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Do you feel left out?

Answered 2 years ago

I know the government is doing well to try and help but my nineteen year old daughter lost both her casual jobs and receives no help at all. One job was giving her at least 20 hours per week and the other around ten hours per week. She’d been at both for ten months. They worked well with her studies. Now she has no money at all coming in. She has bills to pay and a car to run. It seems unfair that she gets no help but people who were already on the dole get help and pensioners who are no worse off get help.


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2 years ago
If she is in home without job, and if she is paying bills ( I am assuming she is paying car loan..) ,
Why she can't sell the car now and buy one later when she got a good job ...?

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2 years ago
Redraw super?

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2 years ago
Jobseeker or Austudy ?

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2 years ago
If she can’t get either due to her living with you it means your income is too high and they expect you to support her

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2 years ago
Or maybe she can ‘move in’ with a family member or friend and claim a payment

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2 years ago
She’s not entitled to anything as my husband earns too much. Yet he’s in sales and commissions are down so his pay has dropped. He and I don’t qualify for any assistance. Doesn’t seem fair that just because we are her parents that we should have to pay her bills for her. She’s an adult. We will be supporting her, but just saying I thinks it’s unfair she’s missed out on help.

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2 years ago
Its a liberal government. they dont care about casuals.

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2 years ago
I think there a lot of gaps in all these payments. My husband is self employed and he likely won’t be able to afford to pay himself this month, his priority is paying his employees first. Due to criteria and the growth his business had in the last 12 months he doesn’t qualify for job keeper payments yet.
I’m a casual nurse and my work dried up the second elective surgeries were cancelled. Because I wasn’t officially stood down and am technically still employed I don’t qualify for job seeker payments. Fortunately we were ahead on our mortgage and have been able to redraw from that, but it seems crazy to be redrawing off our mortgage Just so we can make our minimum weekly mortgage payments.
I’m glad surgeries are starting back up again now, but it will take time to build my work hours back up to what they were pre Covid.

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2 years ago
Theres gaps because the payments are about supporting small buisinesses they dont actually care that much about individuals.

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2 years ago
I had to extend my maternity leave 6 months but cant apply for any payment as I technically still have a job. But I don't feel left out, at least I still have a job to back to so Im lucky there.

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2 years ago
Exactly

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2 years ago
Exactly , how lucky we are in Australia ...

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2 years ago
I'm in the same boat as this, but financially I'm drowning because i have no more savings and cannot get a payment.

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2 years ago
Yes you are lucky. Others are not.

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2 years ago
I wouldn't say 6 months with unexpected loss of income is lucky at all but much better than no job I guess

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2 years ago
^exactly - the first commenter was trying to be positive and some are digging the boot in. Shes well aware some others are worse off, she said that for heavens sake!

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2 years ago
There are people so much more worse off you. Look after your flesh & blood & stop with the hard done by attitude. Make adjustments.

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2 years ago
You should stop with the bitchy attitude. There’s always someone worse off but right now she’s clearly struggling. Not fair her girl misses out but dole bludgers get help. And she said multiple times that she is helping her girl out but she is struggling on a lower wage too.

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2 years ago
Hmmm bitchy attitude...interesting

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2 years ago
It's hard to hear the truth sometimes especially when you're resisting

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2 years ago
^^^ you’ve been watching too much dr Phil.

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2 years ago
Lol dr phil again. You people are a riot.

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2 years ago
Sell the car

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2 years ago
Could her employer get jobkeeper for her? It’s a shit situation. I’ve been on single parent pension since December last year when I lost my job and I will still get the extra $550 a fortnight. I think it’s bullshit that I get it since I didn’t lose my job to corona, and even though I can’t get another one until this is all over it is unfair that I’m entitled to it yet your daughter isn’t.

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2 years ago
She’s not entitled to jobseeker because she was casual and had worked less than twelve months

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2 years ago
Job keeper you mean? She should be entitled to youth allowance and she would get the corona virus payment too if on it

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2 years ago
Not job keeper coz she was casual. And not entitled to youth allowance because my husband earns too much....except he’s not earning much because of this virus.

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2 years ago
Reapply for youth allowance if your husband wage has dropped

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2 years ago
I know it is unfair , but can't you help your own daughter ..?
I was in a dv situation with financial abuse relationship and my parents and brother provided me and my son for 3 years until I finish my studies ...
And No , I didn't get one penny from Australian government ...
That's what family means, you look after each others when it's difficult time..
There are thousands of international students ( Yes, the bigest income of Australia ) stuck here in a foreign country now at this time, no job, they can't go back to their countries as no flights and airports closed, not much money or foods and Mostly they don't have their loving family here...
I can't believe this..
We passed two world wars , and heaps of natural disasters, people help each others and stand up back again ...
I have traveled and seen how thousands of people lost their jobs, houses, no food for 7-8 months after 2004 Tsunami ..
Then, I have seen how 4-5 years old little children lost their parents and grandparents with wars and terrorism and stuck in camps without having basic needs for years and or teenage girls had to get raped in order to them to allow o go to pee in the bathroom
And
here you are ..

You can't look after your own child without complaining ...
How selfish we are in this 2020..

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2 years ago
Also how about read the comment where she IS helping her daughter but both her and her husband are struggling with less money coming in and also not getting help.

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2 years ago
So you bludged off your family. Some people don’t have families in a position to help them.

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2 years ago
I know not everyone get families , mine wasn't in local that time, but they sent me money for studies and clothes for me amd my son and I paid them back later. What I am telling is if you get some help , hang on the bare minimum instead of complaining ... At least that daughter can do some delivery job or a cleaning job if you don't have a good job in your hand and that's how I survived my hard time..

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2 years ago
You think she should just get a job?! How dumb are you? There are no jobs. You survived by getting handouts from your family. Stop acting high and mighty.

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2 years ago
^^^ I agree. What a bitchy reply. Wait to your world comes tumbling down soon

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2 years ago
My parents helped me to go to a good university , paid for the degree, clothes and studies for my son.
But , I worked cleaning jobs during that time for pay for our foods and bills. When other cleaners get paid $20 -$30 per hour for cleaning, I agreed to do same job for $10- 15.
Then, even remove the gagarbage and stuff for money. To save the money I skipped bus and walked for kilometers.I worked day time and did my studies only after 9pm when my son went to sleep and my abusive man sleep .
There were days I studied from 12 midnight until 4-5 in the morning and after 2-3 hours sleep I was back to work. I skipped my meals months so I have enough to feed my son. And trust me there were weeks I managed to budget $20 for food shopping.
What I am telling is if you have set your mind , you can survive with bare minimum , until this tough time passed..
I did it for years , you all can do it.. ❤️
That's it. ..

And for the person who told me wait until my world rumble , Thank you.
It happened before and I survived.
If it happened 10 more times , still I can survive ...
Because , I set my mind... 😘

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2 years ago
I feel for your daughter and yourself. It's hard enough to pay your own family bills without your daughter's extras such as car etc.
I lived on my own at 18 and there is no way my parents could afford to pay my rent and car if i lost my job. And what annoys me is that I'm sure you don't get ftb anymore for her because she's old enough to supportherself but if she cannot support herself the government aren't willing to help her or you out.
But I'm glad you are trying to help. Many other families would not be able to

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2 years ago
Thankyou. You are spot on.

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2 years ago
I guess everything is based on parental income even though your daughter is 19 - I guess there has to be a cut off point somewhere though?
I agree that it will be difficult for her but it’s great she has a mum looking out for her and is able to help her out.

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2 years ago
Yes we are paying her bills for her but we are feeling the struggle too.