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6 months ago
Hank Jongen

Congratulations to this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours recipients, including three who have been recognised for their work with Services Australia.

Our CEO Rebecca Skinner, Niko Milic from our Social Work Services team and former colleague Debbie Mitchell, all received Public Service Medals.

Read the full list of Public Service Medal recipients here: www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-06/qb21gazette_-_meritorious.pdf
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Congratulations to this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours recipients, including three who have been recognised for their work with Services Australia. 

Our CEO Rebecca Skinner, Niko Milic from our Social Work Services team and former colleague Debbie Mitchell, all received Public Service Medals.

Read the full list of Public Service Medal recipients here: https://www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-06/qb21gazette_-_meritorious.pdf

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Congratulations Niko!

Well done Niko!!

I only know one - celia Street. She wud have been working her butt off in the last 18 months with covid.

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6 months ago
Family Update

Did you get Child Care Subsidy and an income support payment in the 2018-19 financial year?

If you got an income support payment, like Parenting Payment Single, you still need to confirm your 2018-19 income.

The process for CCS is different to Family Tax Benefit (FTB).

If you’re single and your FTB was balanced automatically, you still need to take action so we can balance your CCS. If you haven’t done this already, your CCS would have stopped.

Read more: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/ccstimelimits
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Did you get Child Care Subsidy and an income support payment in the 2018-19 financial year?

If you got an income support payment, like Parenting Payment Single, you still need to confirm your 2018-19 income. 

The process for CCS is different to Family Tax Benefit (FTB). 

If you’re single and your FTB was balanced automatically, you still need to take action so we can balance your CCS. If you haven’t done this already, your CCS would have stopped. 

Read more: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/ccstimelimits

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When do they start balancing the CCS?

So I just received a job. Do I need to do anything in my family estimate for work pays for financial tax. Or does the balancing amount only the amount you receive for family payment etc ?

Shouldn’t this be 2019-2020 financial year?

Hey team, just wondering how long it takes to see my newborn on my Digital card on the Medicare app after enrolling them for Medicare through the centerlink app (it enrolled bub for Medicare whilst I was applying for parental payments) My newborn is still not on my digital card yet after completing all steps.

Family Update How many fortnight’s can you go without receiving any support payments before your cut off your payments? For example parenting payment? Also how much can you earn in the financial year with three children?

Sarah Tattam could be why urs isnt done yet

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I put through a claim for CCS, said estimated date for completion was 14th, still waiting. Should I call?

Jess Bryant

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8 hours ago
Services Australia

Natalie works in our Inclusion and Diversity team. Her passion is making workplaces more inclusive and accessible for everyone.

She believes International Day of People with Disability is an opportunity to change negative perceptions and ensure people with disability are seen and heard.

Her passion stems from her own experience. Natalie lives with an incurable, genetic autoimmune disease. She’s had multiple surgeries, and they’ve led her to living with a disability that’s not visible to others.

‘I look well, I act well, but I don’t always feel well. It affects me every day in ways nobody knows about or sees,’ Natalie said.

‘Disability is not a literal word. It doesn’t mean lack of ability. It simply describes a unique way of being human. We are all individuals with different needs. Let’s celebrate disability as an important part of our human diversity.’

#IDPwD #IDPwD2021
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Natalie works in our Inclusion and Diversity team. Her passion is making workplaces more inclusive and accessible for everyone. 

She believes International Day of People with Disability is an opportunity to change negative perceptions and ensure people with disability are seen and heard.

Her passion stems from her own experience. Natalie lives with an incurable, genetic autoimmune disease. She’s had multiple surgeries, and they’ve led her to living with a disability that’s not visible to others.

‘I look well, I act well, but I don’t always feel well. It affects me every day in ways nobody knows about or sees,’ Natalie said.

‘Disability is not a literal word. It doesn’t mean lack of ability. It simply describes a unique way of being human. We are all individuals with different needs. Let’s celebrate disability as an important part of our human diversity.’

#IDPwD #IDPwD2021

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Lets sing....Im a victim, your a victim, we are all victims....la la la la.........

"Making workplaces more inclusive and accessible for everyone" 🤔 Yeah. Imagine.

Hi Natalie, can you make my workplace accessible for me please? Despite numerous Covid cases in venues that only allow vaccinated people in, my workplace isn’t accessible even if I test negative 🤔

i can totally relate to Natalie, although i have physical health issues that can be measured, i also have cond's that can't be measured & i find those cond's equally as painful to live with. what upsets me the most is when people see me walking out of my car, after parking in a disabled spot, with my parking permit on display, Questioning my healthy issues. that's so disrespectful. i even had a police officer in the Coles Earlwood parking lot, yell out to me from his car, as he was leaving the car park, if i had a sticker, sigh. so embarrassing. people assume u have to be in a wheelchair, sigh. uneducated fools. trust me when i say, i wish i didn't have my physical pains & issues, that is not obvious to the naked eye. i would much rather be normal & living without pain of any kind, and parking my car like every other normal person. FYI i don't always use the disabled parking spots. if i can find a parking spot near enough, i will use that. but the reason why i use it, is if there's no nearby spots & also the disabled parking bays are much wider, allowing me easier access out & in to my car. normal parking bays can be very narrow & that makes it very difficult for me to physically navigate my body out of the car, or in to the car. people are just fools, when they judge others without understanding what we go threw. sure there are people that abuse the system, but most people are legitimate. u can't judge the majority of us, based on the very small percentage of people that abuse the system. i can't tell u how many times I've had officials & just normal people come up to me & ask me why? what's my health issue. how fucking rude, sigh. that's a personal issue, assholes. trust me when i say, u wouldn't want to have the numerous health issues that i have & the pain that comes with it. the fact that i think about suicide at least once OR twice a year, every year, because it becomes so painful to deal with, speaks volumes of the nature of my various health issues. so please be mindful & to all those assholes that clicked the laugh icon, shame on u. i hope u never have to experience what Natalie OR I suffer from. because that would no doubt wipe the smile of your face, morons.

