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    I'm struggling to get an idea of what i will be able to afford in rent/living when my husband and i separate. Can anybody help me with whether $350 rent per week would be possible if i am on single parenting payments and not working for a year with two toddlers? My ex would probably only have $50000 income from last year so I'm unsure what his payments to me will be. I've used centrelink estimators but still a bit unclear. Is anyone in a similar situation who can guide me? I need to get a rental but it's difficult when i don't know what my income will be with everything included.

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    Hi, don't think Im much help as im trying to work through the same thing. Ive been told that rent should't be more than 60% of your income. You may be also able to apply for rental assistance? Im booked in to see a social worker from centerlink on friday. It's all soo confusing to me. maybe you should try n do up a budget with rent, food, phone, car, electricty etc and see how it looks.. Don't know if ive helped that much.

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    Thanks. Yep i agree. It's hard to figure out. I live hundreds of kms from centrelink office so face to face is hard. I didn't know they had social workers. That might be worth investigating too. I have made a monthly budget like you said. I agree it's a good idea. Have you done it? Mine looks pretty bleak. I looked at a house to rent today and will have to try to do an application without all the financial info. Real estate lady said a cover letter explaining some things
    should be fine. This time in my life is such a grey area! I hope you're going ok. Its all pretty crappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Rreg View Post
    Hi, don't think Im much help as im trying to work through the same thing. Ive been told that rent should't be more than 60% of your income. You may be also able to apply for rental assistance? Im booked in to see a social worker from centerlink on friday. It's all soo confusing to me. maybe you should try n do up a budget with rent, food, phone, car, electricty etc and see how it looks.. Don't know if ive helped that much.
    Rent should be 30% of income. You wouldnt get a place otherwise.

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    Look up NRAS. You might be eligible for it. It's easy to apply online. Not sure if you would find available rentals where you live but it's a substantial saving on rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Rent should be 30% of income. You wouldnt get a place otherwise.
    Oops sorry that probably sounds better..

    I'm casual so a little more tricky. I was looking at a host for $370 which didn't leave me with much but the girls cld walk to school which is what I'm needing/wanting as I was work. Yes a very scarey uncertain time.my hours have also been cut. so I'm yet to take that plunge although I wished I world have just applied for that rental.$370 is that Max in my budget for rental but in this area They are $400 plus which I can't afford

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