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About to have a baby, how much Centrelink funding do we get anyone know?

Answered 1 year ago

I'm married and don't work. Partner earns $40K per year.


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1 year ago
Ring them, but possibly a part payment of parenting payment partnered,then family tax benefit, $500 newborn supplement, are you on an income support payment now??

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1 year ago
Probably some ftb and not much else.

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1 year ago
On no I just che led and they are still paying people to have a baby in this country πŸ˜’

Newborn Upfront Payment
This is a lump sum payment of $570 per child. It's not taxable.
Newborn Supplement

This is an ongoing payment for up to 13 weeks. It’s not taxable.
The amount you get depends on how many children you have and your family's income.
For your first child, the maximum total amount you can receive is $1,709.89 for the 13 weeks. For subsequent children the maximum total amount is $570.57 for the 13 weeks.

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1 year ago
$500 over 13 weeks isn't much though.
There is no baby bonus anymore though. And if you're claiming paid parental leave you can't claim the newborn supplement anyway.

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1 year ago
When are you due, OP?

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1 year ago
Jan

ANSWER
1 year ago
You shouldn't rely on benefits. Have as many kids as you like and can support on your income, benefits can be stopped or changed at any time.

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1 year ago
This. Although in the current climate its highlight likely OP was pregnant before COVID upturned a lot of lives so it makes sense that they may be relying on this money. How about we all just stick to answering the question at quit the judgey holier than thou crap.

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1 year ago
To be fair, she never said she was relying on benefits to pay for her child. But if she is eligible, she is perfectly entitled to claim payments.

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1 year ago
With all due respect $40k is not much to support overheads of 1 adult let alone 2 adults and 1 child.

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1 year ago
Make a claim online ;-)

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1 year ago
Go to the centrelink estimator online. There are too many variables for anyone to tell you.