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What Centrelink payments are you on - and how much do you get a fortnight?

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2 months ago
$0 in payments. But CCS covers $170 a week in childcare fees for 2 days a week for our 4 year old.

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2 months ago
We don’t receive any Centrelink right now, but during nsw construction shut down (only 2 weeks) my husband got $600 a week. I also got parental leave when I had my second child as I’d worked a full time contract for a year which finished a few months before he was born. It really helped with the loss of my income and meant I could more easily stay home with the baby for a bit longer.

I don’t think there are many people on Centrelink long term who want to be. I’m glad it’s there to support people. By far and away the biggest receivers of Centrelink support are aged pensioners, not so-called dole bludgers.

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2 months ago
4kids 2 are twins

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3 months ago
I get carers payment and carers allowance for seriously ill family member, including FTB it’s about $1200 a fortnight

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4 months ago
Before I started working I was getting $550 for two toddlers fortnightly

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4 months ago
I was on Austudy and got 388 fn because my partner earns 1800 before tax.. tax also enighlates that to undera grand and though nothing has changed he still earns the same, they re evaluated it and now I. Am not entitled to a payment 🤣 and I owe 1700? Don’t. Even know how I ended up here I got one kid I don’t. Get to see 😂 fukk

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2 years ago
Im currently on maternity leave so depends if you count that. I don't get any FTB or anything

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2 years ago
$760 fortnight
Get a job that’s my weekly income

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2 years ago
^Fuck off. No one really cares

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2 years ago
No one should be relying on centrelink. its thete gor if you hit on hard times etc, its not ann entitlement its a safety net!

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2 years ago
Boohoo piss off moron. Its nice to get something back for the truckloads of income tax and gst we pay. Go away.

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2 years ago
What a simpleton response. If you earned enough to actually pay a solid amount of income tax then you wouldn't even be bothered - or eligible - for said payments. "Get something back" Truckload of tax WE pay"
Ha. wanker.

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2 years ago
^fk off. Don't hate the player.

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2 years ago
Simpleton? Get a life.

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2 years ago
Exactly! Yes we earn good money. We paid $107k in tax this financial year. We get NOTHING from the government. Forced to pay medicare levy and medicare surcharge and if we don't also pay for private health we get hit even harder! Hubby gets charged extra tax on his super because his income is over the threshold. So we well and truely pay our way and get nothing at tax time! You should not rely on centrlink and other people working their arses off and making huge sacrifices so you can get a nice lump sum at tax time and free everything!

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2 years ago
You’re speaking from a very resentful position it sounds. I think you should get support too and that sucks. I also hate it how I have to cancel work when I have a sick child and I lose big time when I do. These sort of sacrifices are real and one day when you are older the younger gen will be very responsible for us, be careful in making sure that they are supported

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2 years ago
Guess what misery guts???
Wee don't rely on it! But it's very nice to pop it into savings 😁 that really hurts you doesnt it?? Sucker.

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2 years ago
But you don't need government assistance when you earn that much money. We earn around $130k and don't get any assistance, I don't care because I don't need it. I also don't care that some of the tax I pay goes towards helping those on lower incomes or those that aren't working. Yes even the dead beats. If the dead beats weren't getting any money they'd be doing far worse things to get by which would be causing all kinds of social issues.
And just so you know, your taxes cover A LOT of other stuff. Its doesn't just go to centrelink

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2 years ago
^ This. It's lovely to read a perfect response x

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2 years ago
$0 Unfortunately we miss out as we are one income family but my husband just is over the threshold by a few $

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2 years ago
We don't get it either!

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2 years ago
How many houses do you have?

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2 years ago
^what does that have to do with anything?

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2 years ago
Assets

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2 years ago
Same, we literally just miss out on assistance and it honestly feels like such a slap in the face. I'm just about to start back at work and we are so used to living tough on one income now that my whole wage will be surplus money. My wage isn't huge at only $900 a week but I am incredibly excited to live a little again!!! Hahah

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2 years ago
Lol $900 a week...yeah that's peanuts 🙄

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2 years ago
well her DH must make over 150K for them to get nothing so it doesnt sound like living tough. But then she didnt say how many kids.

