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    Default **spin off** what do you consider your income?

    I often see people declaring that they live off an income of "XYZ" and live comfortably with heaps of kids etc.

    When you say what your income is...do you include government benefits and include the amount you get from them?

    ie DH earns about $X k pa and i get about $Yk in child support plus just over $ Z k in ftb so i say our family income is about $X+Y+Z k.

    I see people say they get $30k or $50k...and I when I hear what they afford from that i wonder if they are underplaying their income by not including government assistance.
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    This occurred to me as well......

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    My yearly income is around $30-$32k - that's pps, ftb and cs. Its a relatively comfortable existence.

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    I consider our yearly income everything we get so all gov support as well

    But I have a real hatred for ppl who say they are getting paid/pay day is x day when referring to centrelink benefit.

    To me getting paid implies earning a wage and centrelink benefits are a totally different form of payment.

    I know it's justo linguistic but me. I say I'm getting paid from work and I'm receiving centrelink benefit kinda thing but do consider it income in the sense if what we live off as opposed to income earnt iykwim

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    I don't like saying how much we earn, but if I do, it is without any benefits.

    My husband is self employed, so we just get our benefits at the end if financial year because

    1) we often don't qualify for it
    2) my husband's income is unpredictable, especially being self employed. I don't want a centrelink debt if we underestimate

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    Of course, it's still income!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    I consider our yearly income everything we get so all gov support as well

    But I have a real hatred for ppl who say they are getting paid/pay day is x day when referring to centrelink benefit.

    To me getting paid implies earning a wage and centrelink benefits are a totally different form of payment.

    I know it's justo linguistic but me. I say I'm getting paid from work and I'm receiving centrelink benefit kinda thing but do consider it income in the sense if what we live off as opposed to income earnt iykwim
    Hatred? That's quiet strong language.

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    I include my benefits


    But i dont think i need to say "next monday is my welfare day" lol odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    I consider our yearly income everything we get so all gov support as well

    But I have a real hatred for ppl who say they are getting paid/pay day is x day when referring to centrelink benefit.

    To me getting paid implies earning a wage and centrelink benefits are a totally different form of payment.

    I know it's justo linguistic but me. I say I'm getting paid from work and I'm receiving centrelink benefit kinda thing but do consider it income in the sense if what we live off as opposed to income earnt iykwim

    I would not go as far as hatred....but, i do sort of agree...which is why i refer to it as income and not "pay".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I don't like saying how much we earn, but if I do, it is without any benefits.

    My husband is self employed, so we just get our benefits at the end if financial year because

    1) we often don't qualify for it
    2) my husband's income is unpredictable, especially being self employed. I don't want a centrelink debt if we underestimate
    This is us. We dont qualify for any of the 'means tested' assistance.

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