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I don't know about the rule but I think it's way too risky having a man you've never met in person stay in your home with your kids anyway, I would encourage him to get a hotel.
I've met a lot of people off the internet for various reasons and rarely are they ever true to their online selves.
As i said, i dont know how this new rule affects the dating part for us single mums.
Maybe it’s a visa he’s after?
Pretty sure that having someone stay as a visitor for 2 weeks does not make your status “in a relationship”, nor will going out on dates. They would be more likely to take the word of a Facebook update than someone seeing you at a restaurant with him, or having your friend visit you for 2 weeks. It’s not a relationship until you advise them it is. Is he paying the house bills? Is he co-parenting with you? Is he financially dependent on you? All these things may constitute a legal relationship, but not a “friend” visiting for a couple of weeks - regardless of the reason for it.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a website or a phone number you could utilise to find out this stuff....
What kind of friends would dob you into Centrelink the minute they see you on a date?
Also it's would not wud.
There is no rule whatsoever about being romantically involved. But certain things may accept your payments. Thats a totally different issue. Of course, if you dont work, you could consider working.
Do you live in a small town? I can understand being worried if you do. You can spend all day on hold to clink and ask, they may say don't worry about it or they might expect him to support you. This means he will have to give you all his financial information, do you think he will still visit? Then after two weeks he leaves then you have to wait a few months for them to start paying you properly again.
If you get dobbed in there is a record of him leaving so you can't get in trouble.
If your friends or family will dob you in for 2 weeks of a romantic fling they are ridiculous. However, I would also advise against someone staying around my kids that I've met off the internet. I'm even concerned about real people I meet in person being dodgy lol. Just no way!
Please love, dont be ridiculous.
Let him get a friggen hotel for gods sake it's not rocket science