Just a quick question to all you learned people, My husbands CSA payments jump dramatically come July, so much so it is to a ridiculous amount for one child.
Anyhow we sat down and calculated just exactly what it would cost to raise this daughter as if she were exposed to that income living with us. Now she gets free schooling (free list as Mum is on disability), gets Abstudy payments to study, doesn't catch a bus to school (hardly attends sadly), doesn't participate in any kind of sport just cigarettes LOL, she has no major medical ailments and also receives free medical blah blah as the government provides. Now we calculated her share of the rent, her share of electricity, her clothing and food expenses and general entertainment and this was still way way way under what we have to pay.
If we were to object/opt for change of assessment would we have any hope? Not only do we worry that Mum has the ability to budget properly (see payee has severe mental health issues), we can see excess is going to go to other siblings. We would not spend 1100.00 per month on any child with the income available or not. We currently have a teenager living with us (my daughter - husbands step) and she participates in sport and we don't get free schooling etc, etc and it still maximum to raise per month is 700.00 and that's exaggerating.
How would we go or waste of time bite the bullet and pay? We initially thought our payments were going to be 800.00 per month but husbands got a promotion today and according to calculators around its going to be 1100.00 or close to.
Thanks in advance