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    Default child care,stay at home dad,single parent,needs help

    Hi people ,I'm looking for info , on what would a single dad with full custody ,get if he quit his job too stay at home and mind his 2 yr old daughter , example:rent assist ,and is the such of a payment like dole available , I've never been on any payment ,and wouldn't know what too do, I've been working six day weeks and my daughter is in day care 5 days which is getting hard on both of us ,as we are up every morning at six am and back at 6 pm , so what payment could I get and how much roughly ,all advice accepted thank you :-)

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    I'd assume its the same as a single mum?? So I believe it's about $900 per fortnight with one child?? That's what I was getting before I was working. That includes single parent payment, family tax, rent assistance. Plus would you get child support from the mother??

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    Full Single parenting Payment is $685 a f/n +
    family tax a & b for 1 child + full rent assisitance adds up to $458 f/n

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    Hmm not sure why I didn't get that much??

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    The mother is not working , so its about 900 per f/n ,doesn't leave much with 320 dollar rent pw thanks very much :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Hmm not sure why I didn't get that much??
    Ftb changes depending how much child support you receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Ftb changes depending how much child support you receive.
    Yep, no child support here. There have also been some increases lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Hmm not sure why I didn't get that much??
    Ftb changes depending how much child support you receive.

    Also, you would get rent assistance and you can earn up to $200 a week gross (I think) without it affecting your payments. Is it possible to reduce your work hours?

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    I receive $90 per month child support so that's not much compared to how much less I was getting from Centrelink I wouldn't have thought? Oh well

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    Also by getting in touch with foodbanks your bills would be lower, my friend in Qld received so many groceries she was overwhelmed. Maybe finding cheaper accommodation would help so you could save a bit, and joining inexpensive playgroups would give you both a bit of respite and other dads to chat to especially on bubhub


 

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