View Full Version : single mum
ok im just wondering if there are any single mums out their who would mind telling me how much assistance they get from centrelink, im really thinking about leaving DH long story but would like to know just how much i would recieve from centrelink...
It depends on how much child support you're entitled to.
I was getting about $150 week child support, and was getting a total of $300 week from centrelink. That's pension and FTB combined. If my child support went up, my centrelink benefits would have gone down.
What I would suggest is that you call your local centrelink and ask for an appointment with their social worker. It's someone who will give you a "shoulder to cry on" so to speak, but will also be able to give you information about what you're entitled to. Depending on which state you're in, you may also be entitled to assistance from FAYS (or whatever it's called in your state).
Good luck lovey, it's a hard thing to go through but you'll come out the other end a stronger a woman, I promise you that. :hugs:
your best bet is to speak to centerlink like the person before me said :)
i didnt know the parenting payments was affected by child support i knew the tax benfiet was.
Hi im on PPS (parenting payment single) and i get......
$485.50 one week, and then $254.66 the next week. so thats $740.16 a fortnight.
thats including FTB A & B
But if you rent you can get rent assistance as well.
Hope thats some sorta help.
CSA does not affect your Single Parent Payment.
The suppliments Rent Assistance and FTB B get cut depending on how much you receive from CSA.
If you have a jack *** of an ex and you get the minimum of $360 per/annum your benifits don't alter at all but if you go through the grand rigmoral of a thing called Change of Assessment if you know or find out he's working and lied through his *** to CSA about his income you will get it deducted when your paymenys from CSA increase.
Ultimately you could find that your situation is better on one hand but the government won't give you money in addition to the father so Centrelink's money will be less. The tax payer won't foot the bill of someone's child if he's capable of paying.
I am not a single mum (but work for C'link) so I can give you a few basics:
FTB A maximum rates are $140.84 per child
Can't remember off the top of my head what Rent Assistance is
Check with FAO directly as RA depends on amount of rent being paid and also maintenance/child support assessment amount
Child support may also reduce FTB A.
As a single parent even if you and ex are happy to have a private agreement-he pays you directly-it still must be formalised by the CSA. If you fail to do so, the FAO will only pay the base rate of FTBA which is only $45.36 per child( a huge difference between this and the max rates as you can see)
The CSA then sends the amount details through to FAO who then adjust FTB A / RA accordingly.
Your FTB A and RA would only start to be reduced by 50 cents in the $ for every $ over $1620.60 child support per annum
Regardless of your income circumstances you are eligible for Max rate of Part B which is $120.96 as your youngest child is under 5 years old.
((The above info is assuming that you have 100% care of children and the ex doesn't claim for FTB-shared care))
The Full rate of PPS (Parenting Payment Single) is $505.50
PPS is reduced by any fortnight to fortnight income such as from employment. But it only starts to be reduced if you were to earn more than $177.20 in the fortnight.
So lets use a very basic scenario-you have 100% care, not paying rent $1000 pa child support assessment and have no income/eans
$908.14 as an example
All payments /amounts are per fortnight:)
You are so good Brizbabe you are scary! Lol!:hugs:
From one single Xav's mum to another, :hugs: :hugs: :kiss:
I've been a single mum from day dot and though the amounts from centrelink change often for various reason like if you work pt or amount of CSupport changes or you move to another rental and it's dearer or cheaper, it all vaires the amount which CLink pays.
What CLink pays is ok for you and your son to live off, though sometimes a struggle it is workable. I would love more but don't we all. ;)
Whatever you do claim CSA no matter what, also you will get extra from CLink if you do, as others have said you get RA, CCB, HCC but most of all a happier family life for Xav.
Consult someone at centrelink check the details out for yourself as we are all in different situations and they may change your outcome.
Best of Luck to you.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.