Welcome to the latest edition of the Work 'n' Care newsletter. Each month we try and bring you stories that embody all aspects of a carers life. Our aim is to empower you in your caring role and to make your life a little easier. Contact us with your experiences and ideas as the process of sharing can make a carers life just that little bit easier. Read the latest edition below or use the links on the right to navigate our story archives.

 

The 'subsidy benefit' doe not exist - it's a scam

Australian government Department of Human Services 21 December 2017

A scam about a ‘subsidy benefit’ is being emailed to people and claims to be from us.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/news/subsidy-benefit-does-not-exist-its-scam-0

 

Scam

Public Holiday Closure - reporting and payment arrangements

Australian government Department of Human Services 2 January 2018

We will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday and we want to help you plan so you still get paid.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/news/public-holiday-closure-reporting-and-payment-arrangements

 

Public Holiday Calendar

Adult Sibling Carer Project resources available

From Carers NSW 20 Nov 2017

The Carers NSW Adult Sibling Project was established by Carers NSW in consultation with adult siblings of people with intellectual disability.

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Read more: Adult Sibling Carer Project resources available

Changes to the way Centrelink online letter sent

Australian Government Department of Human Services 12 January 2015

From 24 February 2018 a myGov account will be needed to get Centrelink letters online instead of using a Centrelink online account.

It will still be possible to get letters online in the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

Centrelink Letter

Carer allowance rates rise from 1 January 2018

From Carers NSW 11 Dec 2017

From 1st January 2018, the government will increase payments to carers across Australia.

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Read more: Carer allowance rates rise from 1 January 2018