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    I'd also use the rate estimator to see if your eligible for parenting payment partnered if your youngest is under 6.

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    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    I just used the calculator. For 54K a year and 3 kids it says 874.16 a fortnight 😮

    I am shocked at this. With paying less tax on his lower salary too it wouldn't seem like so much of a drop from what we get now.

    I'm thinking this must be some kind of error. This does include rent assistance, I put in 400 per week for that. Just seems like so much from the government

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudMumma34 View Post
    If income is at 55k its too high for hcc. When I had my son 5 years ago I didn't work for 15 months. My husband earned nearly 40k...but we got $13k ftb that included rent assitance. We paid $1521pcm for rent. I never remember struggling that much.

    On 55k you'd get nearly full ftb and rent assistance. Rate estimator is really good tool to use.
    Just out of interest, what is the income for hcc? I thought you had to be unemployed to get a hcc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    Just out of interest, what is the income for hcc? I thought you had to be unemployed to get a hcc?
    No there is a low income health care card where they look at your weekly income in an 8 week period and see if you qualify and then there is the one you get attached to ftb which has a cut off but I don't remember what it is...i know its roughly $51,027 from memory but it increases with cpi each year. If you look up income free threshold for ftb payments thenit should come up with something.

    The other way to get an automatic hcc is if your on an income support payment like parenting payment.

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