Let me start this off by saying I am very appreciative of what centrelink do for ppl and I'm not bagging them out.
My partner and I broke up about a month ago and I called centrelink the next day as I will now have to get on a parenting payment. (I am now a single mother) my x was not my child's other parent they are not in the picture.
Anyway centre link said that's fine sent me out paper work etc I have filled it all in and had my interview last monday all they need to do now is ring my reference.
My question is how long does it usually take to start a payment like this? It's now been a month.. There is only so much I can do on a part time wage.. My credit card is starting to get quite a work out and as of yesterday my savings has gone.