DHS Rolls Out New Express Plus Apps

14 July 2015
Students starting university can try a new mobile app launched by the Federal Government as a way to keep up to date with their Youth Allowance, Austudy, or ABSTUDY payments, called ‘Express Plus Centrelink

Why get the Express Plus Centrelink app?

Designed for students, the Express Plus Centrelink app can make it much easier and faster for students to manage their payments. Students can manage their payments via mobile, make claims and report details, as well as uploading documents, saving lots of time that could be spend cueing in waiting lines at Centrelink offices.

“For many students starting university or TAFE means moving out of home and being in control of their finances for the first time, which can be very challenging,” said former Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr.

“With this app, for example students receiving payments can check their Income Bank balance and receive and store letters, all on their smartphone.

“Youth Allowance and Austudy students can also report their income.”

Are there any other Government apps I can download?

There’s also mobile apps for both Medicare and Child Support. With the Medicare app, you can view all of your details, as well as make requests, claim benefits and upload documents for proof of your claim.

Where can I get the Express Plus Centrelink app?

Express Plus Centrelink is available to download from Apple’s App Store (for iOS) or Google’s Play Store (for Android). When it was launched in August 2012 the app ranked 15 out of the top 100 free apps in Australia. Give it a go!

Uni Student? Check out the “Express Plus” app

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