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LoyalXenite

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Feeling annoyingly stressed out and frustrated. I was already stressed and anxious coz this week uni went back.. Then tonight when I was working out my next fortnight's finances I discovered that my payments have been suspended. Now I have to call Centrelink tomorrow, either before or after class and try and get it sorted. I suspect they will not reinstate my student payments (coz they've had stupid policy changes which limits the amount of years you can study and get paid austudy, and even though I supplied them with all the paperwork I could explaining that I lost two years of study as a result of all the chaos at the time.. but they are cunts and wont give a shit of course). Instead they are going to make me transfer over to jobseeker, meaning I have to look for work/deal with a job network while trying to finish off my last year of uni. But the worst part of that is there will be a delay between that payment getting started. Which means that I'll have no fucking money for potential up to 8 or 12 weeks!? (and my last payment was $120 less than it shouldve been so I dont even have a proper final payment to start from!!)


One of the worst parts of this is the fact that I always find this sort of shit out either at night, or on the weekends, when theres nothing I can do about it for hours. So I just end up getting stressed and anxious and upset for hours, then I'll wait or easily an hour or two in a phone queue to speak to someone who 99% of the time doesnt give a shit and wont try and help and will just find excuses for why my payments cant be reinstated and for why I have to go in and change to job seeker payments instead.

 

LoyalXenite

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Well its been sent for assessment, they couldnt give a time estimate but it could be a few weeks before I hear back. If it gets approved I'll get the rest of my payment and my payments will proceed as normal/I'll be backpaid any payments in between that I may miss, if it gets denied I'll lose anything from my missing payments until I lodge a claim for jobseeker payments. That process can take up to 12 weeks but I'd get backpaid from the date I lodge that claim. But I could be looking at a few months of literally no money whatsoever and I am very concerned. Worst case I borrow money off my father to buy dog food and petrol to get to uni, and I cancel things like netflix until I get my payments back, and I live on chicken noodles or similar cheap food options/charity food options until its sorted... Best case it gets fixed in the next few days, its all sorted and I just have a shitty week of stress...
 

LoyalXenite

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Well Centrelink got back to me relatively quickly at least... Downside is I've lost my student payments (reached the allowed study time). I've put in a claim for the jobseeker payments. I just gotta hope it goes through quickly. I've lost the $120 that was missing from my previous payment, and I'll have lost about that from the next payment because of the gap between waiting to her the results and lodging the new claim.. That is assuming I get approved (though I should)... I am worried about how long I'll be waiting without payments though
 
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