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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you seen the new myGov digital assistant (DA)?
Need online support using myGov? You can now get help using myGov’s DA.
Is your child moving away to study in 2019?
Claim now to make sure you get ABSTUDY before school starts.
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.
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.