I have had to rely on welfare in the states a few times to get back on my feet. It was what it was although the programs they have over there are much stricter and I think serve the people better you simply just cant sit on welfare anymore and it has helped a lot of my friends get back to work and get off welfare all together never to look back. You also can only get it for 4 years max your whole life which really makes people think before hopping on it. This is where people will bash America but hey their systems do work for a lot of people that want them to work. If they had the amount of jobs we have here it would be working a lot better, but where one cant find a job they create one for them to work for the payments, which then relieves money the government would have to pay to have another person work it so its pretty helpful.
So is there a reason that parents cant get a degree in the 6-8 years that they are allowed to stay home? I understand that every parent prob wants to stay home and raise the kids but when life happens it cant always happen if you find that one parents income cant hold the family up you may have to go to work if you find yourself single you may have to go to work. Life doesn't always go the way we want but that doesn't mean we attack the government for not providing enough they do what they can do. I do think CC needs a rework but they are working on that.
Last edited by Lovemyfam; 30-11-2012 at 19:06.
Why is there an assumption that wanting increase in some welfare payments means that we are ungrateful for the welfare system we have? I happen to think our nationalised medicare system is frikkin' fantastic but I can still think that it is woefully underfunded in many areas.
that was a fun few months with NO income.
i, too, hope things have changed. I also have known people in the past who have cancer but dont qualify for sickness benefits. It's a disgrace.
Just as a side note, when my partner died 10 years ago (yes, I am aware my life sounds like a soap opera, maybe this is all a coma dream...), I was unable to get anything except Newstart. I think they have also changed this so that people can get a short bereavement payment.
ETA: Just checked on that bereavement payment. it's only available if you or your partner were already on a payment.
Last edited by Ana Gram; 30-11-2012 at 19:21.
Why do we have to work? Because we don't get one cent of assistance from the government, we pay full cost for everything, no rent assistance, no utilities assistance, no health care card, nothing, because we want to put a roof over our children's head and hopefully one day own our own home so we have something to leave our children when we die, so that we can give them the best chance at a good education & perhaps they will be in a better position when they are adults, we want to give them the best we possibly can and we understand to do that we have to work hard, pay our taxes, pay for people who bludge (and people who fall on tough times) so that once everyone else has dipped into our wages and taken their bit of our hard earned money we can have enough left over to do the best for our kids and hey hopefully we'll set a good example that hard work and persistence pays off in life and our children won't fall into the "welfare trap".
Why should Australian workers pay for the fact someone decided to have children and that a relationship didn't work out?
I also resent paying for those that keep having child after child knowing they can't support them. Lots of us don't or have a limit on the number of children we have because that is all we can support.
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