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    Question Centrelink bonus payments? Is this true?

    Sorry if this has been asked already. I was told few days ago by a friend that those on benefits will be getting extra bonus supplements end of April (something to do with the carbon tax I think?) Was told it was $250 per adult, $100 per child and an extra $80 per family

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    I was told when i spoke to centrelink a few days ago that it was $90 or there abouts per child and $69 per family. I will have a look abd see where i found the info when i asked them about it as found out while on hold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    I was told when i spoke to centrelink a few days ago that it was $90 or there abouts per child and $69 per family. I will have a look abd see where i found the info when i asked them about it as found out while on hold

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    Oh right so there is some kind of supplement coming then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Sorry if this has been asked already. I was told few days ago by a friend that those on benefits will be getting extra bonus supplements end of April (something to do with the carbon tax I think?) Was told it was $250 per adult, $100 per child and an extra $80 per family
    I have heard this and read it can't find the link atm
    But it was around the amounts you said

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunkx View Post
    I have heard this and read it can't find the link atm
    But it was around the amounts you said
    How great it would be for us right now, means I could pay my car rego without needing to get an advance payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Oh right so there is some kind of supplement coming then?
    Yeap. Will be paid end of may i believe. I cant find the info on my phone from where i searched though. It will be paid automatically so no need to apply.

    Give them a call first thing tuesday if you can and they will give you all the info you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    Yeap. Will be paid end of may i believe. I cant find the info on my phone from where i searched though. It will be paid automatically so no need to apply.

    Give them a call first thing tuesday if you can and they will give you all the info you need.

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    I don't get a chance to call because of work but not to worry thanks for the help. End of May perfect timing as my rego is due then and I have been stressing about this. Joys of living on one wage atm.

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    I haven't heard anything about it but sounds good if it's happening.

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    Just found this!
    Assistance for families

    Families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A will receive an increase in their payment equivalent to 1.7 per cent of the annual rate of payment. This is worth up to $110 per child per year.
    All families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part B will get an increase to their payment equivalent to 1.7 per cent of the maximum rate. This is worth up to $69 per family per year.
    This assistance will first be delivered through a one-off, tax exempt, lump sum Clean Energy Advance from May-June 2012.
    After this increases will be delivered as a separate Clean Energy Supplement which will be paid as part of families’ regular payment cycles.
    People in low-income family households who do not receive sufficient assistance as an increase to their payment or through the tax system will also be able to claim a new Low Income Supplement of $300. The supplement will be claimed through Centrelink.
    Further assistance will be made available to middle-income family households with one primary earner to account for the fact they will only benefit from one earner’s tax cuts. These families will receive assistance as an increase to their payment through the Single Income Family Supplement of $300. Families not receiving Family Tax Benefit will be able to claim the supplement through Centrelink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Just found this!
    Assistance for families

    Families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A will receive an increase in their payment equivalent to 1.7 per cent of the annual rate of payment. This is worth up to $110 per child per year.
    All families receiving Family Tax Benefit Part B will get an increase to their payment equivalent to 1.7 per cent of the maximum rate. This is worth up to $69 per family per year.
    This assistance will first be delivered through a one-off, tax exempt, lump sum Clean Energy Advance from May-June 2012.
    After this increases will be delivered as a separate Clean Energy Supplement which will be paid as part of families’ regular payment cycles.
    People in low-income family households who do not receive sufficient assistance as an increase to their payment or through the tax system will also be able to claim a new Low Income Supplement of $300. The supplement will be claimed through Centrelink.
    Further assistance will be made available to middle-income family households with one primary earner to account for the fact they will only benefit from one earner’s tax cuts. These families will receive assistance as an increase to their payment through the Single Income Family Supplement of $300. Families not receiving Family Tax Benefit will be able to claim the supplement through Centrelink.
    Thats the info i was trying to find

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