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Crisis payment for National Health Emergency (COVID-19) has ended

This payment ended on 1 July 2022. Find out what this means for claims.

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We’ve changed the Home Equity Access Scheme

If you or your partner are Age Pension age, you can apply for a loan under the Home Equity Access Scheme.

  1. Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment ends on 30 June 2022

You may still be able to claim this payment if your isolation or caring period is on or before 30 June 2022.

  1. Natural disaster
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Financial support for more flood affected areas in New South Wales

Additional Local Government Areas in New South Wales (NSW) are now eligible for flood disaster payments.

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Centrelink payment summaries will be available from early July

You might need it for your tax return. It shows taxable and non-taxable payments you got from us this tax year.

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Wait until mid-July to lodge your tax return

Wait for all your information to pre-fill in myTax before you lodge your tax return.

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What to do if your debt pause is ending

From 1 July 2022, Centrelink debt repayments are starting again.

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Do you need to lodge a tax return?

If you get a payment from us, you may need to lodge a tax return.

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  1. Caring for someone
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Annual payments for carers start July 5

From 5 July 2022, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement. You may also get Child Disability Assistance Payment.

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You must declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment as taxable income

Learn how to declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) in your income tax return for the 2021-22 year.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021