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    Default Anyone affected by the budget?

    I've been hearing that PPS rules are changing, something about grandfathered recipients being put under the same rules as new recipients?

    Anyone affected by this? I work and have only been single for the last couple of years anyway, but I'm curious to know how other single parents might be affected as I can hardly find any information about the change. I hope no-one will be worse off under it

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    Since it states that it will save $700 million over four years, obviously that money has to come from somewhere and some people will be adversely effected.

    A non-working single parent under the grandfathered system with their youngest child >8yo is going to be approx $100 worse off a week, whereas as low-income working single parent will be approx $130 worse off a week.

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    What does 'grandfathered' mean?

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    Yep, grandfathered and this year had a change of career to start working as an integration aide, still studying for this, but now I'm thinking I may need to go back to admin where I can work more hours to cover the bills

    I'm so stuck right now as to what to do. I want to help these kids but chose it knowing I'd have my income supplemented due to not many aide's working full time, now I will be no better off when I do work it seems.

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    So until your youngest turns 8 there's no change?

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    What does grandfathered mean ??

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    When the rules changed for Single Parents, requiring an activity agreement once their youngest child turns 6, and switching to Newstart once their youngest child turns 8, anyone who was already on PPS wasn't affected by the new system, but was considered grandfathered - as long as they remained continually on PPS.

    This new change eliminates the grandfathered exemption, bringing all single parents back onto an equal playing field.

    Edit: grandfathered is a term that means something is treated under the old rules instead of the new.

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    I wonder if further reforms will remove other redundant payments (such as widow allowance or pension) from those that currently enjoy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    When the rules changed for Single Parents, requiring an activity agreement once their youngest child turns 6, and switching to Newstart once their youngest child turns 8, anyone who was already on PPS wasn't affected by the new system, but was considered grandfathered - as long as they remained continually on PPS.

    This new change eliminates the grandfathered exemption, bringing all single parents back onto an equal playing field.
    Right. Ok thanks heaps!

    So my youngest is 2.5yo, there won't be any changes for me til he's 6?

    And I'm planning on starting my nursing degree next year so would that qualify me for the activity agreement do you think?

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    Yes definitely, it's only part-time "participation requirements" when they're 6 and then full time when they're 8.

    I don't know however whether that means you're put onto Newstart/Austudy when they're 8 or whether you can stay on PPS if you're studying. There's a gaping difference in the payment rates. Anyone know??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyhugs View Post
    And I'm planning on starting my nursing degree next year so would that qualify me for the activity agreement do you think?
    Yes, study will count. If you are able, finish your study before your child turns 8, then you won't have to be put through the stress of changing payments.
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