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Changes to the deeming rates news item
Changes to the deeming rates

The deeming rates we use to assess your income are being lowered.

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Watch out for scams during tax time

Tax time is here and we’re already seeing scams targeting myGov users.

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Your 2018-19 Centrelink payment summary is now available

You can use our online services to get a copy of your payment summary. If you use ATO’s myTax, it’s prefilled for you.

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The Pension Loans Scheme has changed

As of 1 July 2019 more older Australians can now access the Pension Loans Scheme.

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Changes to the Work Bonus start 1 July

If you’re an eligible pensioner over Age Pension age, you may benefit from upcoming changes to the Work Bonus.

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We’ve improved our website design

To help give you a better website experience we’ve refreshed our design.

What you need to know if you’re on DSP and get compensation

If you get a compensation payment, it may affect how much Disability Support Pension (DSP) you can get.

Do you owe Centrelink money?

From 10 June 2019, if you owe us money we can recover it from your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) payments.

Energy Assistance Payments will be paid in June 2019

If you were getting an eligible payment on 2 April 2019, we’ll pay you an Energy Assistance Payment by 30 June 2019.

Changes to the Pension Loans Scheme from 1 July 2019

Changes to the Pension Loans Scheme will impact new and existing participants. More people will be able to access it.

Changes to the Work Bonus from 1 July 2019

The Work Bonus is increasing. We’ll also apply it to self-employment income from active participation.

Are you younger than 35, getting DSP and able to work?

You may have to do activities to help you find and keep work.

Medicare gets a refresh

We’ve improved our site to make it better for you. Let us know what you think.

Don’t fall for a scam

Know how to pick fake emails, fake text messages and fake websites.

Stay safe from being hacked. Use strong passwords

It’s not too late to start making strong passwords a good habit.

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