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Do those with a partner with severe depression or mental health issue inform Centrelink of this?

I have read a few old posts about those struggling with partners and I’m wondering if they let Centrelink know and if Centrelink offers then help/advice in anyway in terms of income reporting/looking for work?


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Centrelink will tell you to contact a Mental Health help Line or see your GP

It is possible to become exempt from looking for work if that’s what you mean. Example partner is not capable of looking after the kids