They are fixing the too expensive child care it will be .10 an hour for single parents meaning you could have your child in care 10 hours a day for $1 a day thats $5 a week, so they are trying to help and the money to cover the day care cost has to come form somewhere. I really think they are doing the right thing. Your idea about
IMO this is a good idea but it should kick in a lot earlier than when they get kicked off, it should start by at least 2 years after you get on aid that gives you 6 years to take advantage of the training, schooling etc it doesn't help after not doing much for 8 years to start once the money is decreased. Yes this is going to be hard on those at first transition but the future generations it wont be so rough on because they know what to expect.I actually support the move for SAHP's to return to work. My issue is 1) for single parents that are looking for work or studying they should get the same amount they did before but have to fulfill the criteria i.e. studying or looking for work
If you have your child full time then that's what you will get but if the other parent has the child 5 nights or more a fortnight then you lose a percentage of family tax depending on how many nights. Also I'm fairly sure if you receive child support that effects your payments too depending on how much you get.
Don't get me wrong, ill be very happy to get PPL and i feel that my partner and i pay a huge amount of income tax so it is nice to get some back. Just when times are tough and families especially are doing it really hard, i'd guess id rather some of that money get channeled down to where its needed most.
I am a single parent who lives (quite well) on my own income with no CS, no PPS etc.
How ridiculous would it be for me to say "I can do it so everyone can". A bit like saying "I have a law degree and a full-time professional job, why doesn't every single parent?"
Its ok for my husband to stay home and raise the kids yes, as far as assistance if your referring to the Baby bonus sure, its a bonus he was offered it he took it, I am sure that I will pay back the bonus in taxes in no time. Would it be ok for him to stay home if we had to take parenting payments etc to survive, no I don't think it would.
Children of single parents have to go without some things, I know this as I was raised by a single mother, who worked, went to school full time and raised 3 kids with no support from father or government. We did get free medical insurance though. She left an abusive relationship and when they got a divorce she got a car that didn't work and 3 kids. He took everything else.
Did I have to go without having a stay at home mom? Yes did I think its unfair? No it was just how it was. I am so very proud of my mom and everything she did for us kids.
She went from being a stay at home mom with no job, no training, to a single mom who worked her butt off and got a Masters degree and a good job running the Health and Welfare Department for California.
Sure I missed out on coming home to baked brownies and milk, I had to do my homework on my own until she got home, I had to help a bit more around the house than my friends it was just life with a single mom, I didn't dislike it nor was I envious of kids with a stay at home mom, mine couldn't be one and I knew she had to work would she rather have stayed home and played with us kids prob but she couldn't that was her reality.
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