The aim of the Australian Government Department of Human Services Centrelink Child support services is to help parents that are not with each other come up with the support that is necessary for their child or children’s well-being.
How To Apply For Child Support known as CSA :
There are several different types of child support payments offered by the Australia Department of Human Services starting at the very beginning of the child’s life with support for Birth and Adoption. If you are planning a birth or an adoption you are likely eligible for the Baby Bonus which pays out in thirteen fortnightly installments.
You might also be eligible for the Paid Parental Leave scheme that provides financial support to working parents when they have to leave work to care for a newborn or adopted child. This can take the form of Parental Leave Pay for up to 18 weeks or Dad and Partner Pay that gives the Dad two weeks off to enjoy time with the newborn child. Take note that the Parental Leave Pay and the Baby Bonus cannot be paid to the same child. You have to choose one type of child support or the other. If you are not sure which type of supplement is best for you then you can go to the Paid Parental Leave Comparison Estimator on the Australian government website at https://www.centrelink.gov.au/RateEstimatorsWeb/publicUserCombinedStart.do.
How to Apply for Child Support ( CSA)
The Australian Government provides support for families with children in the form of the Child Case Benefit and Child Care Rebate, the Parenting Payment, and the Family Tax Benefit.
The Double Orphan pension is available to help with the cost of caring for children who are orphans, literally, or if the caregiver is taking care of child because both parents are somehow too irresponsible or ill to do it. You can find out more about the Double Orphan Pension by going to: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/double-orphan-pension.
You can also apply for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance, which provides families with extra help with approved child care if you are studying, training or being rehabilitated with the idea of entering the workforce.
Another stipend offered under the auspices of the Youth Allowance gives financial help to young Australians who are studying full time, doing an apprenticeship or training, sick, or looking for work.
Families can also apply for the Education Entry Payment that is available to help with the cost of studying, but it only applies if you get specified income support payments. To find out more about the Education Entry Payment go to http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/education-entry-payment
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Children that are between the ages of sixteen and nineteen years and that are enrolled full time in secondary study are counted as Rent Assistance children so you might be able to apply for subsidies for your rent if they are living at home with you.
How to Apply for Support for Children with Disabilities
There are a few carer programs that can help a family support a child. The Carer Payment is a stipend that can provide economic support if you are unable to go to work because you are caring for someone frail, aged, diseased or disabled. You may be also eligible for the Carer Allowance which is a supplementary allowance for parents or carers who provide care daily for the aged or disabled.
The Carer Adjustment Payment is a one-off payment that helps families adjust to a catastrophic event where a child may be permanently disabled or diagnosed with a severe illness.
The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme helps parents with the education and health needs of families that live in the very remote areas of Australia.
Other Types of Family Stability Support
The Department of Human Services in Australia is very compassionate and you can use their services online to apply and maintain many of these services. Families in need of support often have mental health or other issues that can require the need of a social worker. Along with the family support, the Australian government provides social workers as well as a crisis line called, Lifeline, to help people in trouble. It also has the Mindhealthconnect website online to help provide support for people having problems coping in life. For more information about this aspect of Family support go to the Mental Health division of the Australian Department of Human Services website at http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/mental-health.