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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

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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

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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

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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

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Australian Baby Bonus

The “baby bonus”, or Maternity Benefit, is a government payment for each child born to an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident in Australia. Information at May 2013: baby bonus is a non-taxable, income tested payment of $5,000 per eligible child… Read the rest

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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news to us: The Department of Social Security (DSS) is a defunct governmental agency in the United Kingdom, which was superseded by the Department… Read the rest

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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

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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

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Child and Family Benefits

Child Benefits / Family Tax Benefit Government Benefits for New Residents The majority of new Migrants to Australia will have to wait a period totalling 104 weeks of residence before becoming eligible for most Government Benefits. However, there are a… Read the rest

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2009 Financial Stimulus Packages

2009 Financial Stimulus Package Where is my Tax Stimulus Payment ? During April and May 2009 the ATO has been sending out the $900 tax stimulus payments, but some people haven’t yet received anything. If you are one of these… Read the rest

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Child Care Benefits in Australia

There are two main types of child care benefit provided by Centrelink in Australia. Child Care Benefit: This has an income test. The benefit is normally paid direct to the Child Care company, and you only pay the reduced fee.… Read the rest

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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

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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

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