Personally I think it's better that's it's being cut families on $150k + don't need the baby bonus & you don't exactly need $5000 for the first 6 months of raising a child. Yes I received baby bonus for both my kids $2000 in 06 & $3000 in 2010 & that was a bonus for my kids & was used for my kids. Alot if people were having kids for the money or wasting it on $hit & not providing for the kids. I think it's good that its going to be means tested too
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14-05-2013 18:31 #31
14-05-2013 18:37 #32
God I hope its from July next year. This bubs being #2, we had counted on a little extra money just to help us through summer as DHs income drops to virtually zilch due to the weather (self employed) and bubs is due end of Oct... I already lost my employer-paid maternity leave as I had to resign from my job due to exceptional circumstances last year so not eligible anymore, and due to a contract ***** up by my new employer it looks like I wont be eligible for the PPL. Sucks when DH and I work hard, yet get nothing back. We've forked out so much already just trying to get pregnant.
14-05-2013 18:38 #33
You currently cannot receive the baby bonus if you earn $75k in the 6 months after your babies birth... so essentially have a 150k income... so people earning 150k + wouldnt be getting it now anyway.
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14-05-2013 18:47 #34Senior Member
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14-05-2013 19:00 #36
Takes effect march 1 2014. FTB thresholds frozen until then.
can anyone confirm it has no bearing on ppl?
14-05-2013 19:02 #37
I'm not having any more children, but I have no issues with this. I feel the BB is just a waste of money. It's original intention was to lure working women out of the work force to have babies. They now have PPL for this.
The whole point of the BB was a financial compensation for those who left the workforce. If you're already a SHAM, you don't need financial compensation, because you're not set to lose any income.
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14-05-2013 19:16 #38Senior Member
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Thank goodness it's March! I was reading all the things about July and we are due July 4th with our first. I am not eligible for PPL because we got posted interstate for the army right when we found out we were pregnant. I finished up work, we went overseas 2 weeks overseas, found out we were pregnant, then 3 weeks of travelling and temporary accommodation for our new posting, a little time to settle in our new place and then the weeks of Christmas so when I could actually find work, it had been just over 8 weeks of unemployment for me. I have been working fulltime for 7 years and this was the longest I had gone without working so far, but it was enough to not let me get the PPL Even working now, I am just casual because it was the best position for me considering I would be going off to have a baby less than 5 months after starting there
14-05-2013 19:16 #39
Maybe off topic but I have a question as the centrelink website confuses the crapola out of me! Hoping one of you lovely ladies can help me with this one. Bubs will be born in 2 days and ill be receiving the PPL for 18 weeks. How do I know if I'm eligible for family tax benefit A and/or B? Does anyone know what the income threshold is? Thanks in advance!
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