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    FTB B is based on the secondary income - so if one parent works and one is a SAHP then they will receive the maximum FTB B. DP earns over the threshold to receive FTB A but we still get $140pfn FTB B for 2 children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    I would like to know how they are receiving centre link assistance if their income is $100,000. How does the op really know what this person is earning? Having 2 properties doesn't mean they have a rental property that is earning them money, it could be vacant land. I wouldn't call earning $100,000 poverty. But people need to consider that they don't know what others expenses are, they could be paying a variety of things such as lawyers fees, medical expenses, hex debt , paying for study etc. Just because to some $100,000 is a lot of money doesn't mean that those earning it aren't living within their means when they have a gripe. No one has a clue about others expenses, their money may be paying for expenses out of their control.
    You do understand what poverty is, don't you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    You do understand what poverty is, don't you??
    Huh??? She said in her post that it wasn't.

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    Um wtf??? Def not poverty. What a whinger

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    Surely they were being ironic?

    Just shows how materialistic and greedy people are getting when 100+k is 'below the poverty line'. I think maybe they need to swap lives with a single mum living off 15k getting no CS and then reassess....

    And as to the argument - you don't know what their debts are... urrmm live within your means? it's ridiculous for a middle income family that are keeping up with the jones with debts they *choose* to have, to be actually saying they are poor bc they have to have 'stuff'. Sorry zero sympathy from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    That wasn't the case for us. After my husbands accident at the time I worked full time and he couldn't. We got absolutely nothing from centre link because we earned too much. All benefits were cut out once I started working a second job and hit earning $94,000 or thereabouts.
    I thought you were against people receiving centrelink benefits? Or is it just those that aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    The only thing it's relative to is living beyond your means. I understand the notion of asset rich and cash poor. Calling it "poverty" is offensive to anybody living in the real world who is struggling to eat, not struggling to one up themselves in their preferred suburb.

    Wants and needs are very different, it's living without the things you need which classify it as poverty.
    Completely agree

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    OP refer your friend to this woman. She will sort them out: http://www.oprah.com/money/Suze-Orma...inancial-Startimage.jpg

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    Pp's had said this, but there is this "middle class poor" mentality in Australia that is kinda nuts.
    I have so many friends with large mortgages, car loans for new cars every 5 years, furniture on finance.....

    You can earn all the money you want, but if you spend your time trying to keep up with the proverbial Joneses, nothing will ever be enough.

    I don't think 100000/y is rich, but it certainly isn't breadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I don't feel like we give anywhere near the poverty line.

    It is all a matter of living within your means.
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