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How to protect against scams

Know how to spot fake emails, text messages, websites or phone calls.

  1. Scams and identity theft
  2. How to know if it’s a scam

Active scams

We share information about active scams that target our customers.

Advance payment

You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.

  1. Managing your money
  2. Scams and identity theft

How to know if it’s a scam

How to tell the difference between scams and genuine contact from us.

  1. Help for myGov, online accounts and mobile apps
  2. Centrelink online account help guides

Centrelink online account help - Apply for an advance payment

Instructions to apply for an advance payment using your Centrelink online account.

Residence descriptions

You usually need to be an Australian resident or hold a specific visa type to get a Centrelink payment or concession card.

  1. Managing your money
  2. Most useful information

Income support payment

An income support payment is a regular payment that helps you with living costs.

  1. Early release of superannuation
  2. How to apply

If you need evidence of severe financial hardship for early release of superannuation

To access your super early, you need to meet some requirements. You may need to provide evidence.

  1. Top payments
  2. Early release of superannuation

Who can access their superannuation early

There are eligibility rules you need to meet to access your super early.

  1. Managing your money
  2. Centrelink debts and overpayments

What happens when you’re overpaid by Centrelink

Understand what happens when you’re overpaid and what you need to do if you have a debt.

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