Finding the whole process of benefits quite tricky; we never received any in England; however the cost of living in Oz means that we have looked into anything which we may be entitled to :) The one or two people that we have spoken to in the Centrelink offices have been lovely & friendly however because it's a system they are born into or at the very least know an awful lot about they talk to you like you should know what they're talking about.
My OH has accepted a job & will be earning $55K; we have an 8 month old baby. Is it possible to qualify for Family Tax Benefit Part A & B? Our daughter has had her immunisations as per the UK schedule & we also paid for her to have Hep B vaccines as we knew this was on the schedule here; so with the first chunk of her immunisations happening in the UK will we qualify for the Maternity Immunisation Allowance? In the leaflet we were given in talks about a Baby Bonus, which apparently applies regardless of whether or not your child was born in Australia so long as you are a Permanent Resident which we are?
I was told by the lady at Centrelink to simply log onto the website www.humanservices.gov.au & make a claim, but I would like to know as much as possible before I do that.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.