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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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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.

  1. Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Not sure which COVID-19 payment to apply for?

The COVID-19 payment you can claim depends on whether you get income support from us.

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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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New advance loan payment with the Home Equity Access Scheme

More options will be available for older Australians under the Home Equity Access Scheme.

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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.

  1. Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Did you get Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment?

You must declare Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) in your income tax return for the relevant financial year.

  1. Managing your money
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We’ve started making the Cost of Living Payment

You don’t need to do anything. If you’re eligible, we’ll pay you the $250 one-off payment automatically.

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Financial Information Service webinars are now available

You can book and watch free financial education and information webinars to help plan for the future.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021