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    I should have added... I do think 500-600 per week is a fair amount for the PPL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I should have added... I do think 500-600 per week is a fair amount for the PPL!
    Yes. Very fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    But if you are a single parent family with more than one child you receive more PPS than if you only have the one child and sure, some 2 parent families have more than 1 kid but still survive on minimum wage. My point with that was even though PPS might be slightly less then minimum wage, 1 parent and 1 child receives around the same as say a family where the father/mother works for minimum wage and has to support another adult and possibly more children.
    And yes, you are right, CL does back pay.
    The max rate for PPS is currently about $642 a FORTNIGHT. You get more FTB, not PPS if you have more then 1 child. For 1 child between PPS and FTB, the max amount is about $1090 including rent assistance. I am currently living on about $550 a week and am still managing ok. I own my car outright, am currently saving money for my tafe course which costs a couple of thousand. we eat meat and vegetables everyday. We dont go out much though and I sell DSs old toys hes grown out of in order to buy 'new' ones for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Depends on your outgoings! Our mortgage alone is more than the weekly amount people have stated. We live totally within our means - it just depends on your income, doesn't it? If you earn more chances are you will have a bigger mortgage, etc.
    This is the point I (unsuccessfully) tried to make in the baby bonus thread. We couldn't survive off these amounts either, and we are renting.

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    I think that $500-600 is fair for PPL. That's what DP earns now.

    I know I'm going back off topic, but isn't full rate of PPS (C'link) $600 and then FTB for one child $300 a fortnight approximately? So the weekly income for a single parent is about $450 a week, which is below minimum wage?

    I understand that there are also concessions, e.g. health care and CCB at full rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naebie View Post
    I think that $500-600 is fair for PPL. That's what DP earns now.

    I know I'm going back off topic, but isn't full rate of PPS (C'link) $600 and then FTB for one child $300 a fortnight approximately? So the weekly income for a single parent is about $450 a week, which is below minimum wage?

    I understand that there are also concessions, e.g. health care and CCB at full rate.
    For 1 child, I get $241/fn in ftb.

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    Not that I think it is enough, no way in hell could I survive but for a single parent max fortnightly payments are
    PPS 641
    FTB A&B 300
    Rent assist 119
    So $1060 ($530 a week)

    They need to bump it up a bit more, at least another $25 a week if not the extra $50 a week to make it minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyboys View Post
    Not that I think it is enough, no way in hell could I survive but for a single parent max fortnightly payments are
    PPS 641
    FTB A&B 300
    Rent assist 119
    So $1060 ($530 a week)

    They need to bump it up a bit more, at least another $25 a week if not the extra $50 a week to make it minimum wage.
    That is the max payment though. Not everyone gets the max payment as payments are adjusted based on a number of variables, including how much child support you are supposed to be paid. Even if child support isn't paid I might add.

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    I agree luv my boys - I think really SPP should be the same as PPP & new start combined. Because really having A partner (without an income) or not your child & household expenses will be the same really. I don't think it's fair.

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    Man it would be much easier if I Was on single parent pension I lived comfortably when I was when it was just me n DS
    My DP lost his job 2 weeks ago and isn't getting a call back from Centrelink for newstart job seeker payments until the 17th and then it could be a week or 2 until he gets any $ from Centrelink n even then it's $426 fn ($213wk) and ATM I'm getting $937fn ($468.5) week including parenting partnered rent assistance ftb and carers with $270 in rent a week then $100 groceries for the 4 of us inc nappies and then we have ph bill elec gas fuel Rego etc on top of that we barely scrape by the system is bull how they expect anyone to survive is beyond me


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