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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.
Does your child get a payment from us?
If they get dependent Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, we may need your income details.
If you haven’t done a Child Care Subsidy assessment, do it now
If you don’t do your assessment by 23 September 2018, you’ll miss out and need to submit a full claim.
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.
Get your letters, bills and statements online
We don’t charge you for paper letters we send you, but some companies do. Get your mail online, it may save you money.
Get your new look Centrelink app now
It’s here! Our new version of the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app is available now.
Assistance for Isolated Children annual reviews are coming up
We’ll send you a review form in October. We may also send a letter asking for a 2019 income estimate in September.
Immunisation requirements changed on 1 July 2018
If you get Family Tax Benefit Part A, this change may affect you.
Is your child finishing school?
Read about the support available to help them decide their next step.
Help for scams is here
We have a new dedicated phone line if you think you’ve been scammed by someone pretending to be us.
We’re starting to balance your child care fee assistance!
We might need information from you to do this.
We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!
Do you know what you need to do?
Making a claim? We need your tax file number
It’s important you give us your tax file number (TFN) when you claim.
New requirements if you get Parenting Payment
From 1 July 2018 you may need to take part in the ParentsNext program.
Have you received child care fee assistance in 2017-18?
We’ll start balancing your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate from 23 July 2018.
Do you know about the changes to family payments?
From July there are changes to family assistance payments that may affect you.
Annual payments for carers
From 1 July 2018, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement and the Child Disability Assistance Payment.