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How long does it take for a single parent payment to be approved?

My husband and I have parted ways and I've applied for SPP until I can figure out what to do next. Does any one know how long it generally takes please?

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Mine was approved after a week. However I had letters from my psychologist and DVOs in place and the lady I spoke to in centrelink was crying as well when I told her what had happened with my ex. Keep ringing them and they will put it through quicker as well

If you need it straight away it won't take long and they will backpay so put your claim in(or start it) today! Then you have maybe 7days to complete but you'll be back paid from today as far as I recall. Just start, it would be good for your brain to focus on rather than your worries., if you change your mind you can cancel any time- all they care about is being up to date with circumstaces and they know that those circumstances can change very quickly and often- they understand that so don' tbe afraid. You can apply while living together still too- as I said just start it and see! If you need urgent payments they'll sort you out

I submitted my claim 24 oct and it’s still be processed I get a text every 10 days saying they are still working on my claim and I don’t need to do anything?

 I had the same ting but for parenting payment partnered. Applied Nov 23rd 2018, keep gettin gtold they are still working on it and they can’t mark it as urgent as we aren’t in financial hardship. We had a decent amount of savings when we made the claim but it’s been over 3 months now, most of the money is gone and they still can’t do anything appaarently.
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 I submitted mine in December, it’s marked as urgent. My ex partner took all the funds from
My bank account abd left 5c in each one.
I’m still waiting for it the be processed 😣

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People are waiting 6 months for ppl so wouldn't surprise me if its similar.

My claim still hasn't been processed and it has been over 2 months since i submitted my claim...

 Hi have U receive urs already? I applied mine on the 19th October says estimated result is 3rd Dec. Did u also get estimated date?
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 my claim still hasnt been processed put it in, in october starting to get stressed as well
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 Have you receive any thing letter from them yet?
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 Has your claim already been approved? I applied for my claim Oct 27 2018 with estimated result of Nov 9 2018. Every time I ask for a follow up all they say is that it’s still processing & wont give me any other information
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 I put my claim in December took a week to get rejected cos i didnt upload proper document once i did they resubmitted it. 2nd jan.. now im still waiting and calling every week to follow up all i het is its still processing mind u they have put notes on my claim for urgency but clearly me losing my rental property isn't urgent enough.
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 Hello, just curious if your claim has been processed ? My claim was submitted at the start of November and still no payments.

Wondering how much longer I will have to wait. Thanks

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I put my claim in December took a week to get rejected cos i didnt upload proper document once i did they resubmitted it. 2nd jan.. now im still waiting and calling every week to follow up all i het is its still processing mind u they have put notes on my claim for urgency but clearly me losing my rental property isn't urgent enough.
Have u finally received yours yet?

How much is SPP just out of curiousity?

 Use google
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My husband and I just decided today to seperate. I would love to know this too!
So scared. Don't know how we are going to survive. My youngest is only 8 weeks.

 8 week old baby. Just wondering if the issues have been ongoing or are you both sleep deprived? Separating often feels easier than dealing with each other. I hope you have lots of family support x
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