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    Hey these are the MAXIMUM base rates if both members of the couple are unemployed. So if your hubby works it's much less. Single mums also get a larger sum of parenting payment. They definitely get more.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalasmooch View Post
    Hey these are the MAXIMUM base rates if both members of the couple are unemployed. So if your hubby works it's much less. Single mums also get a larger sum of parenting payment. They definitely get more.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards
    Are you a single parent? How do you know?

    Just asking, not trying to be rude

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    I believe that OP doesn't qualify for centrelink payments, only family tax benefits due to her residency status
    (Correct me if I'm wrong)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Are you a single parent? How do you know?

    Just asking, not trying to be rude
    I was for a while in the beginning I was on SPP when DS was first born, it was how I managed to put myself through high school at 17 with a newborn. Luckily for me eventually DH grew up a little and we were able to live together and family.


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    OP and anyone else confused the information is readily available here to anyone, single or not 😉

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...-part-a-part-b


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    Do you get FTB B? If you were working when partnered, I imagine you wouldn't have as the cut off for eligibility is rather low. Now as a single income family you should be entitled though.
    Something else to consider is if you separated during a financial year, you would probably be paid at a somewhat reduced rate for the remainder of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstuilawa View Post
    Not true, I was on parenting payment partnered with a husband who was unfairly dismissed from his job and is unable to receive payments because his residency is still being processed.
    That's an exception to the rule, in most cases the other half would qualify for a payment. If you read blissed out's post she also doesn't qualify for parenting payments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstuilawa View Post
    That's such a big difference are you working part time and earning 'too much'?
    See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by blissfulfairy View Post
    I believe that OP doesn't qualify for centrelink payments, only family tax benefits due to her residency status
    (Correct me if I'm wrong)

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    Bingo. Can't leave the country (without abandoning my kids), can't access basic safety nets like social services (aside from tax benefits).

    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Do you get FTB B? If you were working when partnered, I imagine you wouldn't have as the cut off for eligibility is rather low. Now as a single income family you should be entitled though.
    Something else to consider is if you separated during a financial year, you would probably be paid at a somewhat reduced rate for the remainder of the year.

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    I was a FT SAHM before the split, we got full rate of FTB-B then and I get the exact same amount of FTB-B now. It's just Rental Assistance and FTB-A that drop once you're single.

    I think it's wrong to look at the overall picture and say 'oh, well single parents get more overall', as it's not a lump payment, they are each specific payments for specific things.


    Rental Assistance should not be lower for a single parent than partnered parents.

    Child Support should not impact on FTB-A rates unless Child Support + Income tips the single parent's income over the threshold.

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    Big hugs OP whilst I haven't personally experienced this, my husband suffered massively prior to his partner visa being granted. The things that can't be accessed is ridiculous, especially when they just lump everyone into the same group and don't take individual situations and circumstances into consideration.

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    Thanks.

    It's horrible, but my lot is 'good' compared to a lot of the women I meet through a charity I help with.

    There are women who 'choose' to stay in DV situations, as women's refuges can't take them, Centrelink can't help them, but they can't take their children out of the country, so staying in an awful situation becomes preferable to abandoning your children, or living in your car with your children becomes preferable to that. It's disgusting.



    But that's a whole different topic.

    The rates I have above are the max rate for everyone, not just myself, my residency status has no bearing on them.
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