I'm hoping for no judgement here! My partner and I each have a child of our own - we are a blended family. We would like to have a child together. I am on carers payment as our children have medical issues and he is on austudy studying his butt off trying to get us ahead in life.
We would like to have a child now whilst he is still studying due to fertility issues on my part, if we wait until he is finished studying I will be older and less likely to conceive. I know that sounds terrible and selfish to rely on centerlink but we also don't want to miss out on having a third child and ultimately we will be able to support the child once he has finished his studies.
So my question is... what happens to your payments when you have a third child, did your payment rise much? we can get by on what we currently receive but I'm concerned having a third child may actually lower our payments somehow?
I've been thinking of calling and asking but don't trust what they say as we have called them before and been given wrong info many times.