Budget 2021 – Centrelink 4 Year Wait Period.

The waiting period for many Centrelink Benefits will be increased to 4 years for new migrants who are granted a Permanent, or relevant Temporary, visa from 1st January 2022.

Some of these benefits currently have 1 or 2 year waiting periods.

Budget 2021 – Benefits for New Migrants

Four Year Benefits wait for New Migrants.

Australian Budget 2021.

Currently there is a four-year waiting period for some government payments, such as the jobseeker unemployment benefit and youth allowance.

From January 2022, that four-year waiting period will be extended to cover more government benefits, such as family tax benefit, … Read the rest