Considering separating with my husband to get single parent pension
Answered 1 year ago
I'm about to lose my job, it's full time and my company is going to freeze our entitlements so we can't even take our paid annual leave and as it stands we are not eligible for any kind of government assistance but we are also struggling financially and just making ends meet as it is, I guess we are what they mean when people refer to "the working poor". I want to move out with the kids in to a family members property so I can claim single parent pension until the world finds some kind of normality, My husband can keep paying the house and utilities while I feed and clothe the kids.
Is this idea totally crazy? Morally skewed? Legal?
Have an answer?
I lost my job yesterday. I am now unemployed. And yes it sucks, it's going to be hard. But I am not prepared to do something illegal. We will manage. It will be very tight but we will manage.
Don't split, it will cause more stress to your kids who are coming to terms with job losses from parent/s and then a divorce. If caught Centrelink will make you pay if back anyway with a large fine.
You may be eligible for Newstart soon depending your hubbys income. Talk to them about it. Even if he earns too much for a full payment you may get a part one. You may be able to access an additional financial hardship Centrelink payment and can apply to get $10 000 from your super if you are struggling.
Don't feel bad about paying for your Dad's chemo as having family alive and well is more important. Money troubles will eventually pass and you'll be thankful for having him here.
It’s about to go up to $1100 odd a fortnight. It’s not much, but it might help. You may find you are eligible now as they have removed a lot of the criteria.
If you meds to speak to your mortgage probably Oder, utilities providers, make sure you mention that you have lost your job due to the Corona virus ( yes, you must say corona virus) they all have new policies that will be able to help you
Help is coming so please be patient. You need to be strong for your babies. You'll be ok ❤