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COVID-19 making financial decisions

Steps to look after yourself and your money

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During challenging times, making financial decisions can feel overwhelming. There's support and services available to help you.

Early access to super

People affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to access up to $10,000 of their super until 31 December 2020.

Your super is your retirement savings. Consider all your options before you apply to access your super.

Protect yourself from scams

Watch out for scammers who try to take advantage of coronavirus (COVID-19). Scams can take many forms. Be wary of offers to assist you access your superannuation or high-return investment opportunities.

Scam alert! Watch out for cold-call offers to help you get early access to your super

The only way to apply to withdraw your super if you are eligible under the COVID-19 early release scheme is free and through

Protect your personal information. Don’t share your myGov account details with anyone.

Free financial counselling

If you're feeling overwhelmed with financial decisions, a financial counsellor can help you put a plan in place. Call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

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