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Alan Collett

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  1. Alan Collett

    Financial advice please

    Thanks Matt, I think you may need to have more than a certain number of posts to be able to send a PM. My email address is in my signature block - maybe try that? Best regards.
  2. Alan Collett

    Pension earned in Oz back to UK

    https://www.ato.gov.au/Super/Self-managed-super-funds/Paying-benefits/Conditions-of-release/ You will need a condition of release to access your Australian superannuation monies. Best regards.
  3. I must be mindful of professional ethics here. If you have an agent acting for you I can only be generic in my comments. Best regards.
  4. Hi Kath. I think you might have a migration agent acting for you already? Best regards.
  5. Edit: my comment assumes that the visa held when applying for the onshore parent visa does not have work rights. Best regards.
  6. Yes, Bridging Visa As are usually granted within a couple of business days of an onshore parent visa application being lodged. As I said though, the granting of a BV doesn't mean you can work straightaway. You have to wait until the BV is in effect. Best regards.
  7. Only once the BV is "in effect" - which almost certainly won't be the same day as when it is granted. Best regards.
  8. No, aged is presently 65.5 years old. https://www.dss.gov.au/seniors/benefits-payments/age-pension Only the main applicant has to be "aged". Best regards.
  9. I would caution against relying on the website of another country for the position in Australia. While we are discussing a Reciprocal Agreement it is open to each country to interpret matters as they see fit. Best regards.
  10. This is what I was advised by the Department of Human Services last year: When you have submitted an application for a Parent visa (subclass 103 or 804) with Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) you are only eligible to enrol in Medicare if you were residing in a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) country immediately before arriving in Australia. The Australian Government has signed Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. These agreements entitle eligible visitors to Australia access to limited subsidised health services for medically necessary treatment. Reciprocal Health Care Agreements are not designed to replace private travel health insurance for overseas travel. The following services are generally covered under RHCA: · > Medicare benefits for medically necessary out-of-hospital treatment (except for New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland) · > Medically necessary treatment as a public patient in a public hospital including pregnancy related services. Person seeking treatment must provide individual hospitals with a valid RHCA Medicare card or visitors from the Republic of Ireland or New Zealand must provide their passport or documents to confirm residency with that country · > Medicines available on prescription which are subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Medically necessary treatment relates to a medical condition that need immediate attention This means any ill health or injury which occurs while you’re in Australia and requires treatment before you return home. The period of entitlement depend on the country a person has travelled from, the UK is generally for the period of an individual’s stay as indicated on their visa.
  11. Medical treatment is covered by the RHCA if you are from the UK. Yes, the s/c 602 is a temporary residency visa. The point I am trying to make is that being refused a visa under subclass 864 (or 804) on health grounds doesn't necessarily mean the parent has to depart Australia. Best regards.
  12. Alan Collett

    Financial advice please

    Not if you are not a tax resident of the UK: Australian source income wouldn't be included on the UK tax return of a non-UK resident person. Best regards.
  13. Alan Collett

    Financial advice please

    Hi Matt. The Residence supplement to your UK tax return should be the means by which you advise HMRC of your cessation of residency. You are enrolled in the Non Resident Landlord scheme in the UK? You are welcome to ping a PM to me to discuss off forum. Best regards.
  14. Alan Collett

    Pension exchange rates

    Possibly. If you made the contributions personally I anticipate a UPP is available. This should be contrasted with a salary sacrificed arrangement - though I'm not certain the ATO sees the two scanarios differently. Best regards.
  15. Yes, you would have to withdraw the 143 application to lodge an 864. Processing timeline expectations for 864s should now be the same as for 143s. It wasn't so a year + ago, when the expectation for 864 application processing was a year to 18 months - but the Department with its usual lack of transparency has apparently decided to equalise processing times for 143s and 864s. So I was informed by the PVC in January this year: Within the straight 864 and 143 cohort is has been noted that the 143s are significantly behind the 864s and it is intended to bring the two processing times closer together over the next few years. IMHO it does the Department no credit to be so opaque in not communicating processing expectations with stakeholders, but that affliction seems to be prevalent across many areas of Government these days. I hasten to add that this is not a political statement, as I anticipate matters would not improve under a different administration. Feel able to also telephone me to discuss. Best regards.