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3 days ago

Hank Jongen

This year marks 10 years celebrating the community through my social media pages, and there's no doubt in my mind this has been achieved.

To recognise how far we've come, I thought it was about time I shared my own #10YearChallenge with everyone!

If things get better with age, then Charlie must be getting close to looking pawfect 🐶
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This year marks 10 years celebrating the community through my social media pages, and theres no doubt in my mind this has been achieved.

To recognise how far weve come, I thought it was about time I shared my own #10YearChallenge with everyone!

If things get better with age, then Charlie must be getting close to looking pawfect 🐶

 

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Aren't you fortunate to be able to have a dog in your life? Many people who are getting benefits are not that lucky. They have to choose between the love of a companion animal and eating - and it's even worse, of course, if they had a pet before they started needing benefits. Centrelink benefits are barely enough to keep body and soul together, let alone supporting another body as well. Not to mention the difficulties in renting when one has animals.

Alasdair Edwards

Yep and centrelink got worse in 10 years job well done hank

Your still the same And so is the pup You still have no hair But still smiling That’s a good thing lol

That’s one for the Dog Lovers Yammer page Hank 👍🏼😁

Very well done, he is very cute & I can see, well loved. It is good to have informative site & PM to have some guidance, in the private setting, if one chooses.

You both look the same . Well done .

I reckon you look younger now!

Cute

You look great!!

Well done Hank! Very informative, keeps me up to date 😊 PS: Charlie looks great.

Gee you've barely aged boss. Either has Charlie. 😊

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4 days ago

Hank Jongen

Congratulations to 10 of our staff who recently completed their Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership.

With the help of generous staff across the department, they also raised $6,400 to buy and set up water tanks for the new community garden in Santa Teresa, Northern Territory.

A great example of how we support the communities that we live and work in. Well done team!
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Congratulations to 10 of our staff who recently completed their Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership. 

With the help of generous staff across the department, they also raised $6,400 to buy and set up water tanks for the new community garden in Santa Teresa, Northern Territory. 

A great example of how we support the communities that we live and work in. Well done team!

 

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Congratulations to the awesome staff both on completion of their studies and also through another example of the fundraising they do to support communities.

Awesome work!

6 days ago

Hank Jongen

If you're unsure about what assistance is right for you, I'd encourage you to check out our Payment and Service Finder.

The Payment Finder will ask you some simple questions, like your age and income, to see if you're eligible for a payment.

The Service Finder can help you find additional support, or help if you're not eligible for a payment.

You can find our Payment and Service Finder here: www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder
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If youre unsure about what assistance is right for you, Id encourage you to check out our Payment and Service Finder.

The Payment Finder will ask you some simple questions, like your age and income, to see if youre eligible for a payment. 

The Service Finder can help you find additional support, or help if youre not eligible for a payment. 

You can find our Payment and Service Finder here: www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder

 

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Alasdair Edwards

How about getting staff to it for isnt that why they are there

Payment Finder told me I’m eligible for DSP. 2 years later I’m still “fighting” to receive it.

I did that one for my son last year and it said he was entitled to a payment but then when we enquired further they said he wasn’t.

Thank you

Jess Burr-Warmsley

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3 days ago

Family Update

If your child is claiming a student payment, your income details might affect their payment.

Follow Student Update for more helpful tips for students:If you're considered dependent for student payment purposes, your parents' or guardians' income details may impact your payment.

In 2019 we assess their taxable income from the 2017-18 tax year. You can read more about how this works here: www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/youth-allowance-students-and-australian-...

Our Payment & Service Finder can also help you estimate how much you may get based on your family circumstances: www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder
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If your child is claiming a student payment, your income details might affect their payment. 

Follow Student Update for more helpful tips for students:

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Can they apply after July 31st? With a new parental income?

been waiting since 9th december ridiculous

Can I ask why there is no govt assistance avail for GOVT Kindy's.... (C&K Kindy for one) So bizzare

4 days ago

Family Update

Are your kids due for a visit to the dentist? Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, you may be able to get part or all of the cost of eligible dental services covered for your child.

