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    I landed a rich hubby! That's how I got off benefits. Lol

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    I am currently on centrelink. I had DS at 18 and he has autism, so I have been his sole carer.
    I am at university though, and hope that when I graduate I can be competely off welfare.

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    I had to move out of home at 16, I finished high school on a youth benefit, got a job at 17 and no longer needed it. 6 years later we had our son, I left my well paying job when I was 3 months, when he was born we were surprised to find we qualified for FTB and rental assistance (we're not Australian so assumed we didn't qualify for any assistance, turns out our kids qualify even though they aren't Australian either). I want to be a SAHP and welfare helps me do this, DH is working on qualifications through his work and I may return to work (not my career) when our kids start school so we can buy a house, or I might have two more and continue to be a SAHM with the help of welfare.

    ETA, we both made 6 figures each once. I can't do that role now I'm a mother due to the commitment level, DH was made redundant and his work is now no longer around due to technology.
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    These situations have been explained numerous times in other threads, over and over, I think it's pretty rude to start a thread on it to 'educate' yourself. Read any thread that references benefits and you'll see people explaining. I'm not answering. I'm sick to death of telling people why I get benefits only to still find the same old attacks over and over. I don't ask you about your personal finances. I mean come on. Why do people get benefits? Because they need to. The. End.

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    Got kicked out of home at 15, my choice was either go into care or find a family member to take me in until I was 16. Family member wouldn't take me in unless I gave them some money for food/electricity and I was too young to get a proper job that paid enough etc so I had to go ask welfare (this was back in England).

    They gave me the equivalent of $9 a day for a year, and in that time I was passed around amongst various family members, it all depended on who wanted my $9 more, for their cigs or alcohol...I lived, again, on toast.


    When I was 16 I went back to 'the dole' and asked them to help me find a job that would take a 16 year old on. No one would because I had no fixed abode and people didn't like 'C/O' addresses apparently it made them nervous.

    I kept trying to find places to stay until Nan permanently took me in at 17 and I got a job in a local bookstore which meant I could finally get off welfare.

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    I was on the doll for two years, I could not get a job anywhere despite constant trying

    Then I ended up a single parent when Ds was 8 months old due to circumstances out of my control.
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    I was on payment when I was 16 as I moved out of home to be closer to school but I still worked part time.

    I have always worked, now I get a little bit of FTB from being a SAHM.

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    I moved out of home the week I turned 18 and worked for a year to qualify for the 'independent rate' of youth allowance. I then started at uni (which I had deferred) and I'm still there, on Youth Allowance. My DF was on youth allowance throughout his degree, including honours, but is now on a scholarship for his PhD.

    I could not attend uni whilst living at home - my parents were from a rural-ish area and travel time would have been 5-6 hours each day. I do not receive any financial support from my parents and depend very much on youth allowance. We are doing much better now DF has his scholarship. We were living (when both on youth allowance) on $400 per week to cover EVERYTHING including rent.

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    I worked pt in high school then ft plus babysitting, tutoring, etc after I left school, studied at night, in my lunch break, and while babysitting after the kids were asleep. I graduated high school at 17 and at 20 took on a second job because I got bored easily. At 22 I got knocked up, then had a rough pregnancy but worked 39 hours/week (1 job) and fid babysitting and tutoring on occasion until I had dd at 23. I've been on Centrelink for most of that time, although some of the time my PPS was reduced to a nil amount.

    In other areas, I was on full CCB from when my dd was 1 through to 5, use Medicare, buy cheaper prescription meds when available, missed out on the FHOG but that never bothered me, and claimed CCR when it came out and when we used services that offered it.

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