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#1 tinkster23

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I'm trying to avoid posting a 'gimme my money' type thread, but news.com.au are reporting it's $410 for primary kids, paid from January 9. I thought it was $410 for the whole year, and that the amount paid in January would therefore be half of that??
Anyone know?
Also, i remember seeing the lower age limit here before but can't find it now, anyone know what that is?

#2 gina70

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

Here are the amounts:  http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/s...choolkids-bonus



#3 beaglebaby

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Pretty sure you are right - half was paid to those getting FTB A last year and this is the other half.  To get this one the child must be starting school, must have had the 4yo check and you need to tell them.  That's my understanding but I'm no expert - I just looked far enough to find out that we miss out.

#4 sammy80

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

News.com is reporting it wrong
You get the $410 in total over the year in 2 instalments
The January payment for primary aged children is $205 per child

#5 skae

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

It seems the lower age limit is year one "Children in preschool are not eligible."

#6 FiveAus

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (beaglebaby @ 30/12/2012, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure you are right - half was paid to those getting FTB A last year and this is the other half.  To get this one the child must be starting school, must have had the 4yo check and you need to tell them.  That's my understanding but I'm no expert - I just looked far enough to find out that we miss out.



The 4yo check has nothing to do with the schoolkids bonus, It's only required to be reported by those receiving an income support payment (parenting payment, newstart, DSP etc), if it's not done or reported, the FTB A supplement at the end of that financial year is withheld until the check has been done.

#7 Sif

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

A full payment was made last June. The January payment is the first half of this year's payment with the other half arriving in July (it doesn't seem to follow the financial year).



#8 Splodge83

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

So my 4y/o in kindy (wa) won't be eligible?

#9 Bam1

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (Splodge83 @ 30/12/2012, 12:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So my 4y/o in kindy (wa) won't be eligible?


You have to be in school and turning 5 before 31 July, I didn't get it last year even though I had a daughter in primary school (she turned 5 after 31 July).

#10 gina70

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

This info is on my online account withCentrelink:


State/Territory Recognised Primary Level      Not recognised as Primary level
New South Wales Kindergarten Years 1-6      Preschool
Victoria Preparatory Years 1-6                      Kindergarten
Queensland Preparatory Years 1-7               Kindergarten/Preschool
South Australia Reception Years 1-7             Kindergarten
Western Australia Pre-primary Years 1-7       Kindergarten
Tasmania Preparatory Years 1-6                   Kindergarten
Northern Territory Transition Years 1-6         Preschool
Australian Capital Territory Kindergarten Years 1-6    Preschool

eta:  sorry it is so messy.  So for example in WA you get the SKB if your child is in pre-primary - 7, but not in kindy.  (This is just the primary school table)

Edited by gina70, 30 December 2012 - 12:32 PM.


#11 ChunkyChook

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

So if you had a child in Prep this year you should have been paid $410 in June??

Edited by ChunkyChook, 30 December 2012 - 12:54 PM.


#12 Lees75

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (ChunkyChook @ 30/12/2012, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So if you had a child in Prep this year you should have been paid $410 in June??

Yes, if you were getting FTB Part A

#13 ChunkyChook

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

Did you have to apply for it? I would have noticed an extra $410 in my account. How odd. I could have sworn my EMA didn't turn up either.

I just has a look back through my centrelink 'Payments' on the site and it has just over $1,000 in FTB arrears near the end of July but that's it.

Edited by ChunkyChook, 30 December 2012 - 01:35 PM.


#14 Stronger

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

In WA you will get it for children from Pre-Primary as this is considered to be the first year of school for WA (as PP is now compulsory) but you will not receive the school kids bonus for children in Kindy in WA.



#15 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

Surely that would hinge on whether or not they are enrolled full time with the goal of full time attendance?  You should not be penalised because your child is not able to attend full time?

I'd fight that one if it were me.

#16 JustBeige

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (ChunkyChook @ 30/12/2012, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you have to apply for it? I would have noticed an extra $410 in my account. How odd. I could have sworn my EMA didn't turn up either.

I just has a look back through my centrelink 'Payments' on the site and it has just over $1,000 in FTB arrears near the end of July but that's it.

You do need to go and update your Centrelink records to receive it and if you are getting a lumpsum FTA then I think its paid differently.


here is the link to the other thread with the other links to update your details original.gif

http://www.essentialkids.com.au/forums/ind...p;hl=centrelink

Edited by JustBeige, 30 December 2012 - 03:07 PM.


#17 Mumma_G

Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

I had a son in Prep and I didnt get it and when I called was told I was not eligible despite receivin FTB A & B for that financial year and DS being enrolled fulltime, which was the criteria at the time. Apparently it was because DS only just turnt 5 before June 30. I dont get the logic but i didnt get it and just couldnt be bothered arguing about it.



QUOTE (Lees75 @ 30/12/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, if you were getting FTB Part A


#18 ChunkyChook

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Update what part of my centrelink records? I'm confused. They know she is at school because when I goto the childcare tab it states that she before and after school care is through her school and her status is 'Attending school'
I will just ring them tomorrow.

#19 OurCompletedFamily

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

So does that mean that I would not be entitled to the SKB as I just stopped my FTB payments from this week, as I have also just changed jobs and don't want to end up with an overpayment as I'll be earning more than initially estimated?!

What a bugger - would have been handy for books and new school shoes sad.gif

#20 Expelliarmus

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

^ That's me as well. The payments stopped in September when DH salary increased. You have to be getting the fortnightly payments at the time it's processed/calculated (January 1 I think it is) though.

#21 tinkster23

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

I get mine at the end of the financial year but got the last payment.
I'm sure when it was the ETR I claimed for kindy for Hannah. Sucks I won't get it for jack but nevermind.

Thanks everyone!

#22 heather124

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

They have to be in their first year of full time school to receive it, unfortunately because the 1st year of school is called something different in each state it can get confusing

Last year they went by birthdates which led to issues were parents were being paid for children who hadn't started school yet just because they were legally old enough to start school.  I'm pretty sure from now on they are going by who they have been informed has actually started fulltime schooling instead of going by the birthdays.

#23 rebekah-mum

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

My son who is on DSP is showing the schoolkids bonus is going in his account on Friday his normal pay day I thought they said it starts next week

Edited by rebekah-mum, 02 January 2013 - 03:36 PM.


#24 bizikids

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Our skb is going in on the 9th with our normal FTB. I was on  the phone to centrelink on Monday and they told me the date and amount to be paid.

#25 tweedy08

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

I know there was a couple of people asking about year 12 students from last year. I rang today and found out that after the 7th January I have to call back and report to centrelink that my daughter finished year 12 last year and that I would like to apply for the school LEAVERS payment.

QUOTE
School Leaver Payment

A final installment of the Schoolkids Bonus, known as a School Leaver Payment, will be paid to the parent or student (whomever was receiving the education allowance previously) on completion of secondary school.

The payment is $410 and will be deposited into your usual account once you have notified the Department that you have completed school.

Please note: You must notify the Department that you have completed secondary school by 13 weeks from 1 January or 30 June (whichever is closest to your completion date) or the payment will be forfeited. For the January 2013 Schoolkids Bonus School Leaver Payment you must notify that you have completed Year 12 or equivalent by 2 April 2013.


This can not be done before the 7th January though.

Thought I would share with you all since this payment isn't automatic like the regular one and there is a cut off date to which you will no longer qualify.

Cath

ETA - my other payment will be in the bank on the 9th with my regular FTB.

Edited by tweedy08, 04 January 2013 - 07:48 AM.





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