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By lilypilli
#13999
Hi everyone
My husband and I decided to separate last week. We have 2 children and a mortgage. He does FIFO and I am a SAHM. As the split is amicable we thought it would be better to stay in the house until I can get onto centrelink payments. Having no income of my own I am unable to afford a bond etc until we have a settlement on the house (he intends to buy my share out). However after visiting centrelink I was told it is almost impossible to get approved as "separated under one roof" especially as he is the biological dad. Apparently if I do his washing, have any family meals or outings together etc we are not considered separated. I find this absolutely ridiculous as I do not want to treat him like a leper in front of our kids. Has anyone else applied for this & been approved? Would love to get some advice, thanks in advance