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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    My sister collects a pension and takes off to bali for 3 months where she drinks and takes drugs and lies in the sun all day on benefits!...that is just off.
    She is bloody lucky she hasn't found herself in Kerobokan with the drug taking!

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    From what I've read, you may still use a pension card for up to six months (perhaps twelve, but I'm pretty sure it is six) after no longer qualifying for one (to make the transition easier). That is why you would have both.
    Expires end of Feb next year, which is nearly 14 months from when DD turned 8. Health care card expires early July this year. How odd!

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    Actually thinking about it more I think it is that you get to keep it for up to twelve months as long as you already held it for at least six months.

    Fourteen months seems odd - unless they count the twelve months as starting when your last one expired (which could have easily expired two months after you were no longer on PPS).

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    Why do single parents get more money than partnered parents? Seems odd since partnered parents have an extra person to feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Why do single parents get more money than partnered parents? Seems odd since partnered parents have an extra person to feed.
    I assume its because if there are two parents, one can work while the other can look after the kids, negating the need for child care whilst still adding a full time income.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Why do single parents get more money than partnered parents? Seems odd since partnered parents have an extra person to feed.
    Because a partnered person means there are 2 people able to work and bring in income, pretty simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Why do single parents get more money than partnered parents? Seems odd since partnered parents have an extra person to feed.
    They don't have another income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Why do single parents get more money than partnered parents? Seems odd since partnered parents have an extra person to feed.
    Not necessarily

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    This reminds me of that time when I heard an adult ask why water is needed to make sandcastles..

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    but what if neither are able to work? I guess maybe it is based on your situation just saw it mentioned in the thread and thought it was strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    This reminds me of that time when I heard an adult ask why water is needed to make sandcastles..
    Love it!!


 
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