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    Claiming Centrelink Pension

    Think she is just looking at all eventualities really hopefully the house will sell quickly anyway and eliminate her concerns - I think we all know English house sales can be very slow ( I do lol )
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    Claiming Centrelink Pension

    Thanks Marissa that's appreciated I know I had read it 'somewhere" but could not find it again lol I think shes just worried the house does not sell for ages and she might have to go sort something out ie rent it
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    UK house rented while living in Oz

    What Centrelink benefit are you claiming have you looked on their website to see how much you are allowed to earn before you start loosing $ off the benefit ? My Grandaughter works seasonally and claim benefit during the times she is off work -then when she goes back to work its usually intermittent so she stays on benefit but informs them 2 weekly of what hours she has worked and how much she has earned Then Centrelink gives her a part payment until such time as she is working full time again What I am saying is you never know but what you are getting in rent for the UK house if you declare it you might still get part Centrelink
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    Claiming Centrelink Pension

    Am asking for a friend who is planning to move back to Oz permanently -she is an Australian citizen and I think she would be eligible to claim a Centrelink pension I know she has to be in Oz to claim the pension but trying to establish once she claims is there a time limit before she can travel back overseas and is there a time limit on how long she can stay overseas ? She is a tad concerned that her house in the UK does not sell quickly and she might have to go to and fro in the interim I have tried to look on the Centrelink site but cant seem to find specifics ? Any help would be appreciated
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    Taking my dog to Australia

    That's great news bet you shed tears I did We could see Ralphy in his crate being ferried into the pick up point The guy sang out I have got Ralphy ( pronounced it wrong lol ) I said its Rarfy and boy did that set him off barking hello
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    English bulldog

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    Pet Quarantine

    I must admit when Ralphy our Pei came out of quarantine he had lost weight and his coat was daggy - I put it down to him maybe being stressed but having read your remarks I am thinking bad nutrition was the cause
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    UK State Pension

    Hard call really but I know IF you go back to the UK and don't get a full Centrelink pension the UK will give you credits for work done in Oz but not sure if that was only up until 2001 when the reciprocal agreement ended We get full Centrelink pensions and part UK around 100 GBP a week as we emigrated in 1982 and we don't loose a lot from the Centrelink pension The criteria for keeping full Centrelink pensions in the UK is 35 years working life in Oz between the age of 16 and retirement
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    Pickfords Pet transport

    We used Golden Arrow and they were brilliant - we had left our boy with them in the UK and were on the way to Oz when our vet rang me to say they had lost a blood test - we had done the vet work etc Frantic emails to GA saw them do new tests courier them off to Weybridge ( think thats right ) and get our boy on his scheduled flight I would have been panic stricken if GA had not sorted it so well We have a Shar Pei by the way known for anxiety etc but he was fine
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    Dog stress

    We used Golden Arrow and could not fault them -our vet lost a last minute blood test but GA pulled out all the stops and got it sorted in ashort deadline -phew
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    Dog stress

    Our Shar Pei travelled well 2 years ago and they are noted for being anxious Just make sure you get a company to move him that has the experience to do things in case of hitches
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    London to Perth direct dog flight

    I agree a short flight probably wont phaze your dog at all Our Shar Pei a breed notorious for anxiety etc was fine -stopover in Dubai then on to Melbourne Flown to Adelaide once through quarantine It was me who was the wreck
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    Most furniture is treated so would not get fumigated But we had a Santa with a wooden wand and we were told destroy which was free or fumigate about $80 Santa was only worth 5 quid It was the cost of steam cleaning our car blew us away but had to be done or no car
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    Taking Neo Mastiff back to Wales

    We shipped our Shar Pei classed as a brachyleptic breed and he was fine but could not be shipped between I think it was May -August because of the heat in Dubai ( the stop off point ) Pei are also quite anxious -in the end it was me that was anxious our boy was fine
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    Moving dogs to Australia - help

    You need to follow the Australian guidelines step by step otherwise your dog wont get there ! Your vet is so wrong in what he says Is he a UK government authorised vet if not then anything you have done so far is invalid again you need that little rubber stamp on the documents We had documented proof of everything from microchip desexing etc plus the lab report from the rabies titre test to see if it has taken My advice would be contact a reputable pet shipping company and get some sound advice I tried very hard to follow the rules step by step only to have my vet stuff up and loose our boys final blood test ! Talk about panic we had left the UK he was at the shipping company Golden Arrow who luckily pulled out all the stops got his bloods redone and couriered to the lab so he made his flight Our boy is a Shar Pei and i was worried over him travelling but he did it fine