Great! That is awesome JB!
That is useful information. Thanks.DavidBoon said:There are a few more things to know before your question can be answered:
1. Which visa- PR or 457?
2. Will your wife be working?
If the answer to Q1 is 457 and second is No, you may be struggling sometimes depending upon your lifestyle.
Your net take home pay is 5700 per month. Rent 1800-2500 for 3 bed depending upon area. 400 per month per child for schooling if 457 visa.
Grocery and food bill 800-1200 per month. Car, petrol and insurance 300-400 per month. Utilities, medical insurance and other misc costs - 600-800 per month.
I know because I am in similar situation, the only relief I have is PR and bit of family assistance.
So net net, if on 457, think again.
Even if your wife works, most of her salary will go to child care unless children are big and can stay at home independently.
BTW child care is around 50 per day per child.
Hope you find numbers useful.
Can you pls tell me how to apply for them?_shel said:No you can get family assistance as soon as you get PR, you won't be able to get other benefits though. Payment is made from the day you apply although you might not get the money until the end of the year so apply as soon as you can.
Btw i read on http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/ftb_b_residence.htm where it says we are eligible for family benefit if not residing in australia temporarily for 13 weeks. Does this mean i can get the allowance until 13 weeks if im outside australia?enrico said:Can you pls tell me how to apply for them?
What other benefits i may get (now or later after 2 years)? How much are they?
Also, whats the requirement for me to get those benefits? I.e. what if im migration alone within the 1st year, and my wife and kids are joining later? We've ,ade our first entry though...
Thanks Shel..._shel said:In some circumstance yes. That would mean if you are going on holiday, a temporary work assignment, visiting sick relatives etc. If you are leaving Australia with no intention to return soon as you would in the situations I have described, no you will not be entitled.