Single mum of 9 year old with one on the way. Bub number 2 was not planned and in a very sticky situation, remaining hopeful that we will work things out and something might develope however I need to look at the current situation.
Just before i found out I was pregnant after being told I wasn't I canceled my new start allowance as I had a full time job that wasn't paying me enough to stop my new start payments and causing more issues that's good. Eg working a 42 hr week but yet having to look for work cause I didn't earn enough in that job.
I have been putting away savings and trying to pay off debt as much as I can before Bub gets here but at the end of the day i won't have income once Bub gets here.
My question is I know I'm able to receive single parent payment and family tax a and b but will it just be maximum rate even with having a second child due to his age? As that seems to be what the calculators online tell me or is there a supplement I have to claim as well.
So confused I got sent forms of what I can claim and it was single parent, family tax, newborn, new start and parental leave 😩 Surely I can't get them all.
I'm just trying to work out how we will honestly live and if I'm better to once again go back to work straight after bubs born 😢