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Verify your relationship status

17 September 2018

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

10 September 2018

From 20 September, there are stronger participation requirements if you’re a job seeker.

What we wish we knew before we left school

5 September 2018

We share 5 things we’ve learned about our school years to help you decide what’s next in your journey.

Get Youth Allowance as a job seeker?

3 September 2018

You may need to give us your parental income details.

Are you eligible for a Job seeker payment and ready to claim?

30 August 2018

You can get your nominee to help, or claim online yourself.

Get your letters, bills and statements online

28 August 2018

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

23 August 2018

It’s here! Our new version of the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app is available now.

Ways you can be medicine wise

23 August 2018

It’s important to know your medicines, no matter what type you or your family take.

Tips to help you complete your income review

20 August 2018

Have you got a letter from us asking you to check your past income details? Here are some handy tips to help you.

Laying out your options for after school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help you decide your next step.

Help for scams is here

30 July 2018

We have a new dedicated phone line if you think you’ve been scammed by someone pretending to be us.

Donate a few minutes… DonateLife

27 July 2018

Make your decision count this DonateLife Week. Join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

Your 2017-18 Centrelink payment summary details are pre-filled for you in myTax.

You can cancel your payment online

4 July 2018

Cancelling your Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance payment online is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.

Making a claim? We need your tax file number

1 July 2018

It’s important you give us your tax file number (TFN) when you claim.

Changes to getting your first Newstart and Youth Allowance payment

18 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, you may need to meet with an Employment Services Provider before you get your first payment.

New rules for job seekers who miss requirements

14 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, there are new rules and stronger penalties for job seekers who don’t meet their requirements.

Get SMS messages to help remind you to report your income

12 June 2018

To get a reminder from us, you’ll need to have a mobile phone number and subscribe to the Electronic Messaging Service.

Have you received child care fee assistance in 2017-18?

6 June 2018

We’ll start balancing your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate from 23 July 2018.

Intent to claim is stopping on 1 July 2018

5 June 2018

You’ll no longer be able to submit an intent to claim for certain payments and concession cards. New rules will apply.

Changes for dependent students, Australian Apprentices and job seekers

4 June 2018

Your payment may change from 1 July 2018.

Widow Allowance claims are closing

18 May 2018

New claims for Widow Allowance will be closed from 1 July 2018. Other payments are available.