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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    We are not eligible for FTB but with some of the examples given here my mind boggles at how much some of you must receive.

    * note this is not a criticism on what you buy, more just my own surprise at how much FTB can work out to be
    With the online estimator for FTB I found that we should be getting around 5k, it's the first year we will be receiving it, then I think there is family payments to go on top (I'm not too sure) + our tax returns, DH and mine, I got the paid maternity leave for a couple of months after the financial year that is taxed and also some back pay from work that was taxed so I should get all of it back, we could be looking around 7k +.
    We are not on easy street however we live comfortably but it's taken a lot of changes, it was so hard to drop a wage (60k) so we will do the same next year and claim it at the end of the financial year
    Try the on line estimator cause I thought we wouldn't get anything either and was quite surprised with what we were entitled to.

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    Hey I haven't read all of the replies - but do you just get this supplement if you aren't paid fortnightly and save it up for tax time?? I get my payments fortnightly so is there a little pot of gold still waiting for me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    Hey I haven't read all of the replies - but do you just get this supplement if you aren't paid fortnightly and save it up for tax time?? I get my payments fortnightly so is there a little pot of gold still waiting for me??
    Yes, it's usually around $700ish per child and just over $300 per family for those who receive fortnightly payments

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    Quote Originally Posted by jade24 View Post
    Yes, it's usually around $700ish per child and just over $300 per family for those who receive fortnightly payments
    Is this only if you over estimate? This my first year getting Centrelink/FA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jade24 View Post
    Yes, it's usually around $700ish per child and just over $300 per family for those who receive fortnightly payments
    What the??!!! So I'll be getting $1700?? In that case I'll be using my FTB supp to get my wisdom teeth out. Good times!! Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluky79 View Post
    With the online estimator for FTB I found that we should be getting around 5k, it's the first year we will be receiving it, then I think there is family payments to go on top (I'm not too sure) + our tax returns, DH and mine, I got the paid maternity leave for a couple of months after the financial year that is taxed and also some back pay from work that was taxed so I should get all of it back, we could be looking around 7k +.
    We are not on easy street however we live comfortably but it's taken a lot of changes, it was so hard to drop a wage (60k) so we will do the same next year and claim it at the end of the financial year
    Try the on line estimator cause I thought we wouldn't get anything either and was quite surprised with what we were entitled to.
    out household income is significantly over the threshold so we are not eligible for anything other than child care rebate.

    I do not care that we are not eligible (though I am starting to get annoyed at the increasing costs thrown at us but that is another topic altogether heh) I was just surprised at the amounts but if like you and other posters have said many underestimate their income through out the year then I understand where the bigger lump sums come from.

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    Bills, a new Irish dance dress for me and Irish dance clothes for ds, Irish dance CDs, new corrs Irish dance soft shoes, a bulk food shop, a new Venetian blind for ds room as the last one was wrecked by ds as it was plastic n not aluminium, a new chest of draws for ds, a netbook and digital camera for ex mil as she loaned me money for a new laptop after my old one was stolen.

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    Are you entitled to it only if you over estimate or does every family that receives FTB get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MumToBeat23 View Post
    Are you entitled to it only if you over estimate or does every family that receives FTB get it?

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    Im pretty sure everyone who gets ftb gets it at tax time but obviously if you owe centrelink or the tax office money that gets taken first

    you only live once...
    but if you do it right ~ once is enough.

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    Everyone who gets ftb gets it providing you dont owe them any money


 

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