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Benefits, assistance and grants

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Commonwealth Government Benefits, payments and services (Australian Government)
Links to Australian Government web sites relating to benefits, payments and services
Commonwealth Government Centrelink
Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency that assists Australians to become self-sufficient, and supports those in need, through the delivery of a range of services
Commonwealth Government Centrelink forms
Links to forms for Centrelink assistance and services
Commonwealth Government Centrepay
Information on Centrelink's free direct bill-paying service, offered to customers receiving payments through Centrelink
Commonwealth Government Department of Human Services (Australian Government)
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services. It delivers services through Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support, CRS Australia and Australia Hearing
State Government First Home Builder Boost
The First Home Builder Boost (FHBB) is a payment, in addition to the FHOG, of up to $8 000. It is available for eligible applicants, purchasing a newly built home or who are owner-builders between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2014 and who meet the required time frames for commencement and completion of the house
Commonwealth Government Household Assistance Package (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)
Details of the Australian Government's Household Assistance Package with will assist households meet impacts in energy costs under the carbon pricing mechanism, part of the Government's plan for a clean energy future

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