I spent two hours walking around town in the sun yesterday and I handed my Resume in for 14 places. Lets hope I hear from someone this time. e_e I need
a job. I've been looking for over six months and handed my resume in like 40 places and only got two interviews. The government pays me something like $120 per fortnight, which no one at my age can live off. Despite living at home I still have bills to pay. And I need to move out this year, fff.
I used to get payed $205 but mother's earnings effect my payment because I'm not an independent adult.
Speaking of which...Centrelink, the place where you go get your FREE* MONEY from, told me that if I'm 21 and looking for work I can get what they call New Start allowance. Which is much more than Youth Allowance; what I'm getting now. And
it's indipendant of my mother's earnings.
BUT GUESS WHAT GUYS.
I CAN'T GET IT. BECAUSE I'M STUDYING.
AND THAT APPARENTLY MEANS I'M NOT AN IND
I'm on Youth Allowance as a student and a job seeker. What the hell.
And the only way I can get Rent Assistance, which basically helps you pay your rent when you live out of home [and it's a separate payment all together so it doesn't effect the costs of your others], is:
- If I earn about 18,000 in 18 months
- If it's unreasonable to live at home [i.e physical abuse by parents, been kicked out, etc.] For this to go ahead you need to fill out a form, get the parent/s to fill out a form, get a third party person to fill out a form, and then go to a goddamn Social Worker for an interview.
- If I move to another city for the sake of education.
- If I live with a spouse [for a certain amount of time, like a year I think]
Blah blah blah. This is all what I've been told by the people working at Centrewank when I expressed interest in it so I could apply when I moved out of home.BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
The booklet about Rent Assistance tells me that I can get it if I am under 25, without children, and living out of home.
Which needless to say, applies to me. >:I*Free if you don't count the times you have to deal with their bullshit.