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    Default Pension/Carer Centrelink Question

    I am trying to find info on the centrelink website but am getting so confused.

    Does anyone know, if I have a partner earning 35,000 per annum, will I still be eligible for carer allowance and pensioner education supplement?

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    Possibly not. My last partner earned $37,000 and I wasn't eligible anymore. My Child care benefit was affected too.

    DF earns $65,000 so I'm definitely not eligible!

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    Hi there, I work at the Australian Government Department of Human Services in a team that responds to enquiries about Centrelink on social media sites like this one.

    Carer Allowance is not subject to an income and assets test, and is not taxable. It can be paid in addition to other income support payments such as Carer Payment or Age Pension. There's more info here: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/carer-allowance

    To be eligible for Pensioner Education Supplement you must be receiving a qualifying payment, such as Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension or Parenting Payment.

    Generally, your eligibility for payments can depend on a few variables besides your income and assets. You should check out the online estimator here; http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/online-estimators. You can put in your circumstances and it will give you an idea of what you might be entitled to.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariansm View Post
    Hi there, I work at the Australian Government Department of Human Services in a team that responds to enquiries about Centrelink on social media sites like this one........
    Hi, is centrelink giving family bonus payments (i think hat's what they're called) for kids etc, I think they normally do at this time of year?

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    Hi Mademoiselle, I think you might be referring to the Family Tax Benefit supplements that are calculated after you (and/or your partner) lodge your tax returns with the Australian Taxation Office. There's more info and amounts here: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/ftb_supplement.htm

    There's also the Schoolkids Bonus (replacing the Education Tax Refund), which you can read more about here: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/information/schoolkids-bonus

    And finally, there's the Household Assistance Package, which is starting to be paid this year. There's more information about that here; http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/clean-energy-future


 

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