A friend of mine is in a situation - let me explain.
She is a Mum to one child and works but also receives some centrelink allowances as a single parent.
She is getting married to her lovely DF later this year. They don't as yet live together and her DF owns a house and she is renting a house. They are currently looking to sell his house (too small for them all) and buy a suitable home.
She is very worried that if they don't manage to do this before the wedding they will be in a very tricky financial position trying to pay for 2 houses. At the minute she can afford her house on her own and he pays the mortgage on his but once they are married her single parent money will obviously be no longer and they will be left trying to pay for both until they can buy a new home. Does that make sense?
Can someone advise me on whether there is some kind of allowance for this type of interim circumstance? As in, they are now married, but not living together? and so she would still receive the payments (in addition to her own income) so that she can continue to pay for her house until the can move!