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Old 17th April 2016, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hi, I am having a bit of trouble understanding this

Assurance of support
If you have also provided an accepted assurance of support for your parent, you are responsible for repaying to the Australian Government any social security payments they might have received during the 10-year period after their arrival in Australia or after they have been granted the visa in Australia, whichever applies. This also applies to any family members who came with your parent to Australia.


The website says that you have to wait for two years to start receiving social security payments, does the sentence above mean that in fact any social security money for the first 10 years is provided by the sponsor? Does that also include Medicare?

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Old 18th April 2016, 06:01 AM   #2
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Hi, I am having a bit of trouble understanding this

Assurance of support
If you have also provided an accepted assurance of support for your parent, you are responsible for repaying to the Australian Government any social security payments they might have received during the 10-year period after their arrival in Australia or after they have been granted the visa in Australia, whichever applies. This also applies to any family members who came with your parent to Australia.


The website says that you have to wait for two years to start receiving social security payments, does the sentence above mean that in fact any social security money for the first 10 years is provided by the sponsor?
Thanks!
The Assurance of support generally continues for 2 years. For Contributory Parent and Contributory Aged Parent Visa holders the AOS will continue for 10 years.

Under some special circumstances the parents might have access to social security payments. Before Centrelink will pay a visa holder any benefits during the AOS period, they will speak to the assurer to see whether the assurer can support the visa holder. If the assurer is willing and able to support the visa holder, and if Centrelink believes that it is reasonable for the visa holder to accept the assurer’s support, then Centrelink may not pay the visa holder. A different process may occur if the visa holder makes a claim as a result of Family Violence, in which case the assurer may not be notified before payment.

If the assurer cannot support the visa holder then Centrelink may pay the visa holder, if that person meets all other requirements. If Centrelink does pay the visa holder then the money that Centrelink pays will be deducted from any AOS bond paid or will be recovered directly from the assurer.

Medicare benefit is not a social security payment, so your assurance does not cover it.
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