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    Default Centrelink benefits to newly arrived family of 5

    Hello Mums,
    can anyone help me out here. I'm returning to Australia after a very long time, I'm citizen and all my kids are, partner is perm.resident. Kids are 16, 8 and 2,5 year olds.
    I tried to call Centrelink many times but I'm unable so much time diference and they didn't write me anything due to privacy issues.I'm wonderinghow much support we can get as a family, what Are the things that we are entitled to. Kids will go to school and child care and probablywe go on to newstart tillwe get a decent job. Would please somebody helpmeout - just a rough number of monthly payments. I really should prepare ourselves!
    Thank you in advance
    judit

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    Have a look on the centrelink website, there is a rate estimator that may be helpful in estimating what benefits you may be eligible for

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    Yep check out the website, great estimators, (it's called Human Services now btw) - if you still can't access info, post again and I'll look into it for ya.

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    Thank you both for the answer! Yes I saw the estimator, the only problem is, that it's not working with my old Centrelink number and while I'm not there I couldn't get a new one. Catch 22 I guess.
    Yesterday I started to calculate and the number that I get was unbelievable or perhaps not..., so as both of us on newstart and kids getting
    -family tax benefit A and B
    - parenting payment
    - rent assistance
    - youth allowance
    and the amount was around 5000/month is it possible?
    And I didn't even counted in the child care benefit, rebate, edu. entry payments, JET, etc.
    what do you think?

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    I would be surprised at a $2,500 p/fortnight payment. If you're partnered, certain payments will go down. For example:
    You may receive parenting payment partnered, your partner may receive newstart partnered. One payment per person.
    Newstart: $442 p/f PPP: $442 p/f
    FTB A: $169 per child p/f FTB B: $144 per family
    Rent assistance max is around $160 p/fortnight
    Youth Allowance max rate: 220 p/f

    Hope that helps. Numbers are rough


 

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