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#1 Mama8

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Hi all just wounding if you still get the school kid bonus if you are repaying a CL debit?
I'm currently repaying because of under estimating income.

#2 her mum

Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

You get anything that's left over after the debt is repaid.

#3 Fenrir

Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (Mama8 @ 21/01/2013, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all just wounding if you still get the school kid bonus if you are repaying a CL debit?
I'm currently repaying because of under estimating income.

I have a debt and got it all. I also got all my supplements for the EOFY reconciliation as well. My debt is repaid out of any Newstart I may get when I report fortnightly.



#4 Feral-Lausii

Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

No they won't take it for a debt. Do you have a payment plan in place? They have never taken my supps, ccb or SKB for my debt.

#5 libbylu

Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

I have a debt and got it all, however I have a payment plan for my debt where I pay a fortnightly amount which is automatically deducted from my family tax benefit.  I always get the full amount of any other payments that come through like child care rebates, bonuses etc.
Perhaps it might be different if you didn't have a payment plan.

#6 Funwith3

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Bit of a highjack, sorry OP...but do you have to apply for the school kids bonus or is it automatically deposited into your account?

#7 JRA

Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

i have to say, that sounds weird, you have a debt and they still pay  a bonus

#8 JustBeige

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 21/01/2013, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bit of a highjack, sorry OP...but do you have to apply for the school kids bonus or is it automatically deposited into your account?

You have to be eligible - getting FTA and have kids in school.

There is a couple of threads in Managing Money that give links for criteria etc

Edited by JustBeige, 21 January 2013 - 07:11 PM.


#9 Another one

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

If you have an FTB debt they might withhold it, as they will withhold supplements and top-ups at EOFY (whether you have a repayment plan or not).

If you have an Income Support Payment (PPS, NSA, DSP etc) debt they will not withhold your SKB or supps etc for the debt as the legislation for FTB and SKB doesn't allow that at this time.

Edited by Lil Chickens, 21 January 2013 - 07:17 PM.





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