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#1 librablonde

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

My kid's school has started to change their school uniform to another version. While I don't care one way or the other about them changing the uniform, I almost shed a tear at the thought of paying for uniforms for 3 kids in 2013. And I can't buy secondhand uniforms as they're the new versions. Thank goodness for the Centrelink Schoolkids Bonus that is being paid in January (part-payment) which will enable us to get those new uniforms original.gif

Here's the Schoolkids Bonus info if anyone is interested:
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/our-responsibili...choolkids-bonus

#2 Bob-the-skull

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

oh i forgot about that!!!

Will be a handy $400 to start the new year... kids will probably need new bags/lunchboxes/shoes by then!

#3 JustBeige

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

I'm happy that is happening (for us).  DD is starting HS in 2013 and they have just brought in a strict uniform policy - which blows my budget - but I am happy about, as the other one just looked s*utty (seriously, hankies as skirts, buttons off blouses; random shoes that just had a smidge of black in them; hoodies)

So will be glad to see that now we need hats; clarks shoes (full leather ones); jackets etc.

#4 JustBeige

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

I just noticed this bit on that website link:


QUOTE
Important news!
To receive the correct  Schoolkids Bonus payment in January 2013, Centrelink customers must check and update their details by 31 December 2012 if:

•you are or your child is starting primary school or secondary school in 2013
•your child’s care arrangements or any other details have changed
•you are or your child is finishing secondary study in 2012.
You can update your details through Centrelink Online ServicesLink to external website.

If none of the above applies to you, but you or your children are in primary or secondary school and you are eligible for Schoolkids Bonus, it will be paid to you automatically without the need to contact Centrelink.



so it looks like you need to check/update your info.  I found the link under the Family Assistance Tab (on the left hand side of the Clink home page once you log in.)

#5 ChunkyChook

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Is this the one that is replacing the tax thingy?



#6 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'd advise everyone to jump online and make sure Centrelink has your correct details. I recently found out that they had my child as still being in primary school next year when they are actually starting secondary school.

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (ChunkyChook @ 29/11/2012, 08:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this the one that is replacing the tax thingy?


Yep. First payments were made from centrelink in June this year instead of your 2012 tax return.

#8 Excentrique Feral

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

I received a letter in the mail asking me to clarify my details. It had my son listed as not being at school yet when he starts next year. So I jumped online and updated that and now we are all set!

I'm really happy to see this come in, really helps with the struggle to buy a new uniform for DS, 2x book lists, new lunchboxes, bags, etc etc.

#9 missjoads1234

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE
Will be a handy $400 to start the new year... kids will probably need new bags/lunchboxes/shoes by then!


Just to clarify - the payments are divided into 2 parts, one in jan and the other in july. You will get $200 at the start of the year. Unless you're kids at in high school than its $400 in jan.



#10 Bob-the-skull

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (missjoads1234 @ 29/11/2012, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to clarify - the payments are divided into 2 parts, one in jan and the other in july. You will get $200 at the start of the year. Unless you're kids at in high school than its $400 in jan.


sorry $400 because i have 2 school aged kids... $205 per primary aged child.

#11 missjoads1234

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

Ahh makes perfect sense now  biggrin.gif

#12 mum2cj

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

Hi just wonder if anyone knows what happens if you claim Ftb as a lump sum. Is this then assessed at this stage.  Info on gov website does not cover this.  Thanks (thought someone might know instead of calling)

#13 Heather11

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (librablonde @ 29/11/2012, 07:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My kid's school has started to change their school uniform to another version. While I don't care one way or the other about them changing the uniform, I almost shed a tear at the thought of paying for uniforms for 3 kids in 2013. And I can't buy secondhand uniforms as they're the new versions. Thank goodness for the Centrelink Schoolkids Bonus that is being paid in January (part-payment) which will enable us to get those new uniforms original.gif

Here's the Schoolkids Bonus info if anyone is interested:
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/our-responsibili...choolkids-bonus



Does the school have a transition period to switch over to the new uniform?  Our school officially changes beginning of next year but the transition started last term of 2010.  Any new purchases had to be the 'new style' but you could continue to wear the old style.

This allowed those in upper primary to finish their schooling without have to purchase a new uniform because there may have been the possibility they had just purchased a new 'old style' one.


#14 JKTMum

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE
Hi just wonder if anyone knows what happens if you claim Ftb as a lump sum. Is this then assessed at this stage. Info on gov website does not cover this. Thanks (thought someone might know instead of calling)


Pretty sure you will get it after they assess you as qualified for the lump sum once you have done your tax. I know several years ago we did it as a lump sum and didnt get all those stimulus package bonuses until after we had done the tax the following financial year. Was a nice little amount when it did all come in at once though. original.gif

#15 rjflc69

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (Nanaimo Girl @ 29/11/2012, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd advise everyone to jump online and make sure Centrelink has your correct details. I recently found out that they had my child as still being in primary school next year when they are actually starting secondary school.


Yep me too  original.gif

Fiona

#16 Party of 5

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

Have they said what date in January?

#17 Alieah

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Just wondering how you update online? When I log on to update the schooling details and I put the start date next year it says you can not put a later date. Technically my DD has not started school yet.

#18 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Party of 5 @ 26/12/2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have they said what date in January?



good question - does anybody know when??

#19 Mummy.3

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (Exhaustedbuthappy @ 26/12/2012, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
good question - does anybody know when??


From the 9th til the 23rd of January.


#20 beaglebaby

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

I suppose I should be grateful DH got a payrise - but it just pushed us over the FTB limit for these payments, they would have been handy.

#21 bizikids

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Do these payments go in with your regular FTB payments or just on random dates? My next FTB payment is on the 9th of Jan.

Also, Will I recieve the payment for my DD turning 4 next yr? I am pretty sure I recieved it for my 4 yo DS last year.

#22 katbalou

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

They usually go in with your normal payments.  You only get the payment for schoolkids.  So you are not eligible for a child that turns 4 next year, because they aren't at school.

#23 ani1

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE
Also, Will I recieve the payment for my DD turning 4 next yr? I am pretty sure I recieved it for my 4 yo DS last year.


It does not go by age, it goes by school status.

#24 mumto3princesses

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE (Heather11 @ 29/11/2012, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does the school have a transition period to switch over to the new uniform?  Our school officially changes beginning of next year but the transition started last term of 2010.  Any new purchases had to be the 'new style' but you could continue to wear the old style.

This allowed those in upper primary to finish their schooling without have to purchase a new uniform because there may have been the possibility they had just purchased a new 'old style' one.


This.

Our both our primary school had a transition period. All old stuff could be still worn by the child already there or siblings for almost 3 years at our primary school. No 2nd hand stuff was sold in the old style as soon as the change was made. Had to be in new versions by 3 years from the new uniform date. Same dates for the High school for children already there only All new year 7's had to wear the new uniform right from the start, no 2nd hand even for siblings.

#25 Party of 5

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (Mummy.3 @ 26/12/2012, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From the 9th til the 23rd of January.


Thank you original.gif




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