14th Jun 2018

Will this Centrelink cut cost you?

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Will this Centrelink cut cost you?

Grandparents who care for their grandchildren will have some registered carers payments stripped from them on 2 July.

Plus, with Centrelink’s sweeping changes to Child Care payments effective also from that date, the way they are paid for looking after grandchildren will also change.

The assistance being axed for grandparents who are registered carers is called Child Care Benefits. From 2 July, the Additional Child Care Subsidy (Grandparent) will replace that payment.

To be eligible for a payment under this new scheme, you will need to complete a child care subsidy assessment with your Centrelink online account.



One criterium that grandparents must meet to qualify is that the grandchild they are caring for is 13 years or younger and not attending secondary school.

According to the Department of Human Services, the grandparent Child Care Benefit covers the full cost of approved care for up to 50 hours per child per week. It's paid directly to your child care service.

You may be able to get this benefit if you or your partner:

  • is the biological, adoptive or step grandparent of the child
  • has primary care of a grandchild – this means you're the person who is most responsible for meeting the child’s daily care needs, and
  • receives income support payments.

 

A spokesperson from the Department of Human Services told YourLifeChoices that affected individuals had been notified of the changes through the mail.

She said the changes were designed to streamline the way people caring for children were paid by Centrelink.

If you would like more information about your entitlements as a registered carer of a grandchild, call the department on Freecall™ 1800 245 965. There will be no charge for this call if you use your home phone.

Will you be affected by the way Centrelink pays grandparents to care for their grandchildren?


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14th Jun 2018
8:19am
Misleading article
Nothing is “axed”
It’s the same benefit but paid under a different name
A child care benefit is a childcare benefit whether paid to a parent or grandparent
Will stop the rorting as well
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
11:01am
Depends on whether or not the figures are changed... according to the criteria it would only be a very small number involved.

You have to wonder why any organisation would bother changing the name of a benefit unless there was something else in play at the same time... though I suppose it's make-work for a few of the overpaid and over-rated higher echelon people, who have to do something to earn their keep.
arbee
14th Jun 2018
12:46pm
Whats new about misleading articles on this site, it happens every day. Everything is skewed to a left wing way of thinking. I would bet that most of the "journalists" wring the articles are either a member of or are affiliated with left wing parties. At the very least they are strong supporters of them. Maybe the ABC funds this news letter.
P$cript
14th Jun 2018
4:12pm
Arbee, if you mean that presenting a factual article is being left wing and suggestions of the ABC involvement pretty much explains the the mess the countries in as the right is in control.
Knows-a-lot
14th Jun 2018
11:51am
Typical of this scumbag Lieberal government: hit those who need financial help, while giving tax-breaks to the rich and corporations.
arbee
14th Jun 2018
12:47pm
If you read the article and at least understood what it means then you may not be so critical, "Knows bugger all"
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
1:15pm
Now, now, children - no nasty comments or it's the safe room for you with a dunce cap and sitting in the corner and deprivation of sweets at lunch time - water and bread only.

It's the Trebor Principle of the Reverse Safe Room - the mongrels get to go there away from civilised human activity.
Kathleen
14th Jun 2018
3:08pm
If people are prepared to insult others on here they should identify themselves rather than hiding behind a false ID! Managers of this forum need to set some rules and if they are disobeyed then that person is removed from YLC forums. Respect is sadly lacking and some men are anything but gentlemen on here. I stopped commenting for a few years because of a lack of respect. Everyone needs to be respectful.
THE FORGOTTEN
14th Jun 2018
4:04pm
Kathleen,another female hypocrite.
Why have you singled out 'MEN' as being anything but GENTLEMEN. It seems you have forgotten that 'WOMEN' can be anything but "WOMEN' and are just as bad as men. In this new anti men PC society ALL men are being singled out as female haters, who psychologically and physically bash women.
Your comment lacks respect for men,and under your rules I expect you to provide your identity.
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
7:27pm
You are a VERY slow learner, heemie... get a life.
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
8:51pm
Doe any single person in the universe support your views, heemie?

I thought not... in fact - I KNOW not.

Now toddle off like a good little boy and behave correctly to your betters.... there's a good chap...

