May 24, 2023

Mellisa, a Full-time worker from QLD says:

I have a nephew placed into my care fulltime. I’m still awaiting on Centrelink for payments, its been 6 weeks! Through this time, the amount of money towards food plus electricity has more then doubled. With petrol costs, clothing, recreation activies for a 12yo. I have cut back on bills and applied for hardship to cut costs coming out of my pay, to make ends meet! There is no money left over for clothing or meals or outings anymore… I am living from week to week, and times I have had to get loans to keep me afloat to next pay. Then I am down to budgeting, due to repaying family back money. I’m struggling!!!!