There's no need to register, we'll let you know if your child is eligible. You can also check your child's eligibility by using your Medicare online account via myGov.
Find out more: humanservices.gov.au/childdental
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Are your kids due for a visit to the dentist? Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, you may be able to get part or all of the cost of eligible dental services covered for your child. 

Theres no need to register, well let you know if your child is eligible. You can also check your childs eligibility by using your Medicare online account via myGov. 
Find out more: humanservices.gov.au/childdental

 

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Use this for my kids, its great

I no longer receive ftb , my Medicare page says I still have dental cover would this still be correct?

Does each child only get a once off $1000? So if my child uses $500 this year and $500 next year that’s it? You don’t get it again?

Jatinder Singh Sekhon

When does the new amount start? Does it top back up after a certain time?

Shame my dentist wont process these payments in January perfect time whilst kids have time off, so silly

Geordie Kennedy

Ngier Lezia Onalom

Can I go any clinic? My daughter is eligible Thanks

Missed out last year because of the dentist 😡 had one appointment was ment to go back they didn’t even do $1000 worth of dental treatment

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6 days ago

Family Update

If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don't have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit Part A may reduce.

Find out if this applies to you: www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/news/has-your-4-year-old-had-their-healthy-start-school-heal...
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If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they dont have one before they turn 5, your Family Tax Benefit Part A may reduce. 

Find out if this applies to you: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/news/has-your-4-year-old-had-their-healthy-start-school-health-check

 

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Fransesca Gowbei

Brodie Kathleen Aslett

Sarah Halls

Katrina Gersbach

I only get ftb a and b my ftb has reduced due to my child turning 5 on the 19th of Jan. As soon as she had her 4 year-old shots she had her health check at the same time. I told centrelink but I still lose money even though I was told I would not, all because she is turning 5. So you are going to lose money no matter what when your youngest child turns 5

Renée McDonald

My son turned 5 in September last year and I don't think he's had his health check (seeing this is the first I've read about it) would my payments be affected?

Where do they have their health check as the mchn has finished

Brock Innes

I'm a temporary resident. No health benefits but planning to send my soon-to-be 4yo boy to a public school. Please advise what health examination he would need to go through before enrolment. We have his health booklet and vaccination records from our country of origin. Thank you.

Is this necessary if you only get a bit of Family Tax? Or is it only for those who also get parenting payment etc

Karissa Reeves

Do they need to have the check before they start school? My son isn’t 4 until April

Nicole Newton

Nikki Topia

Where exactly do you update it? My 4yr old had hers in kindy last year with the health nurse.

i received a text today that my 4 year old needs this check up, But she is still 3, she will be 4 in March so do I wait til she is 4? Before I do it because it states 5 years before she starts school?

Immunisation status I think, or school entry vaccine being up to date.

Hi..do u have to update ur child details if they are about to start High school.

Geordie Kennedy

What is the health check please?

Hi My son is turning 4 in may 2019 but not starting school till 2021..does he need to get a health check this year or next year??and if yes, do I have to call the council nurse to arrange one for him?? Thanks

My child turned 4 in April 2014 and starting school in feb next month, do we still need to do health check if we only receive FTB- A and not Any other payments?

Rachel Nicole Bell this is one i was talking about.

My daughter turned 4 at the end of November. Once she has had her health check will centerlink be informed or do I have to Inform them.

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Finding the right mental health service that best suits what you're after can be tricky. That's where Head to Health can help.

Whether you want to improve your own wellbeing or help someone you care about, Head to Health can point you in the right direction. They have a great collection of free and low-cost online and phone-based supports and resources.

Check out the ways Head to Health can help you here: headtohealth.gov.au/
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Finding the right mental health service that best suits what youre after can be tricky. Thats where Head to Health can help. 

Whether you want to improve your own wellbeing or help someone you care about, Head to Health can point you in the right direction. They have a great collection of free and low-cost online and phone-based supports and resources. 

