I'll be graduating as a teacher in June and will be doing relief work till I get a full time placement. This means I won't know how much money I'll be getting.. it will all depend on how much work I get.
I'm using JET atm and it's been great, they told me they will keep it going as long as I don't earn more than 1500 per fortnight for 6 fortnights straight - then it stops (but I figure that's okay because I should be able to keep paying childcare if I'm earning that much).
My concerns with relief and casual work are that I might not get work. I certainly won't get paid over Christmas as the schools are closed. I will phone centerlink and discuss the options but just curious to know how other single parents work things out (centerlink so far have told me to wait and let it all work itself out at tax time.. they just work off my taxable income but I don't want a huge debt at tax time). I have 3 children (2, 4 and 7)
...would I be able to keep my:
any thing I'm missing I need to consider?
- pension card (or would it revert to a health care card?)
- rent assitance would go I imagine?
- I'd still get the tax fortnightly rebate for childcare I know.. but would it still apply to before/after school care (which I might have to book regardless of work as I need to be available before and after school times)
- FTB A - I think I'd still get 'something' here wouldn't I? looking at the site it says you lose 40c in the dollar?
- FTB B - would I still get that?
- child support.. I have a private agreement with exhusband through CSA but I think he won't do it once I start working again so it will have to go off an assessment for him (his taxable income is much less than his 'real' income).. CSA said not to worry about how much I earn that first year I return to work.. they will just go off my taxable income.
- large family suppliement - would I still get this?
How do you manage with irratic payments with relief/casual work? any advice appreciated.