Employers don't know the struggle of those excluded and most never will so good luck changing their view, I admire that but doubt it will ever make a difference. Getting on disability was the mistake of my life, its a slow way of dying, I should have allowed myself to drop dead in the gutter years ago and been done with the hardship and suffering.

AT LEAST THERE IS ONE WITH "EMPATHY..."" IN THIS ASSHOLE ORGANISATION...!!!

Genuine question: Services Australia please advise how Medicare customers can contact you given long wait times via your call centre, a lack of reply function via the mygov portal, and no Medicare centres in the city. The information available via the Medicare website does not address my question. Thank you!

I've applied for jobs with you guys, mention I have a disability and immediately get rejected so I don't believe this message at all. Just political point scoring.

I'm a job seeker working casual... do they decrease the amount of jobs you have to apply for? I work 10 hour days most days and never have enough time to sit down and do it. Do I have to still hit 20 job applications? Services Australia

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6 months ago
Seniors Update

From 1 July 2021, the Age Pension qualifying age will increase to 66 years and 6 months.

If you’re born from 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956, you must be 66 years and 6 months to qualify for Age Pension.

Age Pension age is increasing by 6 months every 2 years between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2023.

Read more: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/news/age-pension-age-changing-from-1-july-2021
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From 1 July 2021, the Age Pension qualifying age will increase to 66 years and 6 months.

If you’re born from 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956, you must be 66 years and 6 months to qualify for Age Pension.

Age Pension age is increasing by 6 months every 2 years between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2023.

Read more: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/news/age-pension-age-changing-from-1-july-2021

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This government will keep increasing retirement age to finally receive the pension while the pollies keep increasing their pension. Eventually we're going to die waiting..

When will I qualify if I was born in 1958 making my age 63 and a quarter?

So what happens after 2023. Especially as the Governments of recent times have allowed so many on unemployment benefits as a way of life. There will be fewer taxpayer as time goes by.

They want you work till you get to 70 retire on Friday and die over the weekend so you don't get a chance of getting the pension at all

They kept moving the goalpost for me.....& others. Doing it all the time. Seems they waiting for more of us to die so not have to pay a pension 😡

Wow 😮 I am no where near retiring age but this is outrageous. I feel this is so degrading to our elderly community. Covid and now this. A govt needs a good shake up

This is so they can put you on Newstart if you lose your job. It pays much less than the Pension.

I turn 65 in August. Now I can’t apply for the age pension until 2023. That’s just great.

Maybe pollies should pay the older generation for votes

Decided by public servants and politicians who’ve never done a hard days physical work in their life!!

This has been like this for at least 3 maybe more years it's nothing new

Work till you drop so Government don’t have to pay pension.

What a farce, I am eligible today but on July 1 I am not! Pollies get a Pension regardless of age, the only rule is just how long they shined their pants on the back bench!

Instead of putting the pension age up , why don’t you get the young dole bludgers to start working instead of surfing and gaming . Let us retire before we are burnt out ......

The government is sneakily and slowly putting it up to 70 .

To Laura Rech and all the other people who don't know anything about history let me educate you a little. After the War the government setup a fund for the workers to save for theirselves for retirement age pension we worked and paid taxes and part of the tax that we payed was to pay for our retirement so we were saving for old age and the government had access to this money so we could help build this country and we were proud to work and contribute our small amount to this fund but over the years this account amassed 100 of thousands of pounds and the government cannot help them selves they took the money and then they had all future payments directly put into General Revenue to hide the theft. So yes we were saving for old age as it was called the pension fund but we got ripped off. So don't tell us old age pensioners that we should have saved we did. And have been getting ripped off for our whole lives and now again they move the goal post.

So really they basically want us to work till we drop while they retire early on their massive pensions and their perks.

Damn shame. Why not let people retire at 60 like it used to be. Surely that would give more work opportunities to the younger generation.

The governments plan to achieve savings is for attrition by death 😡

Absolute greedy grubs, well then the same goes for politicians or maybe we better protest in front of parliament house

That’s why Paul Keating introduced compulsory superannuation in the 1990s knowing there would not be enough money for an age pension for everyone.

Hopefully soon, most people will have their super to retire on for a few years before they need the pension. You can still access super at 60.

Then the next thing will be this government putting us all on the Cashless Welfare Card….get ready we need to fight this.

Keep stretching it out and hopefully pollies will get their wish that we die before reaching that age.....more money in the troughs for the pigs then!😡

Well people elected scumo so reap the hard times, if he gets back again it will get worse and will include the indue card and more cuts to Medicare

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