Your personal nonsense is very boring... get a life... slow learner.
Kathleen
14th Jun 2018
9:01pm
Dear Forgotten, the male reference was for the misogyny that is on here and very clearly stated. Gentlemen don’t do that!
Everyone needs to be respectful and everyone includes both genders.
I am Kathleen, that is my name!
It is sad that some choose to be nasty rather than offering an opinion
Heemskerk99...do not abbreviate my name, thank you!
Insults seem to be the order of the day now on here, sadly!
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
9:56pm
Yeeee-usssh - but a finely turned insult is far superior to a mere slagging....
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
12:18am
Sadly.......
heemskerk99
15th Jun 2018
6:23pm
tremor I can't see any comments in this column I supposed to have made to upset you or anybody, go and see a doctor might be an onset of losing it, if so don't worry not much to lose, by the way I hope you know what karma means
TREBOR
16th Jun 2018
8:34am
Did I mention your name, O Paranoid One? Your comments appear to have been edited.... I wonder why.....

Perhaps you simply forget what you wrote yesterday - go check the fridge, old boy, in case someone has emptied it in your absence.
TREBOR
16th Jun 2018
8:37am
Oh, dear - here's one of yours from the list below, heemie:-

“only two dunces in this column those going by the names of tremor and know nothing, both nitwits of the highest order”

That's not insulting or offensive.... course not .... it's just normal yob behaviour to not discuss the issue but to verbally attack other posters ... but your originals have been deleted.... careful or The Fat Controller might chop you entirely.
KSS
14th Jun 2018
1:54pm
Must be a slow news day. No-one is being 'stripped' of anything. A payment made on 1 July will still be paid on 2 July. Same man different hat!

Just fill in the form!
Rae
14th Jun 2018
3:08pm
What is with all the new form filling in? Do you reckon they really stuffed up the IT and lost all the info or something. Or do they just want to have people wasting their time. Seems like very poor sort of management.
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
7:29pm
Wouldn't be the first time, Rae.. had that argument years ago with the tax man and then with the Army records office.... once digitalised always forgotten.
Sundays
14th Jun 2018
2:25pm
Isn’t it great that Grandparents, on income support who are caring for grandchildren can get free childcare to help them
ancal
14th Jun 2018
5:03pm
Very poor comments on here about the changes. Just moving the payments to a different office but some of the comments are so disgusting the people should take a look at the results and understand before wasting their non-understanding comments of here
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
7:30pm
There you have it, people - in true frontier Australian vernacular.... explains it all...
eggles01
14th Jun 2018
5:10pm
it is all in the game the same as NO CENTRELINK for new arrivals,it really means they cannot claim newstart or pensions,but we will give them hardship payments (used to be SPECIAL BENEFIT) of the same rates until they are eligible to claim the pension etc,
Cowboy Jim
14th Jun 2018
7:07pm
And round and round we go - hopefully the new arrivals will all be non-white and claim extra benefits. At least their kids will be able to claim indigenous heritage, hahaha!
Kathleen
14th Jun 2018
9:03pm
Please Admin put up some rules of conduct on here as it is becoming unwelcoming for some as they have stopped commenting because of abuse.
eggles01
14th Jun 2018
9:23pm
Kathleen you seem to be doing a lot of whinging but offer no substance as to who you are whinging about,how about you start using the names of the commenters who you are whinging about,there is always another option and that is to stop logging into this website,get the idea,if you do not log into here you cannot read the comments that upset you,the other option is,you can put the kettle on,make yourself a good strong cup of tea,get a bickie,sit down and watch some good?wholesome tv on the abc.
TREBOR
14th Jun 2018
9:57pm
They're all here, eggles..... right on this page, plain as day.

A fair complaint is not 'whinging' - get with the program.
Triss
14th Jun 2018
10:40pm
Kathleen has a point and a point of view is a point of view not whinging. Possibly it would irritate some of the writers here if they couldn't spout a bit of nastiness but, like Kathleen said, if it stops others from commenting then the nastiness is out of order and needs to be stopped.
Anonymous
14th Jun 2018
10:44pm
Who are “they” Trebor ?
anyone who does not support the leftist nonesese
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
12:17am
No, Rafe - just the ones who swipe at others in a very nasty way. Before you come back at me - I merely told you children to behave yourselves.

The whole discussion would be better served without the rubbish that some seem to mistake for discussion - which is nothing more than personal abuse in reality.

It has nothing to do with 'leftist' or ;rightist' nonsense - and everything to do with the opportunity to express a view without personal affront by way of response.
Anonymous
15th Jun 2018
1:08am
Anything that exposes your leftist b/s appears to be a personal “affront” to you
Too bad , suck it up sunshine
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
2:37am
'my' "leftist" b/s? When did that happen? I merely offer facts and opinions based on facts...

