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#1 inspireme

Posted 23 May 2005 - 02:51 PM

Does anyone know if you can claim any family Centrelink Benefits whilst living overseas?  

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#2 Waratah

Posted 23 May 2005 - 04:04 PM

I use to work for Centrelink so might be able to answer. Under certain circumstances you might be able to receive payment overseas.  This would be situations like being on holidays, working overseas for a short period of time.  I think if I can remember it was 2 years for the period you can receive it overseas.  It may of changed I left in 2002 so my memory is sketchy.  If you are not considered a resident of Australia then you would not be eligible.  I cancelled my payments when I left Australia to move to the UK and I am received Child Benefit here in the UK.  


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#3 ~*Amethyst*~

Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:08 PM

Try looking on www.centrelink.gov.au to find out what you may be entitled to.

Here is the contact information for International Services:-

How can I find out more information on Centrelink International Services?
View the Centrelink International Services factsheet in the We Speak Your Language section of the website.
Telephone: 13 1673 from within Australia or +61 3 6222 3455 if you are overseas.
Fax: (03) 6222 2799 from within Australia and +61 3 6222 2799 if you are overseas.
email: international.services@centrelink.gov.au
Mail: Centrelink International Services at GPO Box 273, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia

It really depends on whether you are on a temporary absence & intend on coming back to Australia & also how long you have been away for & if you have returned here for any length of time.

If it is just Family Tax Benefit you are looking at, go to the main page on www.centrelink.gov.au & do a search on Family Tax Benefit, then scroll down & you will see

Do I still get Family Tax Benefit Part A if I go Overseas?


Do I still get Family Tax Benefit Part B if I go Overseas?

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