I work full time, DP works full time, I recieve parenting payment partnered for DS who is 4. His Dad does not work, studies at uni full time, does not want to work, and will not work, he only recieved FTB for DS.
He approached me requesting that he wants my parenting payment ( as he will recieve single parent with the full rate for not work and cheap daycare under the JET scheme )
He said if he has the entire payment, he'll pay for 100% daycare needs for 2012 remaining and then into school next year ( so books, other feeds that come up etc, swimming lessons, camps etc )
Its about $200 I receive each forntight, but it really does help me, because its my fuel money, money that i top up with groceries, car insurance, and my part of daycare feeds comes out of this. And to be honest I will really struggle my a.. off without.
I feel, he should get a job while he is studying, he lives at home with his parents ( in a duplex style home, so he has his own 'house' so to speak ) uses their car ( so isn't making repayments etc like I do in my case )
As I dont rely on my parents like he does, our household bills are quiet high.
He said if he doesn't recieve this payment, he'll take me for child support. Which I am not concerned about as it will amount to only $28.00 per week as I have him 50%
I mentioned to him, maybe I should have DS more if he can't ' afford him ' - I wasn't threatening etc.
I am very concerned as I have limited funds till next fortnight ( bills already paid etc. ) if I dont recieve my parenting payment partnered, we will be struggling very bad.
DP and I do combine our income, so his income goes towards food, fuel, insurance, rego's, PHI and he helps me with daycare and other fees for DS ( who isnt his child )
In this case - would you hand over your payment? Or should Ex-DP get a job to support his child?
the way I see it is that every single uni student I know, has a job ( or 2 ! ) to support them selves, most parents I know have a job to support there child.
I have been very accomodating with ex-DP as he hasn't paid child support for DS. He has gone over seas 3 times for holidays ( but cant afford c.support
) and he went overseas to study for 6 months for uni, and didn't pay me c.support while I had DS full time.
What do you think?