News for separated parents

Read the latest news for separated parents.

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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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It’s tax time! Find out what you need to know about child support.

Go online to get your child support information to complete your tax return.

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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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Four steps to balancing family assistance payments

Follow these four steps so we can balance your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

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These changes to family payments may affect you

From 1 July 2019 there are some changes that could affect you if you get family payments.

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We’ve improved our website design

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

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We’ll start balancing your family assistance payments from July

After the end of the financial year we balance Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS) payments.

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.

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

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

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

Medicare gets a refresh

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

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

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

Be sure to check out our social media accounts

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?

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

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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