If you get a payment from us, there are some things you must do to manage these payments to make sure you’re getting the right amount.
You need to tell us about any changes to your circumstances so we can pay you the right amount. The amount we pay you can change based on your situation.
Manage your payments
If you get Age Pension, we may conduct reviews of your income and assets to see if you’re still eligible for support.
Keep us up-to-date
If you get Age Pension, you need to let us know if your circumstances change.
You need to tell us about any changes within 14 days. This is so we know we’re paying you the right amount. For example, you need to let us know if you travel overseas or change your address.
Returning to work
If you decide to return to work, you need to let us know. You may need to report your income regularly if you return to work.
Read more about employment income reporting and see how your income can impact your payment.
If you decide to start your own business, and start earning income, you need to let us know. We assess income you earn from your business separately to other employment income.
Read more about reporting income from self-employment.
You need to tell us if you’ve changed your address. You also need to tell us if you’ve done any of the following:
- sold your home
- bought a new home
- started renting
- moved into aged care.
If you’ve sold your home, you need to tell us what you’re doing with the funds. The funds could affect your income and assets.
Moving into care
If you enter into an aged care home, you need to let us know. Read more information about how we can support people as they transition into an aged care home.