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Old 09-21-2018, 05:43 PM
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Can my spouse apply for unemployment benefit after completing 2 years period post PR? I am full time employee but my spouse is unemployed and we have one baby?

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If you are in full time employment, you probably earn too much for your wife to be able to get any unemployment benefits. Your best source of information will be CentreLink.

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Can my spouse apply for unemployment benefit after completing 2 years period post PR? I am full time employee but my spouse is unemployed and we have one baby?
Unemployment Benefit is called Newstart Allowance in Australia.

You can apply, but any payment will depend on your income.
As an example, where the partner earns $800 per week the unemployed partner, who must be actively looking for work, might get about $60 per week in benefits.

At $900 per week, the unemployed partner might get about $6 per week in benefits.

You can check your estimate at:
The current maximum Newstart payment is $496.70 per fortnight, for one partner in a couple, but is reduced by any other family income.
You canít get Newstart Allowance if you have income or assets over a certain amount.

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Are you getting your Family Tax Benefit part A & B and possible Rent Assistance?

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