I know its ridiculous! I did an estimate online for us and we are entitled to about $130 a fortnight! Wtf! Im definitely going to have to return to work.even for a couple days a week after my year of Mat leave finishes cos theres no way we can afford me not to
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It's frustrating you have debts and expenses, but you aren't without means or support.
ETA: if your dp is earning about $650 a week (gross) he should only paying about $65 claiming tax free threshold and no hecs etc.
Last edited by Mod-Zeddie; 30-08-2013 at 21:44.
I totally get why you're feeling deflated by the situation, we were in a really, really shiz situation about 4 years ago, but we pushed through, worked our butts off, ate noodles too often and sacrificed loads to get ahead. In the end it was the only solution.
Good luck OP. I hope you can work something out.
We had a time where we had $500, we were left with $20 each week after groceries bills etc.......we had no assistance from the government and just made it work. We didn't have any luxuries and we literally slept on a mattress on the floor......maybe be great full you get any help from the government and not complain when you receive so much from the ftb.....
Sorry, I don't usually reply to these types of threads but I must say I do find it a bit frustrating when people whinge about their financial situation when they are receiving a couple of hundred dollars a week in FTB. What more do you expect from the government?
As others have pointed out with govt payments it seems you are getting cash in hand a reasonable amount to support a family.
If you desire more income earn it as everyone else does. While I understand venting about the rising costs of living, I am struggling to understand where this sense of entitlement to government funds comes from.
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