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7 August 2020
We’ve waived the waiting period for some payments until 31 December 2020.
5 August 2020
The Australian Government announced support for Victorians who can't earn an income because they must self-isolate or quarantine at home or they are caring for someone with COVID-19.
29 July 2020
If you’re a past customer and you’re eligible for an income compliance refund, update your details.
29 July 2020
If you live in Victoria, you can do most of your Centrelink and Medicare business online. This includes making claims for new payments.
23 July 2020
Under the changes, we’ll assess the gross income paid to you in your reporting period.
21 July 2020
The Australian Government is now extending JobKeeper payment to 28 March 2021.
20 July 2020
You can start a claim for JobSeeker Payment up to 13 weeks before your circumstances change.
13 July 2020
Your age determines if we assess your superannuation in our income and assets tests.
10 July 2020
Your payment summary information should now be pre-filled in the ATOs myTax system.
9 July 2020
It’s easy to do most of your business with us online or over the phone during this time.
7 July 2020
If the bushfires affected you, there’s still time to claim.
30 June 2020
We also have tips and resources to help you improve your online skills.
29 June 2020
If you’re getting a taxable payment from us you may need us to take tax out of your payment.
24 June 2020
From 3 July 2020, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement. Carers may also get the Child Disability Assistance Payment.
19 June 2020
Your feedback on the beta website will help improve your online government experience.
11 June 2020
If you’re a carer there are payments and support services to help you.
26 May 2020
Reporting your income is quicker with our new online services.
12 May 2020
The Financial Information Service (FIS) can help you make informed decisions about your finances.
6 May 2020
There are some things you need to know about how the Coronavirus has affected overseas travel.
1 May 2020
You don’t need to call or visit a service centre to establish your identity and claim a payment.
30 April 2020
Remember to review your Centrepay deductions and adjust them to match the services you’re getting.
7 April 2020
You can get some of your super early if you’re in financial stress due to COVID-19.
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