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    Default Spin Off - Are you dependent on government support?

    With lots of threads circulating about the proposed changes to FTB, I'm curious to know how many people genuinely depend on this money? Are you worried about the proposed changes? Will it greatly impact your family? What steps do you think you will take if the changes go ahead?

    Currently we do not get FTB, however we utilize the child care benefit and rebate.

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    I don't get FTB but I do claim CCR and did claim ppl. I could have survived without ppl but I would have had to adjust my plans (take less time off work). If CCR gets cut then hubby and I will find it tough but would hopefully cope by cutting back our days at work and tightening our budget.

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    No I dont depend on it, and I'm not overly fussed about the changes. I don't feel it will make a massive impact on us.

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    We don't get FTB and my children are not in day care, so we don't depend on anything from the government.

    I do think it's awful that they want to take away these payments or reduce them. I have many friends who will be struggling if they follow through on this.

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    Would be fine with no FTB, but could not cope without CCR and CCB since I have 3 children in daycare to be able to work. Without CCR and CCB I wouldn't be able to work, and then I WOULD rely on FTB.
    If they were to cut CCR, CCB and FTB, we would have to sell our house because I couldn't work, and wouldn't be able to afford the mortgage payments on DH's wage alone.

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    At this point in time, my family isn't likely to be impacted by the proposed changes. I am entitled to some FTB, though am not reliant on it in any way, so we chose to claim it as a lump sum. I'm also a SAHM and don't make use of childcare so any changes to CCR/CCB will not impact on us either.

    But, just because my family is not likely to be impacted, does not mean that I agree with any changes!

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    We receive CCR and I'm also getting PPL at the moment.

    We would have coped without PPL but it would have been very tight. If there is a change to CCR we will need to reconsider my return to work plans as it will be tough having two in care (three days a week). We would most likely reduce days rather than take them out all together.

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    I dont get FTB of any kind, or CCR etc ...

    but I do get more than my fair share out of the pharmaceutical benefits scheme

    One thing I want to say ...

    Welfare is not a dirty word
    . Its not something people should be ashamed of. Its the government helping citizens who need it most.

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    Yes, I greatly rely on FTB, CCB and CCR. I am a single parent working full time of 1 school aged child.

    If any of the payments I currently receive were reduced- I would be very close to having to pick up a 2nd job- unsure of what kind of job, as I said I currently work full time as it is and last time I checked, there's no daycare for a night shift job or a weekend job.

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    No, not personally. We only get CCR. Last year when I had two in day care, any cuts to CCR would have impacted a lot on our budget. But now we only have one in care we could wear it.
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