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Active scams

We share information about active scams that target our customers.

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  2. Cost of Living Payment

Who can get the Cost of Living Payment

To get the Cost of Living Payment you must be a Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs customer.

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  2. Early release of superannuation

How to apply to release your superannuation early

The way you apply for early access to your super depends on the reason you need it.

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Income support payment

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

  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.

Residence descriptions

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

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.

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  2. Scams and identity theft

How to protect against scams

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

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  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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  2. Centrelink Confirmation eServices (CCeS)

What the benefits of Centrelink Confirmation eServices are

CCeS saves you time and effort.

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