Update your relationship status

If your relationship status changes throughout the year, you need to let us know.

You may also need to update both your family income estimate and your activity level.

If you don’t, we may pay you too much. If this happens, you’ll owe us money which you’ll have to pay back.

If you overestimate your family income, you’ll get any outstanding amount when we balance your subsidy.

What you need to do

Update your relationship status by calling the families line.

You need to let us know if there’s a change to your family income estimate or activity details. You can update these details at any time. It only takes a few minutes to do and you can do it yourself online.

You should review your:

  • income estimate to make sure it reflects your combined family’s income
  • activity details to make sure it reflects the activity levels of both you and your partner.

You can update your family’s estimate and activity details at any time using your Centrelink online account through myGov. Use our online guides to help you update your:

You can also use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. It only takes a few minutes to do the update and you can do it yourself online.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021