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    Hi everyone
    So I've had to stop working earlier than expected due to complications with my pregnancy (threatened preterm labour) and I need to claim parenting payment, rent assistance and FTB a&b (dh is a student on a scholarship)
    We went to centrelink today and yes parenting payment will start in 2 weeks but they've said up to 60 days for other payments to start.
    We basically need these payments to get us through until dh finished study and bubba is born. Dh will then get a full time job
    What if we need that money earlier?? Can they push the application through? I've thankfully got family who will help us, but I was hoping we wouldn't need to adk them. I'm going back to cl on Thursday so is it worth putting pressure on them to get the payment sooner??? At this rate bubba will be here before the payments will start !!!
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    Are you all ready getting some FTB a&b?

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    Not at the moment no


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    Is that because of your income being too high? I'm just thinking maybe they are holding off till the 1st of July? I would be asking why it's going to be taking 60 days. I would think it should only take about 28 days.

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    I seem to remember seeing on the centerlink website that you can put the application for the baby bonus & FTB in before the birth of the bub and just inform them when the bub is actually born. It might mean a two week delay before the payments actually start, but at least you can get the paperwork in earlier.

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    No I haven't had the baby yet. I've had to finish work earlier than expected and as I'm a casual I have no sick leave. So it's basically to keep us afloat until dh lands a full-time job, and finishes his phd. We have put the application in for PPL but parenting payment is different, it's based on your income.
    The guy told me the floods put centrelink very behind and it could take 60 days to get the first payment


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    You can get the process going faster on compassionate grounds, i think you need to talk to the social worker. but, in the mean time, call every single day and hassle them to start it. i know it's a pain, but it really does work.

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    Thanks I will do that


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