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PARENTS will receive up to $820 for every child they have at school - paid directly into their bank account next month - as part of a federal government overhaul to combat rising education costs.
In another sign the government is preparing a Robin Hood Budget that targets the rich but helps battling families, Julia Gillard will announce the means-tested payment today.
The Sunday Times can reveal the payment will replace the existing education tax refund, which forced parents to keep receipts to prove they had spent thousands of dollars on computers and school uniforms before claiming a rebate for education expenses.
It is also about expanding the population of children born to single moms, further taxing the welfare system even more - it is no surprise, fits in with the vote-buyer scheme, or ploy to retain office at all costs.
What i gather from the family tax benefit is that after the child turns 8 years old, the parent/s can't claim it anymore (correct me if I am wrong).