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#51 FeralZombieMum

Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

View PostBandwagon, on 09 February 2017 - 11:07 AM, said:

Sorry, I don't know how to quote on my phone.  

We were both working until Jan, I haven't changed our estimate or let them know I've stopped working as I wasn't sure what to change the estimate to and I figured I'd have a new job by now.  So two incomes at the same estimate as far as they know.  

My partner hasn't done his tax return yet, I wonder if that's an issue.

Not doing a tax return for the last financial year won't affect it.

So you've earnt an income for the first half of the financial year? And you haven't notified centrelink that this income estimate has dropped? That might be your problem - your estimate for FTB B purposes might be over the limit.

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If you are the secondary earner and your partner earns $100,000 or less, you can still get some FTB Part B if your income is below:
  • $27,886 a year, if your youngest child is younger than 5 years of age, or
  • $21,663 a year, if your youngest child is 5 to 18 years of age
https://www.humanser...-benefit-part-b

#52 Fresh Start

Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

^^^ that doesn't make sense given she was getting FTB before Jan. Kid is 6 so rare changes occurred ages ago.

If your explanation was why then payments should've stopped when kid turned 5.

#53 Queen*of*the*Harpies

Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I started another thread about ftb supps being axed, didn't see this one, so I'll forget the other one and just post here now.

My work sees me in contact with families of school-aged children, many struggling. The financial stress of starting the school year without the safety net of skb has been crippling for many. I'm still getting over the fact that the schoolkids bonus has actually really, truly been cut for these families. Now ftb supps? Way to stick the boot in Malcolm. Kick 'em while they're down with the skb scrapping, then come back for another go with ftb supps. Really, what is this country coming to? The gap just keeps widening.

Edited by Queen*of*the*Harpies, 10 February 2017 - 11:56 AM.


#54 JJ

Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

Slightly off the topic of FTB, does anyone know what is happening with PES (pensioner education supplement)? I found something about it buried in the bill they're trying to pass, but I don't actually understand parliament speak, so I have no idea if it's still going to be axed or not if these changes are passed or what they are trying to do with it.

Edited by JJ, 10 February 2017 - 12:19 PM.


#55 Puzzles

Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

So with the changes..those who receive FTB will be worse off with cuts to supps.
Middle income will be better off as don't receive FTB but do get the CCB/CCR and the 7.5k cap will be lifted.
If you're over the income of $185k it'll only be lifted to 10k

I think this sums it up

#56 Fresh Start

Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

View PostPuzzles, on 11 February 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:

So with the changes..those who receive FTB will be worse off with cuts to supps.
Middle income will be better off as don't receive FTB but do get the CCB/CCR and the 7.5k cap will be lifted.
If you're over the income of $185k it'll only be lifted to 10k

I think this sums it up

What a surprise with this government, the people who can least afford it will pay so that wealthier people than themselves get more.




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