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What to do if your debt pause is ending

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

  1. Top payments
  2. Rent Assistance

How to get Rent Assistance

You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance.

  1. Housing
  2. Top payments

Rent Assistance

A regular extra payment if you pay rent and get certain payments from us.

  1. Disability Support Pension
  2. What your commitments are

Working while you’re getting Disability Support Pension

You may be able to work and still get Disability Support Pension (DSP).

  1. Managing your money
  2. News

We’re sending letters to some people who were overpaid

If you live in a Local Government Area impacted by lockdowns, the temporary pause on Centrelink debts has now lifted.

  1. Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. News

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.

  1. Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices
  2. How much you can get

Income and assets tests for Youth Allowance for student and Australian Apprentices

We use income and assets tests to check if you can get Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices and how much you might get.

  1. How much you can get
  2. Income and assets tests

What the personal income test is for Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices

We check your personal income to see if you’re eligible for Youth Allowance and work out how much you’ll get.

  1. Austudy
  2. Who can get it

Income tests for Austudy

We use income tests to see if you’re eligible for Austudy and work out how much you’ll get.

What the personal income test for ABSTUDY Living Allowance and School Fees Allowance higher rate is

We use the ABSTUDY personal income test if you’re 16 or older, or an independent Australian Apprentice.

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