Be warned I am frustrated and teary.
Every time I try and sort out dd1 centrelink payments I get conflicting advice or just freaking plain wrong advice.
I am so over it. For over a month I have been trying to work out what payment she should be on.
I have rang or gone so many times and each time I get told a different thing. They tell this is the plan. So I try to do that and get told no. It doesn't work that way. Or they shouldn't have said that. Or yes you can do this and that as her nominee than I go to do it and say no she has to do it. She can't do it. They know that they have letters apon letters from Dr say no she can't do that.
Today they simply said yes its a hard place but to bad.
Seriously her Dr's says they thinks she is to sick to study.
She is too young for sickness benefits
She works casually so she can't get disability pension. Mind you without her very understanding employer who has bent over backwards to help her continue to work.
She can't work full time due to her illness.
She can do job seeker because she couldn't do the phone interview or contact interview due to a illness.
She can't stay a student if she can't study next year.
I spent ages pouring over forms trying to get the right info. Chasing down Doctors etc. .. So I head in to hand in the forms only to be told she is 2 mths to young for this. She doesn't qualify. And she doesn't qualify for help anywhere because she has a mental illness that is hard to understand. She too young or works part time etc..
Here I was thinking that what their goal was. You know to support people with disabilities to work.
We all know you live on 10 hours a week right. For heavens sake that won't even cover 1/2 of her rent not even thinking of food or transport or even meds.
I was sitting there in tears today.
They even had the hide to ask me why I haven't moved to her because you know I up end the other 5 kids and hubby give up his job and leave a half built house and move to the other side of country just like that. Right.
Why am I not there now if she is that sick. Um because I have 5 other kids. I did go but had to come home.
Than she told me to apply for carers. So after 1 her wait on the phone than 2 he wait at one centrelink I drive to another centrelink (because my town they only deal with certain things) only to wait another hour to be laughed at as there is no way I qualify as I thought. We don't live together.
Mental illness sucks.
It's hard enough to have a child who is so sick (suicidal) without adding all this stress to it.
Why can't they be consistent. I could work with them if they didn't keep moving the goal posts. For heaven sake if they just stayed on the one dam field would help.
Sorry for rant. I am just so dammed confused and so teary.