Does anyone know, if you were separating with your husband while on unpaid mat leave, would you have to go back to work sooner.
By that I mean if he isn't keen to pay your rent/utilities, you'd have to return sooner right?
Sorry for the novice question.
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06-12-2014 19:57 #1
Return to work early
06-12-2014 20:11 #2
Have you spoken to Centrelink to see what you're eligible for? I'm sorry your husband is being such a jerk. I'd also give child support a call.
Him being 'unwilling' means jack$h!t in the eyes of the law, quite frankly.
06-12-2014 20:16 #3
The sh*t only hit the fan today. Going to see family law next week and will give a call to centrelink as well.
06-12-2014 20:22 #4
We've had situations at work where someone on mat leave wants to come back early. We'd replaced them with someone else for the full term of their mat leave.
Fairwork told us we had to allow them to return.
Call Fairwork for advice and then notify your work that you'd like to come back
06-12-2014 20:24 #5
Your ex doesn't have to pay your rent or utilities, and you'd be very lucky to find one who will. He does, however, have to pay child support, and you will most likely be entitled to Parenting Payment Single as well as FTBs and possibly rent assistance. When you Pps you are also entitled to a discount on utilities.
Definitely give Centerlink and Child Support a call.
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06-12-2014 20:28 #6
I'll make some calls on Monday. Thanks @LotusMum
07-12-2014 06:33 #7Senior Member
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You will get single parent pension and it will be the max as you are not working. Family tax benefit a and b and rent assistance. The rent assistance isn't much but at least it is something. You don't have to go back to work until your youngest is 6 or 8 I always get confused. He doesn't have to pay your rent or utilities but you will get child support, which again isn't heaps but it is something. Give cent and child support a call. Good luck.
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07-12-2014 18:30 #8
If your on pps your activity tested when your child is between 6-8. It means that you'll still get the pps rate buy you have to look for work and do a certain amount of hours each fortnight to get payment or part of it.
If you go on the human services website there's a payment finder where you can put all your details in and it tells you most suitable payment for you.
You can then apply for everything online. But you would have to let Centre link know you've separated too because things get assessed differently then. And there will be firms that need filling in due to your separation.
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