I am hoping for some clarification. At the beginning of the year I started a course in hopes of re-skilling after raising my daughter. I was living alone and receiveing Parenting Paymen Single, but had to move to study. As I couldn't find a house (rental market is BRUTAL!), I moved in with my boyfriend's mum, who has a 3 bed house to herself. After a month or so of living there, my boyfriend has his hours cut right back at work, and couldn't afford to live where he was, so he moved in with us.
I advised Centrelink of this, and was transferred to Austudy with FTB, at a SEVERELY reduced rate. As you can imagine, being forced into a living situation we hadn't really had a chance to discuss, things are proving stressful, and we're both struggling A LOT financially. Things are at breaking point (his mum wants us out- well, me at least ...) and therefore I am wanting to move out into my own place, but I'm worried they'll make me stay on Austudy and the reduced rate of FTB and I'll be just as, if not more broke. I'm also concerned they may think we are trying to scam the system.
Can anyone tell me whether I will be able to be transferred back to Parenting Payment, or if they will consider us a couple even if we're living apart?
Thanks In Advance!
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02-05-2012 22:47 #1Junior Member
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02-05-2012 23:02 #2
As long as you can prove you are not living together and do not share living expenses bills, groceries, etc you should go back to your original rate of. Pay , good luck
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02-05-2012 23:38 #3Senior Member
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I would ask centre link or family assistance office for advice. When I was pregnant I could'nt get any assistance because my bf was "emotionally" supporting me. We lived apart and had seperate finances but it didn't matter because we lived together before.
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