Can anyone tell me how long it takes, from putting in your claim, for your payments to start?
I just called Centrelink for the third time to find out what was happening with mine. I put in the initial claim before my DD was born, sent in the paperwork when she was 2 days old, and still haven't received anything!!! She is 7 weeks old this week. The most frustrating part is no one I speak to at Centrelink can give me even a rough idea how much longer it will take. Ive read and been told 14-21 days, but it's been much much longer than that.
Also can you lodge complaints with Centrelink? As I really think it is necessary in this case. I can scrape by without the money, but feel really bad for those who are waiting and can't.