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    Hi everyone.

    I am wondering if anyone has advice for this mother - she's left this comment on one of our blog posts and I don't know how to answer it. Wondering if anyone else can help (either by posting here or answering on the blog post: http://www.bubhub.com.au/hubbub-blog...ents/#comments). It would be most appreciated.

    Hi, I was just wondering if you could help me out with a few questions.

    I was wondering how many payments I can apply for and what actual payments I should claim for.
    Iā€™m a single mother, unemployed and living at home with my parents.

    Also would my baby get a separate payment from me or not? Sorry if I sound silly, first time mummy to be.

    Thanks šŸ™‚


    TIA!

    BH-Ed

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    FTB A & B
    Newborn upfront payment/newborn supplement
    Parenting payment single
    Child Support
    Rent Assistance (if she is paying a share of the rent or board at her parents' house)
    Pension/low income health care card.

    As long as she fills out relevant paperwork with Centrelink, Child Support Agency and registers her baby's birth with Births, Deaths & Marriages, Centrelink and CSA will put her on the payments she is eligible for.

    ETA all payments will go directly to the mother

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    • #3
      Awesome! Thanks [MENTION=103495]atomicmama[/MENTION]

      I will let her know that someone has replied. It is all very confusing so this will help enormously!

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      • #4
        She should also read the eligibility for Paid Parental Leave. Depending on how long she has been unemployed and her employment history she may be eligible for this instead of newborn upfront payment/supplement.

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        • #5
          Also she may not get rent assistance if living at home with her parents. A friends daughter in exactly the same boat was unable to get rent assistance as she was living with her parent s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pixie Dust View Post
            She should also read the eligibility for Paid Parental Leave. Depending on how long she has been unemployed and her employment history she may be eligible for this instead of newborn upfront payment/supplement.
            Very good point! Thanks for helping out! Much appreciated!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by babybeeno1 View Post
              Also she may not get rent assistance if living at home with her parents. A friends daughter in exactly the same boat was unable to get rent assistance as she was living with her parent s
              Thanks babybeeno. That sounds right. Maybe only worth checking out if her parents are also renting? Thanks for your help. Very appreciated

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BH-editor View Post
                Thanks babybeeno. That sounds right. Maybe only worth checking out if her parents are also renting? Thanks for your help. Very appreciated
                I think there are a few factors that come in to play.

                As I said though, as long as she fills out all of the necessary paperwork, they should be able to work out what payments she is eligible for

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                • #9
                  Maybe see a social worker? They could help?

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