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Benefits during Briding Visa

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:16 PM
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Benefits during Briding Visa

Hey @ all,

my partner is australian and I will have my briding visa soon, my baby will be born when Im still on the briding visa.
Can we get for example the baby bonus?
Im not sure because my husband is australian but Im not, Im just on the briding visa. All the internet sites are very unclear in this term :-(

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:19 AM
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Yes you can get the baby bonus and family assistance payments if your combined income is not higher than the threshold. I did some research into this and Centrelink advised me that as long as the Aussie citizen/PR claims for it, it's fine.

Eg. he is the father, he claims the baby bonus and the family assistance payments, not you. On a bridging or temporary visa (such as 820) you personally aren't able to claim but your partner can.

You are however able to register with Medicare if you have submitted your partner visa application and are waiting for a decision. Take your application acknowledgement letter and ID to a Medicare office and you can sign up. That means you can have your baby in a public hospital at no cost. Of course if you choose to go private then you'll need health insurance or you'll be largely out of pocket.

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:47 AM
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I am.on 820 had a baby in april and i am.getting paid parental leave. Am not sure abt bridging visa thou. And if your husband is eligible he can also claim the partner paid parental for 2 weeks.

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:50 AM
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Thank you :-)
I did know that I can apply for medicare, which I will do. Had the same opinion like you with the benefits. Just want to make sure, because we really need a bit help after all this visa things and the move from staff accommodation into our rental and our wedding...

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:52 AM
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yes my partner will claim the parental leave. I saw that this is possible, which is amazing :-)

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