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2 days ago

Student Update

Adulting can be hard, but lucky it’s easy to get your own Medicare card.

If you’re over 15 on mum or dad’s Medicare card you’re already enrolled and you just need to complete a form, follow the steps to return it to us. You can find the form here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/forms/ms011

You’ll also need a form of identification, such as your driver’s licence, birth certificate or current passport.

To help you manage your Medicare account anywhere, download the Medicare Express Plus App. Learn how to download and set up the app here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/express-plus-medicare-mobile-app/how-d...
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Adulting can be hard, but lucky it’s easy to get your own Medicare card.

If you’re over 15 on mum or dad’s Medicare card you’re already enrolled and you just need to complete a form, follow the steps to return it to us. You can find the form here: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/forms/ms011

You’ll also need a form of identification, such as your driver’s licence, birth certificate or current passport. 

To help you manage your Medicare account anywhere, download the Medicare Express Plus App. Learn how to download and set up the app here: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/express-plus-medicare-mobile-app/how-download-and-set-app

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Elyssa Boardman

Johnathon Cummings another reminder

Matilda do this pls.

Rhys Englert Chad Englert Jed Englert

Amy 🙂

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3 days ago

Family Update

If your child turned 4 in the 2019-20 financial year, we may have asked you to get a health check before their 5th birthday. Don’t forget to tell us if you’ve had the health check done!

The easiest way to let us know is using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

From the main menu select ‘My Family’, followed by ‘Family assistance’ and ‘Update Healthy Start for School’.

Once you let us know there’s nothing else you need to do!
Find out more here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/healthystart
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If your child turned 4 in the 2019-20 financial year, we may have asked you to get a health check before their 5th birthday. Don’t forget to tell us if you’ve had the health check done! 

The easiest way to let us know is using your Centrelink online account through myGov. 

From the main menu select ‘My Family’, followed by ‘Family assistance’ and ‘Update Healthy Start for School’. 

Once you let us know there’s nothing else you need to do! 
Find out more here: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/healthystart

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This is a good idea. Although maybe a few check ups prior to school age is needed. I think any family who's receiving support from Centrelink should be doing this. So many babies an children who are neglected an abused are slipping through the cracks. This could be a way for families to be made accountable as parents.

I took my child for his check up when he turned 4. They were unable to do it because he was unable to cooperate he already has diagnosed autism, global development delay and severe speech disorder. He regularly sees a peadiatrician has had his hearing tested and is on the waitlist to have eyes tested as they cant do it at the optometrist...... centrelink have been notified of this and still keep asking for it!!!! Not to mention they are still stuffing me around with the childcare subsidy balancing saying i need to declare my income for last year which i have done and i ring and ring they tell me they have everything and then i get another letter saying they still need the required info they already have! (My ftb was balanced in july cause they have all info Now im getting told if its not done by june 30th i will have to pay all my childcare subsidy back which is crap because ive done EVERYTHING right... so stressful

I haven’t heard about this at all? My daughter turned 4 September last year. Is this the 3.5 health check? Will I be notified or is this only if you get family tax?

I take my son to a Doctor but told me no item on bulk billing & no need to do it, he ask me if he's fully vaccinated that's main thing he say...so do i have to bring him to another doctor?? Im confused

Can't even see this online. Followed the directions listed here but it's not there. My son turned 4 in January but isn't going to school till 2022.

I got this letter 2 weeks ago and my son isn't even 4 yet!!!!!

Renee Compton

Hearing check ,eye test (steps), vaccines up to date , etc

Alot won't do anythink but it's usually weight height ears and eyes

Michael Streatfield Scarlett for next year

Gladys Franco

Kimberley Smart Chivonne Anderson how weird we were only talking about this this morning

Laura Jarrad did u have to do this

Larissa Lopez-Duncan

Adam Freeman

I'm confused. Does it need to be done before end of financial year, 30 June 2020? My son turned 4 in April but your message states it needs to be done before they turn 5, which isn't until 2021. I called my child health clinic who said they are only taking appointments from November 2020. I did receive this letter, but it didn't say anything about the financial year?

My twins turned 5 this year and are starting school next year but I haven’t received any such message or letter about a health check? I receive family tax benefit

My child turned 4 in February. He has had his maternal health appointment and check up and needles. But I can’t find the “update healthy start for school” link anywhere on my account. Does this mean I’m fine and I don’t have to worry as you already know he’s had it done? We are in Victoria.

I got my son's check up done last October 10/10/19 to be exact and i keep getting updated family assistance letters saying that my payments will continue to be reduced because my son didn't meet the requirements of the check up and now my payments have gone down by nearly $300 since October last year. I'm currently on the phone now trying to get sorted out but the guy im talking to cant seem to find out why this has happened. Please can someone explain to me???

My daughter turned 4 Nov 2019 however this option is not there when I log in. I don't claim FTB until the end of the financial year. Do I need to do anything?

I had a phone conference, (due to COVID-19) with a maternal health nurse recently for my 4 year old son. Is that what is meant by a health check? Obviously he wasn’t measured and weighed like it states on the website for a health check as physical appointment aren’t currently possible

Family Update if you receive carers for a child, do you need to do this? Given medical/health details has already been supplied upon claim and review?

My sons health check was cancelled due to COVID-19, and it has not been rescheduled by the Health Department. What am I supposed to do about that?

“Update Healthy start to school” isn’t in my menu under my family

It's not under" my family" and i never received a letter but my payment was cut. Any help?

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3 days ago

Seniors Update

It’s National Palliative Care Week and this year, we’re asked to consider ‘palliative care – it’s more than you think’.

Excellent palliative care has many benefits for a patient, their carer and family members. This week is a great time to have positive conversations about compassion, connection, emotional and psychological support and end of life preferences.

It’s also timely to acknowledge the amazing work of our health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic. From aged care staff to nurses, social workers to volunteers, we appreciate the support from these heroes going about their daily work.

To join virtual events and find more information about Palliative Care Australia, go to: palliativecare.org.au/national-palliative-care-week-2020

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It’s National Palliative Care Week and this year, we’re asked to consider ‘palliative care – it’s more than you think’.

Excellent palliative care has many benefits for a patient, their carer and family members. This week is a great time to have positive conversations about compassion, connection, emotional and psychological support and end of life preferences.

It’s also timely to acknowledge the amazing work of our health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic. From aged care staff to nurses, social workers to volunteers, we appreciate the support from these heroes going about their daily work.

To join virtual events and find more information about Palliative Care Australia, go to: https://palliativecare.org.au/national-palliative-care-week-2020

#NPCW20

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I’ve applied for a Centrelink payment and have just received a letter asking for full medical information. Due by 6th June. I have multiple conditions. My specialists aren’t seeing patients at the moment so there is no way to get the information.

The nurses and doctors do a great job

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