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    Default DH just lost his job - what financial help is available?

    Just after some advice or a point in the right direction.

    DH just lost his job so now we are both unemployed with a 9 month old and a second bub due in August. We have never both been out of work at the same time so have no idea what assistance there may be available from Centrelink or whether we'd even qualify for anything. I'm already following up on the family tax benefits which we haven't been receiving but is there anything else that I should be looking into?

    We are paying off our mortgage and have a bit of $$$ up our sleeves so things aren't dire just yet. Maybe this will mean we don't qualify for any help?Hopefully DH will find another job ASAP.

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    I'd ring centrelink straight away and explain your situation.. They'll advise you on whether you and you husband are eligible for any entitlements. If you are they will back pay you from date you originally called so get onto it straight away..

    Good Luck

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    Also look at accessing super if it gets really bad

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    Ring centerlink and make an app. If u do have savings in an Acc they will take that in to account as a wage ect. U will have to live off that first

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjewell View Post
    Ring centerlink and make an app. If u do have savings in an Acc they will take that in to account as a wage ect. U will have to live off that first
    same no other advice just http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...ilies/hugs.gif

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