With changes in the social security laws set to take effect from 1 January 2022, new permanent residents will have a four-year wait period before they can access most government payments.
- New residents will wait four years before they can receive most government payments in Australia.
- New residents will wait four years for carer payment and Family Tax Benefit Part A and B, in line with other working-age payments.
- Only those receiving their relevant visas on or after 1 January 2022 will be affected by these changes
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