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    Default Teens with mental issues

    Hi all, new to this forum but would love others opinion. I have taken on an unofficial foster situation this year. It was agreed $70 per week, to cover food, but that has not been forthcoming as the teen has not found a job and yet the parent will not provide financial support. To end the situation would see her have to return hm. There is a good chance, based on the teens history, that they will decline in terms of mental health (anxiety and self harming). I’m starting to feel my generosity is being taken advantage of but would not like to see them suffer as a result of me calling an end to the living arrangements (at my house). Thoughts? And thx.

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    What about support through Centrelink? If the teen is old enough and not living at home I’m sure they might be eligible for youth allowance of some sort. I’m not sure about the rules around family tax etc.

    I would suggest the teen and yourself visit Centrelink and talk to a social worker.


 

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