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Centrelink Payments to Families in Australia

Author: Disabled World

Published: 2009-03-10

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Australias Centrelink will start rolling out one-off payments to families from tomorrow as part of the Federal Government's $42 billion stimulus package.

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Australia's Social Security Department Centrelink will start rolling out one-off payments to families from tomorrow as part of the Federal Government's $42 billion stimulus package.

Australia's Social Security Department Centrelink will start rolling out one-off payments to families from tomorrow as part of the Federal Government's $42 billion stimulus package.

Single-income families will receive a $900 bonus if they are recipients of Family Tax Benefit part B.

Families receiving Tax Benefit A will get a $950 back-to-school bonus for each child aged between four and 18.

Recipients of the carer payment or disability support pension, aged less than 19 years old on February 3, 2009, will also receive $950.

Eligible drought-affected farmers will receive $950 hardship payments from March 24, the same time a $950 one-off training and learning bonus and education entry payment is paid to eligible students.

The one-off bonus of up to $900 for taxpayers, earning less than $100,000, will flow from April.

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