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The latest news updates and changes.

1
Jul 2024

The Work Bonus starting balance is $4000

From 1 July 2024, when you claim an eligible payment for the first time, you’ll start with a Work Bonus balance of $4,000.

1
Jul 2024

Parental Leave Pay changes

You can now access more Parental Leave Pay days.

27
Jun 2024

If you get Youth Allowance as a student or apprentice, tell us about changes

If your study, work, family, partner or living situation changes you need to update us within 14 days. If you don’t, you could get a debt.

26
Jun 2024

Centrelink payment summary details should pre-fill in ATO’s myTax by mid-July

If you get payments from us and need to lodge a tax return, you can check your information has pre-filled in the ATO’s myTax so you’re tax ready.

24
Jun 2024

Emergency payments at tax time

Some disaster and pandemic payments are taxable but won’t show on your Centrelink payment summary or pre-fill in your tax return.

21
Jun 2024

If you moved away for study, the Tertiary Access Payment may help with costs

If this is your first year of tertiary study with no gap year, you may be eligible to get the one-off payment of up to $5,000 to help with the costs of moving.

19
Jun 2024

New and improved aged care provider information

We’ve improved the health professionals section of our website, including information for aged care providers.

19
Jun 2024

Annual Carer Supplement payments for carers start 3 July 2024

We’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement between 3 July and 2 August 2024.

19
Jun 2024

Annual Child Disability Assistance Payments for carers start 3 July 2024

We’ll pay eligible carers the Child Disability Assistance Payment between 3 July and 2 August 2024.

15
Jun 2024

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June 2024

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June, highlights the abuse, mistreatment and neglect of older people.

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