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Old 08-23-2018, 07:28 PM
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Hi, hope all are fine here. I am Dani. Me and my wife with 2 little kids arrived here on 28 of july 2018 on permanant resident visa (subclass189). Now my question is can we claim for centerlink payments, if yes then how many type of payments we can claim at that stage.

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Hi, hope all are fine here. I am Dani. Me and my wife with 2 little kids arrived here on 28 of july 2018 on permanant resident visa (subclass189). Now my question is can we claim for centerlink payments, if yes then how many type of payments we can claim at that stage.

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Old Rules:
New residents have to wait 104 weeks (2 Years) before they can get most of the Centrelink payments.

HOWEVER:

New Rules:
In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that the Newly Arrived Residentís Waiting Period (NARWP) will be further extended. Pending the passage of legislation, the NARWP will be extended to four years for a number of welfare payments, including Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance, Family Tax Benefit and the Paid Parental Leave Scheme.

This measure was announced to commence from 1 July 2018. However, it did not commence on this date as the legislation has not yet passed the Parliament. This measure remains current Government policy.

https://www.dss.gov.au/living-in-aus...erseas/updates

You need to ask at Centrelink to be certain of what is correct at the moment.

Do not bank on anything being available.


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