Sonny - it is not I who will suck it up....

If you desire to interpret things differently, you are always welcome to offer an opinion based on fact - but personal attack as you just performed is not acceptable as a substitute for discussion of an issue.

Suck it up, sunshine....
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
2:46am
Here are some fine examples for you... SUNSHINE....

“only two dunces in this column those going by the names of tremor and know nothing, both nitwits of the highest order”

“Who has been hit except maybe you - in the head as a baby “

“If you read the article and at least understood what it means then you may not be so critical, "Knows bugger all"”

“Kathleen you seem to be doing a lot of whinging but offer no substance”

“Anything that exposes your leftist b/s appears to be a personal “affront” to you
Too bad , suck it up sunshine”

Maybe you need to learn to read.... SUNSHINE. NOW suck it up.
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
2:47am
Are you somehow reading deficient, SUNSHINE?
Anonymous
15th Jun 2018
7:52am
You’re not making any sense Trebor
Hoohoo
15th Jun 2018
12:54pm
Oh dear, Raphael, you have just exposed yourself as a bully with delusions of grandeur. There's a psychological term for it, but it's not nice to be called a psychopath, so I won't call you that.
Such people are often very clever but their narcissism allows them to forgive themselves for truly terrible things like murder.

Kathleen is correct - there is a posse of males on this site who are women-haters of the first degree. They have been hurt in the past & now their infantile minds have decided to hate all women for it. I'm sorry for them but they are intolerable. Their bullying is so horrible I am leaving this site. I invite everyone one else to do the same, that is, anyone who seeks a respectful debate.

Yes, the bullies have won! Let them wallow in their own mire. Bye-bye to all the good people here. And to all the childish, disrespectful ones, fire away! Sign your names below...
TREBOR
15th Jun 2018
1:25pm
**sighs** He doesn't even understand direct quotations from the page above.... what can I do with him?
Anonymous
15th Jun 2018
2:28pm
Hoohoo - your offensive comments towards men show your prejudice . Did some man break your hurt and you’ve never gotten over it
TREBOR
16th Jun 2018
4:29pm
**sighs** there goes the conversation again.
heemskerk99
15th Jun 2018
7:14pm
typical of that loser tremor, still waiting for an answer I posed above asking him to show where my so-called derogatory remarks are in this column, silence is deafening, tremor you are definitely losing it!!!!!!!!!!
TREBOR
16th Jun 2018
8:38am
Look above.. all posted for you, and apparently recorded by The Fat Controller at YLC, too. Keep skating on that thin ice, sonny.

You think that because the management cut your comments that they didn't exist?
Olga
15th Jun 2018
8:20pm
Ok. Ive read everyone's comments here (and on many other stories). I am with Kathleen. There are too many commentators having a go at each other instead of sticking to the topic or answering the questions posed at the end of the article. While it is sometimes humorous to read the to-ing an fro-ing between some commentators, for others it can be distressing. Kathleen, I will raise with the Publisher the possibility of putting some etiquette rules around comments together. While I and all my colleagues accept that our articles can and should attract constructive criticism, it is another thing altogether for our contributions to cause animosity between readers. Keep it nice, folks ... and thanks for reading. Have a happy weekend.
old frt
16th Jun 2018
8:30am
Settle down, is it not the children and their carers who we should be concerned about ,not the over sensitive "adults" in this forum. What everyone seems to have overlooked is who created this situation -the humble parasite in the public service ,who makes changes for the sake of change only, not to improve the situation thus ensuring themselves of a job, a job they do very poorly. Has nobody else noticed that the change in benefits info was sent via snail mail(posted) to c'link "customers" and claims have to be made online -so that no one has to reply or acknowledge receipt of their claim (just lost in c'link inbox never to be seen again).
TREBOR
16th Jun 2018
8:32am
This discussion started off on a level keel, but soon descended into a slanging match courtesy of a couple of our resident snipers. Sad, innit?
Anonymous
16th Jun 2018
8:05pm
Yep - I don’t know why managenent let’s you get away with it
heemskerk99
17th Jun 2018
6:29pm
even sadder tremor that it is you who has admitted to be the one who is stopping the free speech in these columns by wiping other's comments from these columns, karma is getting closer!
Micha
17th Jun 2018
6:35pm
No - Raphael, I don't know how management allows you to get away with YOUR offensive, trolling and derogatory remarks. Not only on this forum but also on The Meeting Place.

I wish Olga would take note of what the posters on this thread have to say about your behaviour and do something about it.


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