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  1. Report your income
  2. Employment income reporting

What to report when you report income to Centrelink

We need to know the gross employment income you and your partner get so we can pay you the right amount.

  1. Crisis Payment
  2. Crisis Payment for release from prison or psychiatric confinement

How much Crisis Payment for Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement you can get

You can get a Crisis Payment for release from prison or psychiatric confinement each time you’re released.

  1. Top payments
  2. Rent Assistance

How to get Rent Assistance

You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance.

  1. Top payments
  2. Rent Assistance

How much Rent Assistance you can get

The amount of Rent Assistance you can get depends on how much rent you pay.

  1. Top payments
  2. Mobile service centres

When and where to find mobile service centres

Our mobile service centres (MSCs) travel around Australia, stopping to provide services in rural and regional communities.

  1. Rent Assistance
  2. How to manage your payment

Review of your details when you get Rent Assistance

We may review your rent details to check they're up to date.

  1. Report your income
  2. Employment income reporting

When we pre-fill your information

There are some things you need to know about income, Single Touch Payroll (STP) and other details we pre-fill into reports for you.

  1. Report your income
  2. Employment income reporting

When to report your income to Centrelink

If you’re getting an income support payment, we’ll tell you when you need to report any other income you get.

  1. Housing
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Claim for Crisis Payment - Release from Prison or Psychiatric Confinement form (SU508)

Use this form if you’ve recently been released from prison or psychiatric confinement and are in severe financial hardship.

  1. Rent Assistance
  2. How to manage your payment

Change of circumstances when you get Rent Assistance

We need to know about changes that could affect or stop your Rent Assistance.

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