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    Default How long do single parenting payments take?

    Hi I am very recently separated and applied for single parenting payments from Centrelink (I applied online per their request) I was just hoping someone out there who has applied recently can tell me how long it took for you to be approved for the payments and the money to start being paid? I only have $100 left in my bank I'm getting nervous

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    They say there is a backlog of claims, and things do sadly always take longer at this time of year. When did you actually apply? It is definitely worth a phone call to tell them that you are worried about money, and to confirm that your claim has been received and is being processed. It will be backpaid from your date of claim but of course that doesn't help much right now.

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    It took two weeks for me, but if you go in and tell them your in EXTREME HARDSHIP they usually help you right away and if your down to your last $100 it sounds like you fit that category.

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