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    Default Resigning from a job and receiving centrelink benefits.

    Hi ladies

    I wanted to ask a question in regards to resigning from a job and getting some kind of payment through centrelink eg. Newstart Allowance.

    I have been working part time for approx nine months and have been really happy with my job. I was recently confronted by my boss and he pretty much said he wasnt happy with my performance but he didnt fire me. I had no warning, no complaints have been made against me and i get along well with my co workers.

    I have seriously considered resigning and have even written and typed up a resignation letter. I have heard though if you resign from your job you cant get any benefits for up to 8 weeks is this correct?

    Im also 3 and a half months pregnant an i have two other children below school age. I have not told my boss that i'm pregnant and i'm not showing yet so i dont think he is trying to get rid of me because of that. I wanted to continue with my job for as long as i could, then take maternity leave and come back, but now i just feel terrible and want to leave. Anyone been in a similar situation or someone who could offer some advice would be great.

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    I don't know if you can get newstart if you have other kids

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    If you resign, I'm fairly sure it's 6 weeks (not 100% sure tho).

    If you get fired you can claim it immediately.
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    If you resign, as it's your choice, you have to wait to claim money. (i think its 8 weeks, plus you have to use savings etc)

    If he fires you you can claim almost straight away (cept savings etc) but you will have to disclose this on any job applications in the future.

    So both sides have positives and negatives.
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    was he constructive? did he tell you the things you need to improve?

    why not work to improve your performance and continue as planned?

    i wouls ask him what needs improvement if he didn't tell you.
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    Maybe tell your boss that you are really happy there, and if he can just give you a bit of guidance as to what he would like to see improved?

    you get what you want.

    If i were you, I wouldn't resign, hang in there & ask for help - all the bosses I've had like to be asked for feedback...
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    If he fires you, you'd get a separation certificate which would entitle you to claim immediately though probably not newstart but a parenting payment. If you resign you need to wait 6-8 weeks and you're not even eligible if you haven't worked part time for 18 months or something on newstart. You'll need to go to centerlink to discuss your options. Crappy I know, good luck !

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    If you are a principal carer there is no wait time but if you have a partner on PP there is a wait for Newstart or any other payment.
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    Hi insomniac, my name's Marian and I work at Centrelink in a team answering questions posted in online forums, and through social media.

    Job seekers who become voluntarily unemployed without a good reason, or are dismissed from suitable work because of misconduct, may need to serve an Unemployment Non-Payment Period before they can receive a payment. An Unemployment Non-Payment Period can be for eight or twelve weeks.

    You can read more information about the Unemployment Non-Payment Period on the Centrelink website here; http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/unpp.htm

    If you are the principal carer of a dependent child (or children), you may be eligible to receive Parenting Payment. You can find out about Parenting Payment on the Centrelink website here: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/parenting.htm

    If you put your details into the online estimator on the Centrelink website here; https://www.centrelink.gov.au/RateEstimatorsWeb/publicUserCombinedStart.do, it will give you an idea of what you might be entitled to.

    Hope that helps.


 

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