News for Living with disability

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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.

  1. Natural disaster
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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.

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  1. Caring for someone
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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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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. 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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A one-off payment to help with living costs has been announced

There’s a $250 one-off payment for eligible customers to help with the cost of living.

  1. Working
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Financial support when your Disaster Recovery Allowance ends

You can claim an income support payment from us when your Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) or New Zealand DRA ends.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021