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Farm Household Allowance Extension

Due to the continuing drought conditions, the Australian Government have recently announced plans to increase the time period individuals can receive Farm Household Allowance.

The timeframe has been increased from 1,095 days to 1,460 days (from three to four years).

If you have already received 3 years of Farm Household Allowance Payment you are entitled to claim an additional 365 days.

The department of human services will commence accepting applications for the fourth year of support from 1 August 2018.

If you have already received Farm Household Allowance for three years you will need to lodge a new claim.

There will be a streamlined process for those more recently ceased FHA - this timeframe for a streamlined application is not determined yet.

Those past the streamline cut-off date will need to do a full application again.

 The Rural Financial Counselling Service is taking bookings to complete new claims and can do this in our office, at a nearby town or with you on farm.

 They are able to support you through this process so please contact us with any questions or to book an appointment. You will advised of the application requirements at time of booking.

 Alternately claims will be able to be lodged on-line through My Gov but not until the 1st August.

 The Rural Financial Counselling Service will be in Thargomindah on Thursday the 19th July 2018.

On farm appointments to complete new applications can also be made for any suitable time for you by arrangement.  

Completed applications can be lodged from the 1st August.

 If you have any questions or would like further information or details please contact us.

 Please do not self-assess your eligibility for this payment.


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