DH rang centrelink this morning because we received a email regarding our daughter having left Australia and not yet returning and NOT being eligible for full Family tax A and B and that we had to contact them ....
DD is 10 and she left with us and returned with us for a 9 day holiday to Fiji .....about 2/3 weeks ago.....
Now I thought that if you where going overseas for an extended period then you had to notify them but not for a ****ing 9 day holiday gees talk about big brother is watching you.....
We are going to US in August I guess I will have to sit on the phone for 2 hours to tell them that we will be away for 2 weeks .....
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21-03-2013 09:46 #1
Last edited by RuffledPansy; 21-03-2013 at 09:52.
21-03-2013 09:57 #2
What did they say when you said it was 9 days ?
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21-03-2013 10:35 #3
So how do they *know* she hasn't returned?
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21-03-2013 12:43 #6
WT? i'd be annoyed too. We are also going to the US in Sep for about 13 days with 3 kids and having to tell Centrelink, what is the purpose of that i wonder?
21-03-2013 12:55 #7
Yep from what we can work out they know when you leave Australia ....and the letter was just a random thing telling us that they know and the we should have told them and she also said that we have to tell them when we come back into the country also ....
So this is just the one chick that DH spoke to so not sure if she is 100% right we have been given so much conflicting advice over the year from people that work at CL , we will have to look into it more.....
So when we go to the US in August we have to tell them and then again when we get back ....
21-03-2013 12:59 #8
Very bizzare, specially for a holiday, as someone else mentioned if youre going for more than 3 months or so yeah fair enough, but a couple of weeks, crazy!
21-03-2013 13:00 #9
I think it is also possible that while you are out of the country you are ineligible for any payments. So basically you don't get money for the time you are out of the country. Correct me of I'm wrong, i apologise if I am.
21-03-2013 13:02 #10Senior Member
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My pensioner in-laws have to do the same thing. CL want to know what you eat, breathe and poo!
When we were trying to get off payments, sounds weird, but they made it that hard to stop getting payments!! Why not just please don't pay me anymore? We had to report income for ages before they would cut us off.
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