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What would happen if a disability support pensioner such as myself fell in love with a woman on Newstart. Would Centrelink allow this?

Centrelink does not encourage the formation of couples they dock your pay severely. Is it worth losing hundreds of dollars for love?

Perhaps this is like Romeo and Juliet. Or the caste system. Maybe it's not possible for such an unsual couple to exist. Where the Centrelink customers are on different allowances.

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  • 2 months ago
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    You would actually be a lot better off financially as a couple even with the docked payments. Let’s say she moves into your place; your rent stays the same so now you basically have an increase of total combined new payments minus your single old payments. You wouldn’t have to spend much more on food, if any at all, when preparing or purchasing meals for two. Electricity bills will be almost identical. Council tax stays the same (or are you already exempted from paying it). You will save all the money on taxis and expenses of brothel trips. If you have kids you can get increased payments for them and become a welfare king. 

    Just searched and the figures for disability pension single is $933.40 a fortnight and $703.50 if coupled. If she is on Newstart that will get her $504.70 as a couple, so you will be $275 better off and you now have much greater opportunities to reduce your expenses. She might even get a job which is kind of the point of Newstart, in which case you will be far greater off. 

    Everybody wins if you partner up. You and your partner have more disposable income and are emotionally rewarded, and the taxpayer saves money. You will reduce demand on housing so rents and property prices will fall. Having a partner may even spur you on to get a job and the possibilities for you will be endless. 

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  • not at all in my opinion

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  • 2 months ago

    If you had children they would be inbreeds like half wit is.

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  • 2 months ago

    suppose that's ok..... but ya better off falling for some one who has a job or money or at least a home so ya have no rent to pay lol

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes  she could be  your carer

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