Centrelink News

Centrelink wait times, queues, tipped to blow out post JobKeeper

The end of JobKeeper will mean more people unemployed, more pressure on Centrelink's staff and systems, says Professor Roger Wilkins.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Big boost in profits for some companies receiving JobKeeper subsidy

It seems most of the ASX-listed companies that received JobKeeper subsidies didn’t need it, and most of them are keeping the money.

Centrelink News

Government toying with major reform to Centrelink payments

The federal government is reportedly considering streamlining welfare payments into a single payment for unemployed Australians receiving multiple supplements and subsidies. According to The Australian,…

Age Pension

How to access extra financial support next month

Extra financial support coming in MarchHi everyone, Services Australia will be paying the fourth Economic Support Payment to eligible customers from early March. This $250…

Centrelink – Services Australia

Services Australia using COVID-19 to transform Centrelink

Services Australia is trialling a new Centrelink virtual service centre to facilitate video appointments with customers even after the pandemic.

Centrelink News

Centrelink resumes debt-chasing from Monday 1 February

Centrelink changes set to take effect on 1 February will put hundreds of thousands Australians on notice, as the pandemic debt reprieve ends.

Centrelink News

End of year help for age pensioners

Hank Jongen tells how Services Australia plans to support older Aussies through summer.

Centrelink News

Centrelink staff under pressure

Survey of Services Australia staff finds deep dissatisfaction with performance targets.

Centrelink News

Centrelink changes on the way

New Centrelink reporting rules are expected to affect more than half a million Australians depending on government support such as JobSeeker.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink plans to reduce wait times

Service Australia is trialling new optical character recognition (OCR) technology that, if successful, will greatly reduce application, assessment and payment wait times.

Age Pension

New ‘pre-Age Pension’ payments: report

JobSeeker has been declared the new ‘pre-Age Pension’ payment, as older Australians overtake younger people as the typical Jobseeker recipient.

Income and asset tests

How to reduce assets

Norm has shares purchased through an equity loan account and wants to know how they are assessed by Centrelink.

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