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Did you know - Preparing for your child turning 16

Did You Know… 

Things to consider as your teenager nears their 16th birthday. Do they have:

·         Their own bank account

·         Their own Tax File Number

·         Their birth certificate

·         Proof of age card from ServiceNSW

·         Apply for Disability Support Pension

·         Apply for Pensioner Educational Supplement payment

·         If not receiving NDIS assistance apply for Mobility Funding

Parent/Carers should ensure any Carer Allowance/Payment being received is changed to an Over 16 payment. 

As your teenager is turning 18 you should be considering:

·         Completing the ‘Objection claim that an elector should not be enrolled’ form on the Australian Electoral website. This will remove them from the electoral role.

·         Consider Guardianship for your childs financial and/or medical and/or legal affairs.