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Public Holiday closure - National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen

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

  1. Managing your money
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Centrelink self service unavailable on Saturday 20 August

Centrelink online account, Centrelink phone self service and the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

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You can now connect with video chat for free financial information

Video chat appointments are now available if you need to speak to one of our Financial Information Service (FIS) Officers.

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Keep more of your income support payment if you’re working

Working Credit lets you earn more before your income support payment is reduced.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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