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Keep details up-to-date

By Cobram Courier

Students and apprentices who have applied for a Centrelink payment need to keep their details updated to make sure they receive the correct payment.

Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen reminded students to inform the department of any changes to their circumstances.

‘‘Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy recipients have 14 days to notify us about any changes to their circumstances, such as study details, income, address or relationship status, as these may affect payments,’’ Mr Jongen said.

‘‘Students can use digital services to tell the department about changes to their circumstances without needing to call or visit a service centre.

‘‘For example, students can let us know when they have started or stopped working using their online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.’’

Students can subscribe to messaging for reminders and track claims through myGov or the Express Plus mobile app, ‘Like’ Student Update on Facebook or follow @StudentUpdateAU on Twitter.

●For information, visit humanservices.gov.au/students