News for Separated parents

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Do you owe Centrelink money?

9 May 2019

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

30 April 2019

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

Family payments can change if your child is 13 to 19 years old

26 April 2019

Your child’s age can affect the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) payments your family can get.

Changes to the Pension Loans Scheme from 1 July 2019

15 April 2019

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

Medicare gets a refresh

19 March 2019

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

30 June 2019 is fast approaching, act now so you don’t miss out on payments

18 March 2019

You may need to confirm your family’s income or submit a lump sum claim for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for 2017-18.

Don’t fall for a scam

5 March 2019

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

Be sure to check out our social media accounts

11 February 2019

We have Facebook and Twitter accounts and a YouTube channel. Use them to stay up to date, anywhere, anytime.

Do you have a child from a past relationship in your care?

11 February 2019

We may reduce your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A if you haven’t applied for a child support assessment.

Child Support online guides

7 February 2019

There are online guides to help you do your child support business online.

Stay safe from being hacked. Use strong passwords

1 February 2019

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

Save time! Go online to do your child support business with us

28 January 2019

Use your Child Support online account to manage your child support payments and details.

Child support when one parent lives overseas

21 January 2019

We may be able to help you arrange child support even if one parent doesn’t live in Australia.

Has your 4 year old had their healthy start for school health check?

14 January 2019

If they don’t have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.

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