My partner and I have decided to separate. We have been together for seven years and have two children (6 & 3). We live in remote S.A and he works full time. I am a SAHM (and have been since our eldest was born) and am studying my Bachelor degree full time (online). We have one car between us and no savings (it has been a tough year).
I have no money to come up with a bond to move out and I have no family other than my ex-partner and his family. If I apply for centrelink single parenting will they approve it or do I have to wait until I move out? I don't want to be stuck here, it is not fair for me, my ex or our children to just stay together because of logistics. We are not sharing a bed, have separate bank accounts and are doing separate household chores. I haven't told anyone yet, it is very fresh and I want to sort out what I am going to do before I upset my girls.
I am not currently on any centrelink payments, I receive FTB A and B.
Sorry if this has not made a lot of sense, I'm over-emotional and feel very alone. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks