Child support is for the cost of raising children(clothes, school etc), not to help pay for an adults way because theyre unemployed & living at home.
I'd hope that BOTH parents would want to help out their adult daughter/son when in need, and it shouldnt come down to "more CS". I know this sounds hypocritical but its just how I see it.
Like this scenario - son is 20, has worked 2 years FT then the business goes under. He only gets 2 months credit, so has to wait 4 months for Newstart. He's going out every single day, cold calling, applying for every single job in the area. Nothing. He can't pay his rent and bills on zero money so moves home with mum who is divorced from his father. It's a rather unfortunate and crappy situation, but why should the mother be saddled with the cost of feeding and clothing their son? Parenting doesn't stop at 18.
Now I could understand if the son was just bludging his way through life, that his father may tell his mother, don't let him move in, you are enabling him. But in the scenario just given, what is she to do?
The analysis shows that if the income of a single parent with two children increases from $45,000 to $50,000 a year, their disposable income will increase by only $1706.
Single parents with kids over 6 will not get FTB part B but will be eligible for a new supplement of $750 per child for kids between 6 + 12. But this is only payable if your income is under $48,000. if you earn $48,001 ... you get nothing.
where is the incentive for Single Parents to earn anything? To try and help get themselves out of the never ending cycle of poverty?
Last edited by BH-KatiesMum; 27-05-2014 at 09:16.
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