Australian Age Pension while outside Australia

How Much is the Aged Pension when outside Australia?.

Most pensioners will receive their normal pension during short holidays outside Australia. However, anyone who is absent from Australia for a continuous period exceeding 6 weeks, will normally lose some of their pension.

How much Pension do you lose if you

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Australian Aged Pension from September 2021

The Australian Aged Pension from September 2021.

The Australian Aged Pension is revised in March and September (normally) each year, and the September 2021 new Pension Rates have been released. This pension is paid Fortnightly.

The Age Pension recipients will increase by $14.80 a fortnight for singles, and … Read the rest

Parental Leave Pay Waiting Period Eligibility.

Parental Leave Pay Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period (NARWP).

Many Centrelink Government benefits will have either a 2 or 4 year newly arrived resident’s waiting period before becoming eligible to claim them.

From January 2022, many of those that are currently a TWO year newly arrived resident’s waiting period will … Read the rest

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.

Centrelink: Residency for Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy Residency rules from Centrelink.

To get the Child Care subsidy you, or your partner, must meet the residence rules.

You or your partner must be living in Australia and have one of the following:

  • Australian citizenship
  • a permanent visa
  • a Special Category visa
  • a certain temporary visa
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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

Australian Aged Pension from March 2021

The Australian Aged Pension from March 2021.

The Australian Aged Pension is revised in March and September (normally) each year, and the March 2021 new Pension Rates have been released. This pension is paid Fortnightly.

The Age Pension recipients will increase by $8.40 a fortnight for singles, and … Read the rest

Jobseeker Payment has Not Increased or Reduced

Update and Reminder.

The rate of JobSeeker payments was not increased or reduced,  it is still (in December 2020) at the same rate as it was in March 2020.

  • $565.70 Single no children, or
  • $510.80 Partnered (Each).

The extra money that some people have been receiving is the … Read the rest

Jobseeker Coronavirus Supplement from January

Coronavirus Supplement to be continued until March 2021.

The Coronavirus Supplement for Jobseeker and other welfare benefits is set to continue after the scheduled end date of 31 December 2020, but at a lower rate.

A statement from Centrelink about this Coronavirus Supplement change from 1st January 2021 was:

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Jobseeker Requirement Changes Sept 2020.

Jobseekers need to apply for more jobs.

From 28 September 2020, Jobseeker recipients will need to apply for at least two jobs per week, instead of the current 1 application per week.

Jobseeker recipients who do not complete certain obligations can now have their payments cut.

Currently there are no … Read the rest