Resignation and redundancy from your job

money_icon.jpgAs a working carer if you are made redundant or if you resign from your job the implications on your finances could be critical. This article explains the difference between redundancy and resignation and outlines your financial entitlements for each situation. It also gives an overview of the Centrelink payments you may be entitled to if you are unemployed, and the tax consequences of lump sum payments.

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Enduring Power of Attorney

money_icon.jpgThe role of a working carer is multi faceted. On any one day you can be called upon to be either or all a nurse, driver, companion, life style co-ordinator, administrator, legal and finance manager. While love and generosity is behind your decision to be a carer, an Enduring Power of Attorney gives you the official credentials - the authority - to undertake many of these tasks.

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Applying for the Carer Allowance

money_icon.jpgAs a working carer are you receiving all the benefits you are entitled to? There are a number of Social Security payments you and those you care for can apply for. This article, written by Terry Humphries, a working carer, draws on his experiences with the Carer Allowance over a number of years. Terry gives some helpful suggestions that may help you with your application.

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A Taxing Time

money_icon.jpgYep, it’s that time of the year again. It’s Tax time - and as a working carer receiving benefits you will want to be aware of the eligibility rules and tax consequences for any payments or bonuses you may have received.

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