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    I thought you could be working or studying ?

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    Default PPS - participation requirements when your child is 6-8

    You can be study but it has to be for a certain amount of hours a week as well. They need to see the proof that you are studying.
    Also remember they are now putting you on new start payment when your child turns 6. This happened to a friend she is losing 150 a fortnight due to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantmore View Post
    You can be study but it has to be for a certain amount of hours a week as well. They need to see the proof that you are studying.
    Also remember they are now putting you on new start payment when your child turns 6. This happened to a friend she is losing 150 a fortnight due to it.
    It's new start when your child turns 8 if you are a single parent. It's 6 if you are on parenting payment partnered.

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    Default Re: PPS - participation requirements when your child is 6-8

    Does it affect the family tax benefit at all or just pp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I thought you could be working or studying ?
    I think it's 20 hours a week to be classed as a FT student. They are making the rules harder to comply with though. I was told to receive assistance i must be moving foward in study. So if i've already completed a cert IV, i would only be granted assistance if studying at a diploma level or above.

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    Hmm, I have a double bachelors degree, somehow don't think they will fund me doing masters/doctorate...!

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    Sorry i just realised this was in the single parents section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Oh ok. So does the job seeking agency look for work for you? How reasonable are they? Do they take your personal circumstances into account (for example, would they make you apply for jobs a two hour drive away, jobs that don't work with the aftercare hours available, things like that)?
    I'm not a single parent, but my partner has been in job network for 10 years (ie. he's the person who hassles people to get jobs).

    From what I understand, your job-seeking requirements depend on how long you've been receiving newstart and the attitude of the job network provider and your consultant. When my partner was an employment consultant, he was pretty soft and he wouldn't push people for jobs if the hours didn't suit, particularly if they were parents. But other consultants can be more ruthless, depending on how keen the offices are to get claims and move people off their books. Some also lie to clients about what their obligations are, or threaten to report them to centrelink, when they know centrelink wouldn't do anything anyway.

    But, ultimately, if you tow the line, look for the requisite number of hours work, it's generally okay. And if they refer you for a job interview, rather than refusing it, you just make sure you screw up the interview so you don't get the job through not fault of your own. If you work the system, you can cruise along on the dole for a while without too much hassle from what I understand.

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    Default PPS - participation requirements when your child is 6-8

    Just thought I'd clarify, I currently work full time and have never received PPS. My current contract ends in a few weeks and I'm just looking at worst case scenarios for if I don't find another job straight away. I'm certainly not looking to "cruise along on the dole" lol.

    Thanks everyone for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Just thought I'd clarify, I currently work full time and have never received PPS. My current contract ends in a few weeks and I'm just looking at worst case scenarios for if I don't find another job straight away. I'm certainly not looking to "cruise along on the dole" lol.

    Thanks everyone for your input!
    And here I was thinking you were giving up the joys of law for the dole, lol.

    I don't think you have much to worry about - you would be their dream client as you would be motivated to get your own job.


 

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