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2 weeks ago

Hank Jongen

An important message about scams and fake apps.There are many scams around claiming to provide government services, including people creating fake apps.

Before downloading an app, it’s really important to check the details section in the app store to confirm the developer is an official government department.

While the app may look similar to the real thing, there may be ways to tell an app isn’t legitimate. Look out for things like:
• the branding is different
• the logo is missing or looks strange
• reviews for the app suggest it may not be legitimate
• spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in the content.

If you think you’ve downloaded a fake app, delete it and contact the department.

For other simple tips on how to protect your information online, check out the government’s Stay Smart Online website.
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2 days ago

Student Update

#yourquestions I'm turning 22 soon, do I still need to provide my parents' income details?

If we sent you a letter requesting this info, you'll still need to provide it, as we'll consider you dependent until your 22nd birthday. Be sure to do this soon so your payments continue.

Find out more: www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/annual-parental-income-test-reassessment
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#yourquestions Im turning 22 soon, do I still need to provide my parents income details?

If we sent you a letter requesting this info, youll still need to provide it, as well consider you dependent until your 22nd birthday. Be sure to do this soon so your payments continue.

Find out more: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/annual-parental-income-test-reassessment

 

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my son has just finished year 12 what do i do about my payments

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3 days ago

Student Update

Planning on working more during the holidays? The Income Bank helps you keep more of your student payment while you're working.

You build up income credits in fortnights when you earn little or no income. In fortnights that you do paid work, you can then use these to keep more of your student payment.

You can have up to 10,900 credits as a student or 1,000 if you're an Australian Apprentice. Read more here: www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/income-bank
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Planning on working more during the holidays? The Income Bank helps you keep more of your student payment while youre working.

You build up income credits in fortnights when you earn little or no income. In fortnights that you do paid work, you can then use these to keep more of your student payment.

You can have up to 10,900 credits as a student or 1,000 if youre an Australian Apprentice. Read more here: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/income-bank

 

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How many consecutive weeks of zero Austudy payments (due to working too much) until your payment gets cancelled? I vaguely remember seeing 6 somewhere but can't find it anyway on your website.

3 days ago

Student Update

Not sure where to study next year? Work out what institution is best for you with the quality indicators for learning and teaching website!

You can easily compare higher education institutions based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia each year.

Check out the QILT website today: www.qilt.edu.au/
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Not sure where to study next year? Work out what institution is best for you with the quality indicators for learning and teaching website!

You can easily compare higher education institutions based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia each year.

Check out the QILT website today: https://www.qilt.edu.au/
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2 days ago

Family Update

We've also got information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule on our website here: humanservices.gov.au/childdentalThe Child Dental Benefits Schedule helps keep your kids’ teeth in great shape.

Access up to $1000 for a range of basic dental services including examinations, x-rays, routine cleaning and fillings.

Visit: health.gov.au/cdbs for more information and eligibility
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Weve also got information about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule on our website here: humanservices.gov.au/childdental

 

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I dont think you claim it, you tell the dental receptionist when you're there and they do it then

I've got a receipt from a dental visit from last year. How do I go about claiming this?

Is the whole system messed up or what? I messed up my ex wife's payments by withdrawing super, working and not reporting. Centrelink have cut her payment to pretty much zero because of this but she never recieved an extra cent from me. I've had my battles and am coming out the otherside of a drug addiction. As much as my ex wife and I have our differences its killing me to see her struggling, selling her belongings and moving out a beautiful house she is renting into a unit with my daughter and step daughter. The guilt is killing me and the only option i may have is too do something stupid so maybe at least she can collect on my life insurance. She's called Child Support and Centrelink but there is nothing apparantly they can do. Has anyone, please got any ideas or advice how this absolute mess of a situation and unfair position i have put her in due to my selfish actions be made right? Please?

Are over 17 yr old eligible if they are ASD?

How long should a Medicare claim through the app take??? There is no Information in regards to how long

Regularly?? My kids first visit cost almost $800.... 🤔

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2 days ago

Family Update

For anyone looking to go to uni or other higher education institution next year, Student Update have some info to help you make the best choice for you.Not sure where to study next year? Work out what institution is best for you with the quality indicators for learning and teaching website!

You can easily compare higher education institutions based on thousands of surveys completed by students across Australia each year.

Check out the QILT website today: www.qilt.edu.au/
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For anyone looking to go to uni or other higher education institution next year, Student Update have some info to help you make the best choice for you.

3 days ago

Family Update

We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you. We base your payments on this estimate, so if your estimate changes, how much FTB you get may change too.

If you increase your estimate, you may have already been paid at a higher rate for part of the year. If this happens, your ongoing FTB rate will be automatically reduced for the remainder of the financial year to offset a possible overpayment.

Once we have your actual income details for the financial year we'll balance your payments and make sure you've received the right amount of FTB.

