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    Default The system just does not make sense

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    I completely agree!

    It makes absolutely no sense and makes life harder for people who do the right thing.

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    Guess they expect us to find a man to rely on by then or to be able to be bringing in a good salary while doing all the parenting too.

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    Because by the time our kids are in school we have six hours a day with in which our time is free from the hands on responsibility of parenting therefor rendering us capable of working.

    Is it you have to work or study a minimum of 15 hours per week to meet the criteria to get the Newstart Carer payment?

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    I wish school hours were work hours sometimes! I work until around 5pm so I have to use after school care on my days with my kids, its hard sometimes

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    Sucks. When your kids start school, you obviously need to be able to drop them off, pick them up, work around school terms etc. And just personally, I wont be going to work at some arbitary age the government determines. My son has autism and will need additional support when he starts school. I intend on being available for him just as I am now while he is at home. I dont know why my role as a parent got less important as my kids got older. But then again, I guess the government doesnt see the connection between juvenile crime etc and no parents being at home when the kids come home from school.

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    Your new classification means that you will be permitted to keep studying and you will receive a higher rate than the "normal" Newstart allowance. So yes, you will be doing the same thing but you as you no longer are eligible for your present payment, you will be allowed to continue what you are doing with your next payment which caters for your new eligibility but allows you to maintain the circumstances of your old eligibility.

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    big hugs Ana, I know what you mean and ITA it's ridiculous that they won't help those single parents who do the work of two parents to finish their study without starving. Ridiculous.

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    Please take note of the section you are in. it is the single parents section for single parents to discuss their situations.

    If you would like to discuss your own troubles, go to a more appropriate section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Please take note of the section you are in. it is the single parents section for single parents to discuss their situations.

    If you would like to discuss your own troubles, go to a more appropriate section.
    Anyhow....I feel your pain Ana Gram I had always planned on starting school once my son started primary school (next year)...but since I live a fair distance away from university's, I wouldn't be able to afford the petrol expenses for full-time study, so I was looking into doing uni part-time. Until I realised that once my son turns 8, I will lose $140ish per fortnight. I can't afford that, no way So sadly, I don't think uni will be possible.... I really feel that the time frame should be extended for those who are in university. Most single parents can't/won't start university until their child starts school, and full-time study is rather challenging as a sole parent, particularly if you live a distance away from the closest uni like I do.
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