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    Two unemployed partnered parents will get more between them than an unemployed single parent will get alone. But each of the two partnered parents get less than the single parent. The idea is that a couple living together has less expenses than an unpartnered person. (They can share a room, so less rent. They share meals, so one lot of cooking rather than two.) I disagree with this concept because two single people could live together and make the same savings (but are not likewise penalised in their benefits).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    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
    The other half would be collecting some type of payment if they're both not working, Newstart or whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Two unemployed partnered parents will get more between them than an unemployed single parent will get alone. But each of the two partnered parents get less than the single parent. The idea is that a couple living together has less expenses than an unpartnered person. (They can share a room, so less rent. They share meals, so one lot of cooking rather than two.) I disagree with this concept because two single people could live together and make the same savings (but are not likewise penalised in their benefits).
    Thats stupid because 2 people in a room is no more expensive than 1 and if 2 people only ate half a meal would it be cheaper to feed them

    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    The other half would be collecting some type of payment if they're both not working, Newstart or whatnot.
    I see thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    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
    They both go on payments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Thats stupid because 2 people in a room is no more expensive than 1 and if 2 people only ate half a meal would it be cheaper to feed them



    I see thanks
    Its because they share everything and they eould have one parent working and one at home, which allows one parent to be able to work as many hrs as they want and not have to work around the kids shedule

    No childcare fees
    Also they still get family tax benifit they just dont get pension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Thats stupid because 2 people in a room is no more expensive than 1 and if 2 people only ate half a meal would it be cheaper to feed them
    Two people in one room is cheaper than two rooms each with one person in it.
    With the food it is only a small saving - one lot of electricity to cook the meal - of course the same amount of food is needed to feed two people living alone or two people living separately.

    The Family Tax Benefit, which is the payment for the children, is the same regardless of the family structure. And in shared care situations, it gets divided between the two parents.

    It is the payment for the adults that differs. The same applies to unemployed adults without dependants. Two adults will receive more benefits if they are both single than if they are together as a couple.
    Last edited by sweetseven; 10-05-2012 at 17:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    Two people in one room is cheaper than two rooms each with one person in it.
    With the food it is only a small saving - one lot of electricity to cook the meal - of course the same amount of food is needed to feed two people living alone or two people living separately.

    The Family Tax Benefit, which is the payment for the children, is the same regardless of the family structure. And in shared care situations, it gets divided between the two parents.

    It is the payment for the adults that differs. The same applies to unemployed adults without dependants. Two adults will receive more benefits if they are both single than if they are together as a couple.
    Oh I am talking about a married couple who wouldnt usually be sleeping in different rooms and I dont think most single people have another adult they are paying for a room for. I am confused on it all I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Oh I am talking about a married couple who wouldnt usually be sleeping in different rooms and I dont think most single people have another adult they are paying for a room for. I am confused on it all I guess
    My house costs the same regardless of how many people live here. It is a 3brm. To work full time, I would have childcare fees. For a 2 parent family to have 1 person working they have the option of having one at home, thus avoiding childcare fees. For a 2 parent family with both unemployed, they would have more between them with them both on benefits, allowing for the extra adult to feed. My gas and power bills do not increase with extras in the house, only the food and maybe fuel increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    My house costs the same regardless of how many people live here. It is a 3brm. To work full time, I would have childcare fees. For a 2 parent family to have 1 person working they have the option of having one at home, thus avoiding childcare fees. For a 2 parent family with both unemployed, they would have more between them with them both on benefits, allowing for the extra adult to feed. My gas and power bills do not increase with extras in the house, only the food and maybe fuel increases.
    Ok that makes sense thanks for explaining it, it sounded like just because you were partnered you automatically got less but I see that is the case if one is working thus having more income anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Ok that makes sense thanks for explaining it, it sounded like just because you were partnered you automatically got less but I see that is the case if one is working thus having more income anyway.
    They don't get less per family. Singles get less per family.


 
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