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Get the express train to balance your family assistance by waiting for your info to be prefilled.

If you choo-choo-choose to tell us you're not required to lodge a tax return, we'll prefill income information in your online account after 3 JULY 2017.

You'll just need to check it's correct in your online account which means there's no need to call us. If it's incorrect, you can simply type...
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yesterday at 00:25. Facebook
If using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to update your 2017-18 income estimate, please check that you have downloaded the latest version. The most recent version will be up-to-date and make it easier for us to correctly record your income estimate.

Once you've given us your estimate, the app may direct you to the "Payment Choices" service which will suggest the best payment option...
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If using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to update your 201718
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06/21/2017 at 00:09. Facebook
This year, there are some changes to the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement.

To be eligible for the supplement for the 2016-17 and future years, you need to have a family income of $80,000 or less regardless of how many children you have. This change applies to everyone, including if you receive an income support payment.

This change does not apply to your fortnightly FTB Part A...
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This year there are some changes to the Family Tax Benefit FTB Part A supplement
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06/20/2017 at 02:49. Facebook
If you're not sure what you need to do to have your payments balanced, have a look at our tax time checker.

Just like a good travel and accommodation review website, it'll tell you how to get you to your destination and what you can expect when you arrive.

You won't even have to call! You can find the tax time checker here:
If youre not sure what you need to do to have your
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06/20/2017 at 00:55. Facebook
To balance your payments, we'll ask you to lodge a tax return or tell us that you don't have to. But how do you know which path to take?
We're not tax experts, but we can point you in the right direction. If you're unsure of whether you need to lodge a tax return or not, check with the ATO.
You can find more information here: [ Ato.gov.au Link ]
To balance your payments well ask you to lodge a tax return
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06/19/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
The end of the financial year is fast approaching which means it's almost time for us to balance your family assistance payments!

We'll do this by comparing your actual income to the income estimate you've given us, and make sure you were paid the right amount of family assistance.

We'll also work out if you're entitled to any supplements like the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement,...
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The end of the financial year is fast approaching which means its
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06/16/2017 at 03:50. Facebook
It's great to see so many excited parents at the Brisbane Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expo! As you can see, Alex certainly has his hands full!

We'll be here all weekend to answer your questions about payments and services for families. We can even help you set up and use our online services.

We'll be at stand G40, so come and say hi! Location, times and tickets here: [ Pbcexpo.com.au Link ]
Its great to see so many excited parents at the Brisbane Pregnancy
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06/16/2017 at 01:38. Facebook
If you get Carer Allowance because you provide care for a child under 16 years, you will be eligible for the Child Disability Assistance Payment from 1 July 2017.

You don't need to contact us. You'll get this automatically by July 31 2017.

You may receive up to $1000 for each eligible child in your care.

Find more information here: [ Humanservices.gov.au Link ]
If you get Carer Allowance because you provide care for a child

Child Disability Assistance Payment - Australian Government Department of Human Services

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06/16/2017 at 00:19. Facebook
We're coming up to that time of year again when we're getting ready to balance your family and child care payments.

Balancing payments can be a bit of a journey and we're going to help YOU arrive at YOUR destination as quickly as possible!

Like our page, share our page, tell your friends.

Everyone's journey will be different and we'll be posting information on our page to help you balance...
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Were coming up to that time of year again when were getting
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Courtney Hosking
This one's for all the Family Update Dads! This week is International Men's Health Week and the theme is "Healthy Body - Healthy Mind: Keeping the balance".

Being a parent is tough, and it's important that you don't forget about your own wellbeing while you're busy looking out for your kids.

This year's theme is all about exploring the different ways men and boys are managing to keep...
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This ones for all the Family Update Dads This week is International

Men's Health Week

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Seniors Update will keep people informed with the latest Department of Human Services, Centrelink and Medicare news and information for older Australians.
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Getting social with seniors!

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REMINDER - Time is running out. Lock in your Child Care Rebate payment option by 30 JUNE 2017 for the upcoming 2017-18 financial year.

The CCR payment option you choose will be applied for the entire 2017-18 financial year. You can't change the payment option once the financial year starts, so it's important to think carefully about the best option for your family.

If you haven't selected...
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REMINDER Time is running out Lock in your Child Care Rebate payment
Kirsten Miller
Jodie McCracken
Tegan Rahman
All aboard the balancing plane! We're about to take off into a very busy period balancing family and child care payments to make sure you received what you're entitled to.

We'll be posting regular updates with answers to some of our most commonly asked questions to help make the balancing process as painless as we can!

We're here to help, so if you've got a question there's no need to...
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All aboard the balancing plane Were about to take off into a
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Paige Maree
Monday 12 June 2017 is a public holiday in #ACT, #NSW, #NT, #SA, #TAS and #VIC - we won't be able to respond to your questions on social media until Tuesday so we appreciate your patience until we have all hands back on deck.

If it's a public holiday in your state or territory then service and call centres will be closed. If you are due to report your income on Monday and live in one of...
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Self service - Australian Government Department of Human Services

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Kelly Fisher
Krystal Rees
Vickie Ainge
Have you lodged a tax return for the 2015-2016 financial year? We need this information or you may miss out on family assistance, including the Family Tax Benefit supplements.

You and your partner need to lodge your tax returns for the 2015-2016 financial year--or tell us that you don't need to lodge a tax return--by 30 June 2017. If you don't need to lodge a tax return, the easiest way to...
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Have you lodged a tax return for the 20152016 financial year We
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Michelle Butler
Zvi Raskin
The Low Income Supplement and Low Income Family Supplement are ceasing from 30 June 2017. You'll need to submit any claims for these payments before this date to be eligible.

There's more information on our website here: [ Humanservices.gov.au Link ]
and here: [ Humanservices.gov.au Link ]
The Low Income Supplement and Low Income Family Supplement are ceasing from
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Natalie Murray
If your child turned 4 in the last year, we might have sent you a letter to say you need to complete a health check for your child. If we've sent you this letter, you'll need to let us know you've completed this health check by 30 June to be eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A supplement.

If your FTB Part A supplement for the 2015-16 financial year has been withheld because the...
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If your child turned 4 in the last year we might have
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Emma Everson
In this month's #DHSTV our boss Hank Jongen discusses your Child Care Rebate payment options. Find out more here:
Watch the full video here: [ Youtu.be Link ]
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Kyla Green
Elisha Hondroudakis
There's more than one way families can receive their Family Tax Benefit (FTB). These choices help people avoid being paid too much throughout the year and they can be updated at any time.

If you get family payments, having an accurate income estimate is important. If you're pretty sure you can estimate your income accurately, you may choose to receive all of your FTB as a fortnightly payment....
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Theres more than one way families can receive their Family Tax Benefit
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Michelle Ryan
Carissa Mitchell
Staying connected to your pre-teen as they become more independent can be a challenging time. But with the right tools, you can make sure you're prepared!

Before your child enters the teenage years, head over to the Raising Children Network's website for invaluable tips and advice. Check them out here: [ Raisingchildren.net.au Link ]
Staying connected to your preteen as they become more independent can be
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