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    Question Single Wage and Centrelink Benefits

    I rang centrelink tonight to ask if i would receive any money if i decided to be a stay at home mum with my two girls, they said that i wont get anything at all because DH earns to much.

    I was just wondering if anyone knows if that is right? DH is on $45000 a year. Does anyone else receive payments on that wage?

    We are tossing up wether i should stay home with the girls as it is going to cost $600 a fortnight for child care.

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    You should get a family payment fortnightly - that is the only thing we are entitled to...its not much .... it may be anything from $20 - $70/week...however, I only have one child...not sure for 2.

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    DP before he lost his job earnt approx the same as your hubby which meant we only got something like $50 a week from memory. Was rather ridiculous but then i only have one child too so maybe you will get more.
    I would go in to a branch & talk with them because often over the phone gets you nowhere & you can never speak with the same person again & everyone differs in their advice its frustrating.
    But yes the more your hubby earns the less you get.

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    hi there my Dh works and is on $55,000 a year and i am a sahm and we get the family tax part A,B and we get about $400 a fornight we are also on parenting payment partned we have to report his wage every fornight. most fornights we get nothing but we have a health care card. i would go and speak to them. everytime i speak to them on the phone i get different answers. hope it works out for you.
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    They defiantely have given you the wrong info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chellegoth View Post
    They defiantely have given you the wrong info.
    ...........no suprises there.........

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    yep they have given the wrong info we are on about 70,000 and still get money

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    That frustrates me soooo much when they give you the wrong info .

    I use this link for Family Assistance all the time where you can calculate your own approximate benefits.

    Just remember though what you've already earnt from July this year will be in this financial years income for you, so your benefit for the remaining of the year may be different to the next financial year when you don't have any income.

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    We are on a single income with soon to be 4 kids. DH earns just under $50 000 a year (doesn't go far when it's supporting so many people) and all we get is FTB part A and B. No health care card or anything.

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    My hubby earns about 50k, we were entitled to A and B, about 170 f/n. Havent got it last month or so as he didnt put in his tax...


 

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