Australian Aged Pension Rates March 2021

The Australian Aged Pension from March 2021.

The Australian Aged Pension is revised in March and September (normally) each year, and the March 2021 new Pension Rates have been released. This pension is paid Fortnightly. The Age Pension recipients will… Read the rest


Renewable Power Grants in Australia

Renewable Power Incentives and Grants in Australia

Australian Households might be eligible for various grants from Australian Governments, when they install solar, wind or hydro renewable energy systems or eligible hot water systems. The amount of this grant is based… Read the rest


Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits

Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits, instead of Two Years.

Migrants who arrive in Australia from July 2018 will have to wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments from Centrelink, an increase from the current… Read the rest

Migrants to wait Three Years for Welfare Benefits, instead of Two Years.

Migrants who arrive in Australia from July 2018 will have to wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments from Centrelink, an increase from the current… Read the rest


Retirement Pension

Retirement Pension Income in Australia

The Australian Retirement pension consists of two possible parts: The Government Aged Pension Benefit, paid by Centrelink (the welfare system). The compulsory Employer Paid Super scheme. The British Retirement pension consists of two possible parts:… Read the rest


457 Visa Can I get Child Care Benefits Backdated once I have PR

A question that is often asked relates to getting Family Tax Benefits on the 457 Visa

The question for this topic relates specifically to getting the Family Tax Benefits [FTB] (Child Benefits) backdated once a person gets Permanent Residency [PR]… Read the rest


Centrelink (Australia) and Department of Social Security (UK)

For those of us who left the UK sometime ago, this bit of info may be news to us: The Department of Social Security (DSS) is a defunct governmental agency in the United Kingdom, which was superseded by the Department… Read the rest


Education Tax Refund to be Replaced by SchoolKids Bonus

A means-tested SchoolKids Bonus to replace the existing Education Tax Refund has been announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a bonus for one million families with school-aged children. Parents will receive this bonus for each child in school, where… Read the rest


800,000 Australians claim Disability support payments

A review of the Disability Support pension in Australia is being undertaken, due to the increase in claimants for this benefit, available to people that are considered sufficiently disabled to stop them from working. The numbers of recipients has grown… Read the rest


Child Tax Credits Child Benefit

Both Australia and the United Kingdom governments provide financial assistance for families with children. In Australia this is called Family Tax Benefit (FTB) whilst in the UK it is called Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit. The benefits that I… Read the rest


Education Tax Refund 2008

Education Tax Refund Education Tax Refund 2008/09 (ETR) The Education Tax Refund (ETR) has now been passed by the Australian Parliament (November 27, 2008) Under this new ETR, families who are able to claim Family Tax benefit part A, will… Read the rest