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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.

Is your course approved for take off?

30 August 2018

To get a student payment, you need to choose an approved course through an approved provider.

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.

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.

Assistance for Isolated Children annual reviews are coming up

20 August 2018

We’ll send you a review form in October. We may also send a letter asking for a 2019 income estimate in September.

Get Farm Household Allowance for longer

1 August 2018

Find out more about the ways you can claim the extra year.

Donate a few minutes… DonateLife

27 July 2018

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

We’re starting to balance your child care fee assistance!

23 July 2018

We might need information from you to do this.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

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

We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!

4 July 2018

Do you know what you need to do?

The new Child Care Subsidy has started

2 July 2018

This means Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and JET Child Care Fee Assistance have stopped.

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.

Do you have a new mobile number? Need a myGov code to sign in?

27 June 2018

No worries! Update your mobile number online so you can still get your myGov code.

It’s now even easier to get an Immunisation History Statement

25 June 2018

Are you having trouble getting a statement? Your vaccination provider can now print one for you.

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.

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.

Do you know about the changes to family payments?

4 June 2018

From July there are changes to family assistance payments that may affect you.

Annual payments for carers

1 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement and the Child Disability Assistance Payment.