More about balancing family assistance payments here: humanservices.gov.au/balancing
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We use your family income estimate to work out how much family assistance to pay you. We base your payments on this estimate, so if your estimate changes, how much FTB you get may change too.

If you increase your estimate, you may have already been paid at a higher rate for part of the year. If this happens, your ongoing FTB rate will be automatically reduced for the remainder of the financial year to offset a possible overpayment.

Once we have your actual income details for the financial year well balance your payments and make sure youve received the right amount of FTB.

More about balancing family assistance payments here: humanservices.gov.au/balancing

 

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I received my tax return quite some time ago and always automatically get some sort of FTB Part A payment. Do I just continue to wait?

My daughter (17) has just finished year 12... Can she apply for Newstart ? What if she gets into uni, can she get Newstart or only Austudy?

Hi, can you please help me with my question: do fringe benefits/ salary sacrifing get counted as income for the family tax benefit? If yes, are these questions included in the application for the family tax benefit?

Hi a quick question about the new child care subsidy from July 2018. Are carers exempt. I currently get 50 hrs a week while not working and being a carer for my son but under the new estimation calculator it says I will only get 24hrs a fortnight?

What happens to the child care rebate when your child starts school?

If someone has 50% care of 2 kids , at what pay does ftb reduce ?

I stopped receiving parenting payment last month. May I need to update income estimate? Only income of my husband?

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On Tuesday 14 November, the department was proud to support World Diabetes Day, the world's largest diabetes awareness campaign.

This year's theme was Women and Diabetes, with the slogan "Our right to a healthy future." Ian Peters, General Manager of Diabetes ACT, joined some of our Canberra-based staff at a healthy morning tea fundraiser and spoke about the importance of diabetes awareness.

"If you're over 45 years old, it's so important that you get checked for diabetes once a year," Ian said.

"Indicators of diabetes include age, ethnicity, genetics, an inactive lifestyle, and unhealthy eating habits. Although around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, its effects can be slowed or stopped altogether."

"Being informed is the key, and there are plenty of small changes we can all fit into our lives that can make a lot of difference."

To learn more about diabetes and some healthy desserts in the lead-up to Christmas, head to the Diabetes Australia website: diabetesaustralia.com.au/
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On Tuesday 14 November, the department was proud to support World Diabetes Day, the worlds largest diabetes awareness campaign.

This years theme was Women and Diabetes, with the slogan Our right to a healthy future. Ian Peters, General Manager of Diabetes ACT, joined some of our Canberra-based staff at a healthy morning tea fundraiser and spoke about the importance of diabetes awareness.

If youre over 45 years old, its so important that you get checked for diabetes once a year, Ian said.

Indicators of diabetes include age, ethnicity, genetics, an inactive lifestyle, and unhealthy eating habits. Although around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, its effects can be slowed or stopped altogether.

Being informed is the key, and there are plenty of small changes we can all fit into our lives that can make a lot of difference.

To learn more about diabetes and some healthy desserts in the lead-up to Christmas, head to the Diabetes Australia website: diabetesaustralia.com.au/

 

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It's Movember, "to raise awareness of men's health issues" how many Men are affected by Diabetes?

In my hometown it’s amazing how much government funds are spent on liquor and cigarettes

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Is the whole system messed up or what? I messed up my ex wife's payments by withdrawing super, working and not reporting. Centrelink have cut her payment to pretty much zero because of this but she never recieved an extra cent from me. I've had my battles and am coming out the otherside of a drug addiction. As much as my ex wife and I have our differences its killing me to see her struggling, selling her belongings and moving out a beautiful house she is renting into a unit with my daughter and step daughter. The guilt is killing me and the only option i may have is too do something stupid so maybe at least she can collect on my life insurance. She's called Child Support and Centrelink but there is nothing apparantly they can do. Has anyone, please got any ideas or advice how this absolute mess of a situation and unfair position i have put her in due to my selfish actions be made right? Please?

Our Mobile Service Centre ‘Desert Rose’ is visiting
Biggenden, Pomona, Kilcoy and Linville #QLD 20 Nov – 23 Nov.

Australian Government Department of Human Services staff can help you with Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and Australian Hearing payments and services.

Share this with your family and friends to let them know we'll be in the area. For details, including stopping locations, dates and times, go to www.humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice

Not stopping near you? Check out the different ways you can do business with us online: www.humanservices.gov.au/selfservice
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Our Mobile Service Centre ‘Desert Rose’ is visiting
Biggenden, Pomona, Kilcoy and Linville #QLD 20 Nov – 23 Nov. 

Australian Government Department of Human Services staff can help you with Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and Australian Hearing payments and services.

Share this with your family and friends to let them know well be in the area. For details, including stopping locations, dates and times, go to www.humanservices.gov.au/mobileoffice 

Not stopping near you? Check out the different ways you can do business with us online: www.humanservices.gov.au/selfservice

 

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Karl Woodberry

Great helpful staff

These guys & gals are very friendly & helpful 😊

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