News for Separated parents

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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.

If you haven’t done a Child Care Subsidy assessment, do it now

1 September 2018

If you don’t do your assessment by 23 September 2018, you’ll miss out and need to submit a full claim.

Haven’t lodged your 2016–17 tax return? You might get a FTB debt

31 August 2018

To avoid a Family Tax Benefit (FTB) debt, lodge your tax return or tell us you don’t need to.

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.

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.

Immunisation requirements changed on 1 July 2018

8 August 2018

If you get Family Tax Benefit Part A, this change may affect you.

Is your child finishing school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help them decide their 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.

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

23 July 2018

We might need information from you to do this.

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.

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.

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.