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2 years ago
We get zilch too, but pay a crap load of tax to those who do get centrelink!

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2 years ago
^no jerk. Only a tiny percentage goes to centrelink.
Tax provides: doctors nurses hospitals police officers teachers roads public transport street lights cancer research higher education facilities...
Shall I go on?
Now please, get off your high horse and sit the fk down.

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2 years ago
The ftb cut off is only $80k

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2 years ago
^no it's not. FTB part B cut off is $100k (you either get it or you don't). Part A varies depending how many kids you have, but gets reduced the more you earn.
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/family-tax-benefit/how-much-you-can-get/income-test-ftb-part

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2 years ago
$120 FTB fortnight. I'm a SAHM, 1 and 4 year old, husband works.

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2 years ago
I'll just add that I'm only claiming part of the FTB and will get the rest next tax time.

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2 years ago
So clearly you dont need it if you can get by all year without it. Shits me paying tax to people who dont actually need it but think its an entitlement!

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2 years ago
^oh go away. She never said she's entitled but hey if the social security system is going to provide then why not take it. We claim at the end of the year too. Why not? Dont be jealous, it makes you ugly.

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2 years ago
Damn right I'm going to claim it since I'm allowed to. My husband works and pays tax, I worked for 10 years before becoming a SAHM and paid tax. Once the kids are in school I'll be returning to work and paying tax.

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2 years ago
Just because she claims it at the end of year doesn't mean she doesn't need it. That money might be put away for rego, house insurance etc. Don't be so bitter

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2 years ago
$660 of ftb a+b and rent assistance. I also work full time.

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2 years ago
$0 4 kids (5-11years)

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2 years ago
Threads like this just bring out the best in people don’t they 😂

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2 years ago
Just CCS

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2 years ago
I am an unemployed single parent of 4 kids. I get $208 per fortnight FTB.
Centrelink suck!!

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2 years ago
Xx

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2 years ago
Oh goodness. Do you have another income source?

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2 years ago
That can't be right. I have 4 kids, I'm a SAHM and my husband works and I still get over $700 of FTB

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2 years ago
^every family is different. I'm a (new commenter) mum of four too and don't receive as much as you do. My husband works. I get $400/fortnight from centrelink. Every family has different situations.

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2 years ago
😂😂😂

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2 years ago
You mean fortnight

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2 years ago
she said she 208 ftb, so theres probably also newstart or parenting payment in there. Maybe she doesnt have the kids full time?

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2 years ago
4 kids. We get nothing

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2 years ago
New Start - $610
FTB - $150

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2 years ago
How do you survive?

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2 years ago
What is new start?

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2 years ago
When your youngest turn 8 you have to go on new start. You have to go to meetings every 2 weeks to a job search provider and apply for 20 jobs a month to stay compliant.

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2 years ago
$700 single parent pension
$400 family tax benefit
That's for a fortnight and I get a whopping $16 a fortnight child support. I honestly wish I could have seen how much of a dead beat he was before I had kids with him. I can start my youngest in preschool next year and I honestly can't wait to be able to get a job and hopefully have a little bit more income

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2 years ago
Good luck Xx

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2 years ago
Thanks. I filled out her enrolment form and handed it back today, I'm just a bit excited lol

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2 years ago
I receive FTB A & B at about $397 per fortnight. I'm a SAHM of 4, and my husband works casual for a company with very little idea of how to manage their time (for example, one week they might be flat out busy, the next they start laying people off because there's no work - because they whipped them to finish the job early the week before). So, our income is a little uncertain.

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2 years ago
Nothing.

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2 years ago
Nothing

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2 years ago
I get carer’s allowance for my son, it is 126 per fortnight.