Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Living on Government Handouts

For the last 12 months I have been living on unemployment benefits. I applied for three jobs per fortnight for those 12 months and received some enquiries, and a few interviews. No jobs came of it.

When I enrolled for uni my bank account had $200 in it. I was eligable for Austudy, a government handout that gives you an income while you study.

My weekly income is now $150 per week. To live on that I had to move in with my parents. 40 years old and living with my parents.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever earn a decent wage.

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