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    I got a letter last week informing me that I was getting a "raise". A whopping $6 a fortnight Whatever shall I do with all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBabyBoy View Post
    Not sure about this.
    I get "pensioner" rebates on certain utilites and also have a "Pensioner concession card" because I am on PPS. It's an interesting point. Either way, we miss out.
    Yes... but your utilities and concession entitlements aren't the ones writing the political budget releases...

    Discourse in policy/laws and political agenda is soooooo researched and scripted... nothing is said that hasn't been thought about and picked apart. Rest assured they would have thought long and hard about using the word 'pension'

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    I am on a part pension too but i coudn't care less if i don't get anything.

    I have received so much in the last couple of handouts.

    I am just grateful for what i have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I am on a part pension too but i coudn't care less if i don't get anything.

    I have received so much in the last couple of handouts.

    I am just grateful for what i have.
    Me too me too.... I am so very blessed to be as lucky as I am..... I am grateful that there is any incentive to study, other than my own motivation, as I certainly do not expect it....

    I feel sorry for those young people who desperately want a tertiary education, but who's parents earn too much for them to receive financial support, yet not enough to pay for their childrens education.....

    I am definitely grateful for all that I have and receive, as it could be a whole lot harder....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkydunks View Post
    The first time (december) we only got $1050 for DH....
    $1050 is half of the $2100 so I take it you're not a pensioner?

    If he was single he would have got $1400. If you both got eligible pensions you would have got $2100 TOTAL but because he has a pension and you don't but you're still a couple you got half... $1050.

    HTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetDreams View Post
    $1050 is half of the $2100 so I take it you're not a pensioner?

    If he was single he would have got $1400. If you both got eligible pensions you would have got $2100 TOTAL but because he has a pension and you don't but you're still a couple you got half... $1050.

    HTH!
    That does.....thank you.

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    Well I say YEE HA single parents - at least our family tax benefits etc. etc. are not based on anyone else's income.

    My ex was a but I reckon I would have divorced him for tax reasons now!!!!

    So reach for the sky - study, earn and prosper! ...and by the time the G lifts the freeze on Family Tax Benefits, WE can enjoy it all the more!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angike View Post
    I think it's unfortunate that our payments haven't gone up to fit in with the cost of living.

    Now that I'm not working, nor receiving child support , I'm really struggling.
    so am i
    i cant even afford warm clothes for me kids after rent food ad bills

    but we have it easy eh?
    god i hate people that think we have it easy

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    I find it a bit of a blow that for those of us who are passionate about staying home with our children not because we don't want to work but because we think children benefit more from a sahm mum have to live off approx $450 a week, lower then the minimum wage. So then we eventually are forced to go back to work and pay for the costs of childcare so end up not that much better off and our children are missing out on those benefits. Very sad.


 

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