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Just wondering......

 

Not that we are pinning our hopes on getting benefit when we land in Oz...

 

...but just looking on centrelink website, can anyone tell me:

 

When we arrive in QLD with our permanent resident 175 visas, would we be eligible for newstart benefit or would we be subject to the two year newly arrived residents waiting period?

 

We have no children and would be renting, but we would have a lump sum in the bank.

 

Just wondering out of a matter of interest, as I always thought you couldn't claim benefit for the 1st 2 years.

 

:huh:

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Guest Brickie
I always thought you couldn't claim benefit for the 1st 2 years.

 

:huh:

 

Im pretty sure thats how it works, plus if you get a benefit they take into consideration the money in the bank too.

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Pretty sure that you wont be eligible for any benefits - it certainly looks as if Newstart is one of the benefits under the 2 year rule.

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Guest jenny4nails

Yep...makes sense.

 

Thank you :o)

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Hi all,

 

I had the same exact question, just out of curiosity..

I see that most people here agree that benefits like Newstart won't be available within first 2 years, but where can I find the exact eligibility conditions?

On the Centrelink site, the eligibility conditions are described as follows:

 

You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you are:

 

  • aged 21 years or over, and
  • under Age Pension age, and
  • looking for paid work, and
  • prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet activity test requirements, and
  • not involved in industrial action.

 

So there is no mention about timing..

 

Could anyone point out what are the exact rules and where they can be found?

 

 

Thanks!

Eugene

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Hi Yes YOU CANNOT Claim anything for 2 YEARS YOU must have a perm ant resident Visa , if you have children you can claim family tax A and B depending on your income, everything here is income assessed, Yes the Aussie got it right ,YOU HAVE TO BE SELF SUPPORTED for the first 2 years in Oz.


LIFE IS FULL OF CHANGE ................. Well that just makes me appreciate my life a whole lot more.......... & moving to oz & giving my children a better start in life! ♥♥♥♥ living on the Gold Coast now and very happy

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Hi all,

 

I had the same exact question, just out of curiosity..

I see that most people here agree that benefits like Newstart won't be available within first 2 years, but where can I find the exact eligibility conditions?

On the Centrelink site, the eligibility conditions are described as follows:

 

You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you are:

 

  • aged 21 years or over, and

  • under Age Pension age, and

  • looking for paid work, and

  • prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet activity test requirements, and

  • not involved in industrial action.

So there is no mention about timing..

 

Could anyone point out what are the exact rules and where they can be found?

 

 

Thanks!

Eugene

 

 

 

Have a read of Page 2 of this factsheet...Form 994i - Settlement information for migrants to Australia

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/994i.pdf


It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins - Chinese proverb

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what about if i am a Australian citizen returning to Australia with a English husband and 2 children entitled to Australian citizenship through descent? am I able to receive job seekers until I can find work?

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