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    My partner and her two children were issued the 309 visas a few weeks ago. Used a useless agent so it took far too long but due the the 8 year length of the relationship it was always going to be issued. I can't believe how much money two kids are worth a year from the government. This was Howards bribe to stay in power for as long as possible.
    Family tax A and B come to about $10,000 per year per child. They should be here before Xmas and earning for us. I actually get the money because I am the only Australian in the relationship.She gets the three months free English lessons and the right to work but no social security for two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockhead View Post
    My partner and her two children were issued the 309 visas a few weeks ago. Used a useless agent so it took far too long but due the the 8 year length of the relationship it was always going to be issued. I can't believe how much money two kids are worth a year from the government. This was Howards bribe to stay in power for as long as possible.
    Family tax A and B come to about $10,000 per year per child. They should be here before Xmas and earning for us. I actually get the money because I am the only Australian in the relationship.She gets the three months free English lessons and the right to work but no social security for two years.
    Firstly, are 'her' two children also (formally) 'your' children?

    Are they Australian citizens?

    Do they qualify you for the Family Tax Benefits?

    I don't know the answer to this one, have you confirmed with Centrelink?


    How long between the application and the issuance of the Temp Partner Visa?

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    Family tax A and B come doesn't come to $10,000 per year per child, closer to $ 6,000 per year per child ... Parenting Payment, if you qualify, and it's not easy to get, forms the larger payment.

    With the free English Lessons, subject to qualifying, there maybe Free Childcare available as well.

    All benefits maybe payable ... until you start earning some decent coin and the payments, understandably and accordingly reduce.

    Leave Australia for 6 weeks + and all payments stop.

    But the tide is turning ... the baby bonus is all but gone.

    Is the welfare system favoring parents with children? ... who knows? ... depends on your social perspective.

    Personally, I think we, as a Nation are overtly generous.

    IMHO


    EDIT:- Family Tax Benefits - Part A

    ........ Family Tax Benefits - Part B

    EDIT:- Try and get the best documented evidence about her children's Immunization Schedule as Child Care and some Government Benefits are refused if the Children are not on schedule or on a 'catch-up' programme.

    Health Care card is important also.
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    Will be interesting to see what you do get from centrelink, I arrived back on Wednesday, kids start school here tomorrow and we are off to see the dole office tomorrow.
    From what I have read, I am entitled to nothing for 3 months, all the other stuff is up in the air, case by case I gather.

    Wouldn't bother if we were here just for Xmas, but I have some eye problems and need treatment, so waiting lists and treatments will be a deciding factor.

    Bloody freezing here in Geelong, not enjoying the the start of our holiday, or longer working stay as it may be.
    Good for the kids English though.

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    Don't worry James....the hot dry desert winds will start up down South soon, and you'll be warm from the bushfires.

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    Well did the centerlink thing today, what a nightmare, first, tried to register for medicare, not resident, not entitled to medicare.
    I must prove I am returning permanently, how do you do that I ask. show you are shipping your furniture back, that you have cancelled your foreign rental lease, bought a house in Australia.

    Tell them, if I can't get medicare I may as well start the process for a disability pension, no treatment for my eyes and I will go legally blind.

    So I had to get a JP to witness a statement saying we were staying and a letter from the kids school principle that the kids were attending school.
    They will now consider the application, FFS I'm not a Thai resident and if not an Australian resident, am I stateless.

    As to newstart and family payments, you have to do it all on computer, so the woman give me a code to log on for benefits, say I am unlikely to be able to work until my sight is stabilized, wife is now the bread winner.

    They said something about 7 weeks waiting for an outcome as to any assistance, just to top off my day, medicare woman says Macular degeneration my not be covered under medicare or there will be a long waiting list for treatment.

    Not the sort of problem that can wait, macula bleed, blind in a few weeks, so much for the safety net and all those years of taxpaying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Well did the centerlink thing today, what a nightmare, first, tried to register for medicare, not resident, not entitled to medicare.
    I must prove I am returning permanently, how do you do that I ask. show you are shipping your furniture back, that you have cancelled your foreign rental lease, bought a house in Australia.

    Tell them, if I can't get medicare I may as well start the process for a disability pension, no treatment for my eyes and I will go legally blind.

    So I had to get a JP to witness a statement saying we were staying and a letter from the kids school principle that the kids were attending school.
    They will now consider the application, FFS I'm not a Thai resident and if not an Australian resident, am I stateless.

    As to newstart and family payments, you have to do it all on computer, so the woman give me a code to log on for benefits, say I am unlikely to be able to work until my sight is stabilized, wife is now the bread winner.

    They said something about 7 weeks waiting for an outcome as to any assistance, just to top off my day, medicare woman says Macular degeneration my not be covered under medicare or there will be a long waiting list for treatment.

    Not the sort of problem that can wait, macula bleed, blind in a few weeks, so much for the safety net and all those years of taxpaying.
    Yeh l did the Medicare card for me and the kids, it took 3 trips to the city 1500 plus kilometres of driving and putting up with the shitty service. First trip the computers where down. All l showed for living back in Australia was a rental agreement and a letter from the kids school, letter from JP why we moved back to Australia, passport, birth certificate, all the rest was the kids documents. everywhere you go they want a drivers licence or a Medicare card, its hard when you don't have either.
    Sorry to hear about your eyes, but you most likely have to wait for all the refugees get treated first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post

    Well did the centerlink thing today, what a nightmare, first, tried to register for medicare, not resident, not entitled to medicare.
    I must prove I am returning permanently.
    This is exactly why i will never throw away my Australian residency to live overseas. I return twice a year to Australia, maintain my Medicare and private health and other stuff.

    At the end of the day if one throws away his Australian residency by living in this shit hole for many years then flounces back to Australia and wants back on the Wagon then is fuked over it's the way it is is.

    You must now jump through the hoops. Good luck with it.
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    Thing is Terry, I'm happy to play by the rules, but they keep moving the goal posts, when I first moved to the LOS, medicare was no problem, I was going to get the OAP at 65, then all changed.

    What's next, may be they will stop private pension being used off shore, remember that the OZ pension scheme was just like the UK system, contribution based.
    They changed the rules, but they kept the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post

    Well did the centerlink thing today, what a nightmare, first, tried to register for medicare, not resident, not entitled to medicare.
    I must prove I am returning permanently.
    This is exactly why i will never throw away my Australian residency to live overseas. I return twice a year to Australia, maintain my Medicare and private health and other stuff.

    At the end of the day if one throws away his Australian residency by living in this shit hole for many years then flounces back to Australia and wants back on the Wagon then is fuked over it's the way it is is.

    You must now jump through the hoops. Good luck with it.
    Wasn't that hard after 15 years out

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