facebook. Remember, you shouldn’t share your personal details when you contact us in a public space like social media.

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Page last updated: 25 October 2019