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You must declare Disaster Recovery Allowance as taxable income

Learn how to declare Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) in your income tax return for the 2021-22 year.

  1. Working
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What to do if your debt pause is ending

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

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

  1. Managing your money
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Studying this year? Budgeting can help you manage your money

We have tools to help you budget while you’re studying or training.

  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.

  1. Higher education
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Studying but can’t get a student payment?

Students who don’t qualify for Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY may still be able to get a health care card.

  1. Working
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Easter and Anzac Day 2022 public holiday closures

Your Centrelink payment and reporting dates may change due to the upcoming public holidays.

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  1. Higher education
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When a part time student can get a student payment

If you’re a tertiary student, you normally need to be studying full time to get Youth Allowance or Austudy.

  1. Looking for work
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Easter 2022 public holiday closures

We’re closed over Easter. We want to help you plan so you still get paid.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021