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Disability Pension and Sponsoring a Thai wife ( do I lose my pension?)

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Old 05-14-2015, 12:14 PM
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Disability Pension and Sponsoring a Thai wife ( do I lose my pension?)

I am on a partial DSP in victoria and work part time, I am just about to get married in Thailand and then apply for Partner Visa 309 but worried about losing my pension if I sponsor .....Anyone ???????

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:31 PM
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Before you apply for 309, see whether you ticked all the boxes for a visa grant. Otherwise, you are throwing away a fortune. PMV 300 maybe a better option.

Centrelink is the best place to find out whether you would lose your pension.

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Old 05-14-2015, 11:39 PM
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Thank you, I might need to talk to an immigration lawyer, You think ?

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Old 05-15-2015, 12:45 AM
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You need to talk to Centrelink not an immigration lawyer/agent as they specialise in immigration not Centrelink.

Once married you need to declare it to Centrelink however you may be able to get single rate payments under section 24 (this is for people where the partners are not in the country or eligible for Centrelink).

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Old 05-15-2015, 02:51 AM
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Hello Crossy, I just replied on another thread about this.

I'm in the same position, I work 10 hours a week and receive the DSP as well (or part of it anyway). My husband is Welsh and applied for a 300 visa (prospective marriage visa) from London in March 2013 (he's Welsh), it was granted 8 months and 3 days later and we married last May during the 9 month time limit. In June last year we applied for the 801/820. He's on his 820 now and we are just waiting for his permanent residency.

Centrelink are not good at giving out information on the section 24 and you will need to ask for it. They may also try and make you apply for a special benefit which you are probably not entitled to and it is just a waste of time.

I'm not too sure about Victoria but if you need information, there are free immigration services around and the ones we spoke to in Sydney were absolutely brilliant. But otherwise, you can ask on here and someone will know because basically we've all been through it.


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Old 05-18-2015, 01:25 AM
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Oh, I replied to another thread similar to this.

Basically partner rate is -200$ unless you qualify for section 24. From further research section 24 is hard to get. I will be re filling in 2 weeks.

So just a ball park figure subtract 200 from your DPS. On the plus side, I did notice a supplement of around 50$ and 10$ after I partnered up. I am not sure what the 50$ supplement was for but the 10$ one was for the partner. This might be for our situation.

I came from a work and holiday visa and when I arrived we filed for partners at centrelink. I am not married but have a civil partnership which was done 8 months after I noticed centrelink.

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