Most useful information for Moving to Australia

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Who can be an assurer for an Assurance of Support

To give an Assurance of Support you must meet certain guidelines.

  1. Top payments
  2. Special Benefit

How much Special Benefit you can get

The amount of Special Benefit you can get depends on your circumstances.

New Zealand citizens claiming payments in Australia

If you’re a New Zealand citizen living in Australia you may be eligible to get Centrelink payments or concession cards.

  1. Top payments
  2. Special Benefit

Who can get Special Benefit

You may get Special Benefit if you aren’t eligible for any other income support. You’ll need to meet some rules.

  1. Carer Allowance
  2. Who can get it

Residence rules for Carer Allowance

To be eligible for Carer Allowance you must meet the residence rules.

  1. Age Pension
  2. Who can get it

Residence rules for Age Pension

To be eligible for Age Pension you must meet the residence rules.

  1. Enrolling in Medicare
  2. If you’re a New Zealand citizen

Documents to enrol in Medicare if you’re a New Zealand citizen

You need to provide documents that prove your identity and residency.

  1. Death of a loved one
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Advice of death form (SA116)

Use these forms to advise us of the death of an adult or child. We’ll use these details to update records with Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support.

Income from outside Australia

Income you get from outside Australia can count in your income test.

Proving your identity in person for a Centrelink payment

How to prove who you are in person at a service centre.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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