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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Come on guys.

    The op came in for a vent. We are entitled to a vent weather we are on 100 a week or a million dollars a week.

    Really the op doesn't need to justify to us what she choose to spend their money on.

    She hasn't asked us for any money, just a place to vent.
    I'm happy for the OP to vent. I just don't like the fact an unfair comparisson was drawn. It's not easier or financially beneficial to be a single parent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    OP I've just gone onto the online calculators because I couldn't believe you were receiving such a low amount given your husband can't be earning much more than $30k a year if $270 is almost half his weekly wage.

    You should be entitled to around $350 PPP and over $400 FTB a fortnight.

    That would take your IN THE HAND income to the equivalent of a family earning $60k gross (so approx $49k net).

    I assume your husband's income fluctuates a bit, but when you look at it from this perspective it's not quite so bad on Centrelink's part.
    Yeah my understanding is your PPP is only touched when partner's income hits 1100 p/f. Which would fully correspond with your figure. You should be getting 350 PP, over 400 FTB which with your DH's income OP, makes 2k clear per fortnight? Maybe you need to see CL if you aren't getting that OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I don't think it is fair to take a stab at single parents. It's just as hard, if not harder as there isn't that option of 2 incomes when you are on your own. I know my earning potential was much greater and dependence on welfare was much lower when partnered.

    Is there any reason you aren't getting an exemption or claiming child support? I would look at addressing this issue to increase the amount you receive per fn.

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    Not taking a stab at all saying I've looked at it n was on single parent pension before & I was better off than we are now.
    Yes there is a reasoning not claiming child support I have looked at it n they won't give me am exemption

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    Single parent pension is around 1100 for 2 kids. You are almost double better off. I would look at your outgoings, and maybe look at giving up smoking, or at least cut down to a pouch a fortnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Not taking a stab at all saying I've looked at it n was on single parent pension before & I was better off than we are now.
    Yes there is a reasoning not claiming child support I have looked at it n they won't give me am exemption
    I don't see how that is possible?

    Have you seen a social worker at Centrelink about an exemption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I don't see how that is possible?

    Have you seen a social worker at Centrelink about an exemption?

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    Yes I have seen a social worker they don't think my reasons for not claiming child support are good enough.

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    Jagamoe is entitled to come here to vent without people jumping down her throat giving unhelpful opinions if you don't have anything helpful to say why bother saying anything at all...she was simply saying that $7 won't cover anything and to see that that's all she's being paid was a shock and of course jagamoe and her dp will most likely reevaluate their budget and spending but come on if I saw I was only being paid $7 Id freak out and want to vent too...just saying

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    Can't anyone come on here anymore to have a vent without people getting all uppity (not sure if that's even a word ha!) twice today I've seen people getting all bent out of shape over someone's vent. Geez.

    Don't like, don't agree, fine but let people vent. Holy bejesus. Remind me never to vent on BH again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Yes I have seen a social worker they don't think my reasons for not claiming child support are good enough.
    Can you see a different, more understanding social worker? I know some of them can be massive arses but if you stumble across the right one you might have more luck?
    I had my exemption granted within minutes of walking in the door and no real questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Can't anyone come on here anymore to have a vent without people getting all uppity (not sure if that's even a word ha!) twice today I've seen people getting all bent out of shape over someone's vent. Geez.

    Don't like, don't agree, fine but let people vent. Holy bejesus. Remind me never to vent on BH again.
    I think most people have been trying to help the OP. Her payment was incredibly low given their minimal income. People wanted to ensure she wasn't being short changed.

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