Check out the ways Head to Health can help you here: https://headtohealth.gov.au/

 

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I’ve been waiting for my claim for carers payment to be approved since beginning of December it’s financially and mentally effecting me so bad. It shouldn’t take so long. I’m going backwards power bill is now with debt collection and other bills too because of my affordability due to having to look after my two sons with a disability. No wonder people commit a crime or sucide it sucks struggling

It would be useful, practical, more efficient & definitely more courteous & less stressful on my mental health & general well-being if the various departments of Human Services 'talked' to each other & provided timely notifications to those it is meant to provide service to & created policies that shared information rather than hid it. I have wasted a lot of time & been frustrated in my efforts to notify the various Government services after the death of my husband. I am in disbelief at the process of Birth, Death & Marriages in their notifications to the services without notifying me that it has been done. My intention is to lodge complaints with the Minister & the Department in the hope that this practice will be altered & made transparent so others do not have to go through the same grief & stress that I have had to, while still mourning the loss of my partner of 42 years.

How do I get my adhd rediagnosed when I’ve got no money left after child support takes my money to give to someone who’s breached court orders and then gets rewarded with extra money

my rent assistance has been cancelled and i have filled in my rent certificate how long till i will receive it again

My wife found out her parenting payment was cancelled, after calling centrelink they said it was because our 3 year old did not have her check up. We went to the doctor who said her immunization and check ups are up to date. Don't know what is going on at Centrelink.

Jennifer Norris

HI DOHS. Just a quick question. Is there errors on your website with processing applications for payments? on one of the pages (mobility) I can only get so far then answer one section and it closes every time regardless of what I do. I navigated through the website clicking on different links and everything else seems to work ok.It's the "tell us about yourself" link (second option in the claims process) and is a screen full of "Employed and earning money - updates required" notices. I've tried intermittently for the past 3 hours with the same result. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

I need the right mental health service to go to - "Finding the right mental health service that best suits what you're after can be tricky. That's where Head to Health can help." Bollocks! All I need is someone in authority at Human Services to step in and resolve this ridiculous situation. My wife and I applied to renew our "Low income Health Care Card" on 9th August 2018. I need mental health support because the bureaucratic wall that lives between me, a human being, and "The Department of Human Services" is driving me nuts! I've been doing my best to resolve the issue - hours of phone calls and record taking by people in the "Youth and Students" section, but not one person with authority can I communicate with. The section that deals with the the LIHCC claims cannot be contacted. For me, this is not a department of human services. I suspect I'm not the only one who has been led on a wild goose chase for no result. I'm almost embarrassed to be Australian. 5 months to process a LIHCC is TOO LONG! I never thought I'd experience such protectionism. There is a complete power imbalance. And no one wants, or is able, to take responsibility. Brick wall protectionism. No one taking responsibility. A sad story for 2019 Australia. I can hardly do any more. I'm almost done. Maybe I go to the media? Something has got to shift!

Hi there just a question. I have been diagnosed with GCA

Why haven’t use set up a online chat ?...

get rid of parents next that causes stress and all other nastiness

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6 days ago

Department of Human Services

Head over to our Seniors Update page to find some helpful information on caring for someone with dementia.Caring for someone with dementia can be many things. Rewarding, stressful, overwhelming and even funny - often all in the same day.

Joining a carer support group is a great way to meet others in similar roles and situations. Here you can share experiences, learn new things or simply chat with people on a similar journey as you.

Carer support groups meet throughout the country. You can contact your local Dementia Australia state or territory office to find out if a support group operates in your local area:
carers.dementia.org.au/contact-us
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Head over to our Seniors Update page to find some helpful information on caring for someone with dementia.

 

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I would hope it was more helpful than Centrelink. My mother in law has been trying for a carers allowances for over 12 months for my father in law who has dementia only to be told every time she goes in more paperwork need filling out, they have lost approximately 4 applications, then stuffed around so much the medical certificate expired. My father in law is 97 my guess is they are waiting for him to die so they don’t have to pay out.

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