Comment 41079

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted May 22, 2010 at 11:44:21

D Knox: I did not come up with the 30,000 amount, that was someone elses idea.

The old Mothers Allowance was set up that a single mther could work at a minimum wage job full time and then they would top off, the current welfare system penalizes you when you work, half of your earnings are deducted. This can cause hardship if a person is working part time or precarious work because say you earn 500.00 in May, that is deducted from the June cheque and if you had no hours in June, you are left really struggling. So in May as a single mother you would get say $950 plus the $500 in earnings, then in June get $700.

As far as six young people living together as room mates, that would affect the amount that they get, as the basic shelter amount would be lowered. So if the rent was 600 per month, each person would get 100 toward the rent. The amount the person would receive from welfare would be just over 300 dollars for the month.

I get frustrated by people who make comments, who have never had to access social services saying stuff that is not true.

Comment edited by grassroots are the way forward on 2010-05-22 10:45:17

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