The Christmas and New Year holiday are here and Human Services will have their Service Centres and phone lines for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support closed. The dates they will be closed are;
- Tuesday 25 December 2018
- Wednesday 26 December 2018
- Thursday 27 December 2018
- Tuesday 1 January 2019
There will also be some changes to reporting and when your payments will be received. To check these changes, have a look at the Human Services website www.humanservices.gov.au
- Use the search bar to search for ‘Public holiday reporting and payment dates’
- Select the page to see reporting dates for the payment that you receive.
Reporting dates are also on your reporting statements or you can use your myGov account or phone self-service to also check reporting dates.
Remember! Human Services have a phone app called “Express Plus”, you can use this as well as phone self-service lines and MyGov, this can be an easy way to do business with Centrelink over the Christmas and New Year break.
People who don’t have to report and receive payments from Centrelink automatically may receive their payments earlier than normal because of the Christmas public holidays.
IMPORTANT – remember these are early payments NOT an extra payment. You will have to be ninti with your money to make it last until the next payment day.