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Now there are even more services at your Territory Medicare office.



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MEDIA RELEASE

DAVID TOLLNER MP Federal Member for Solomon

1 February 2006

Now there are even more services at your Territory Medicare Office

Customers can now do their family assistance business in Territory Medicare offices.

“This is all about providing better customer service,” said David Tollner MP, Federal Member for Solomon. “If families are visiting a Medicare Office they can claim both a Medicare rebate and family assistance.”

The new services include claims for the Maternity payment and immunisation allowance, and applications for Family Tax Benefit. Customers can also notify Medicare of their changed circumstances such as, changes to their income estimate, payment choice and address.

“By providing these services in Medicare offices we are offering greater choice to customers. It is convenient and time saving.

“Medicare Australia and Centrelink are working together to provide extended Family Assistance Office services in all Medicare offices across Australia”.

For more information, or to find your nearest Medicare office, visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au or call 132 011.

Medicare Australia Contact: Kirk Coningham Tel: 02 6124 7911 or 0417 498 318

Media Contact: Michael Kauter PH :(08) 8981 3434

M: 0401 119789 F: (08) 8981 8731