September 5, 2008 at 5:03 pm #3052
should single parents get more help. i get 221.80 of the social welfare i live wit my parents i give my mother 100 euro a week pay for rent and bills 45 euro for childcare 2 half days aweek. i have 76.80 a week for myself and the childs stuff everyweekwich goes on frozen food, fresh food clothes etc.. i can only go out wit my friends and socialize once a month.September 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm #65605
that’s a debate some people can get really into, but i think that single parents do a great job, and wow it’s tough, however i do feel there should be an allowance for mothers or father’s that stay at home to mind their children…..i am married and hubby pays the main bills, mortage etc i pay the utility bills, and i’m left at the end of the month after paying, car insurance, esb, playschool, gas, phone, bins etc with no way near to what you have left after outgoings per week, and i’ve had to stand back and watch what i spend…..especially now the way things are going…
i think overall, there should be more of an allowance for stay at home parents….as there is no back up finacially or support wise for those who do…..but to make sure that people still pay taxes aswell as taking the advantages of what paying taxes brings like free maternity care in hospital etc….September 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm #65606rossylisaMember
i agree with scole on this to …im a sahm and i get nothing from anywhere else my dh was out of work for the whole month of aug and we didnt get help from anyone because he is self employed .and we still had to pay mortgage and bills etc and we didnt have the money to spare to socialise ..dd was back to school and it cost me a fortune sending her back ..i think everyparent should get the back to school grant on the children she is in 1st clas at the moment but it is going to get dearer as the yrs go bySeptember 5, 2008 at 7:01 pm #65607
No why should you, you have more money in your pocket after most of us pay our weekly monthly bills. Im a SAHM and we get no support at all, but thats our choice Iike its your choice to be a single mum….. when my child will be going to school (just like Rossylisas) we wont get back to school grants etc….
I think the OAP’s should get more help/money my mum is nearly 70 she has 2 pensions (one from the state) but she still finds is hard to manage. As far as I know an oap isnt much more then what you get and from this they would have to pay utility bills, waste charges, house and Life insurance’s, groceries etc…. so your not the worst off, plus if you want to move our you’d get rent allowance.September 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm #65609YvonneMember
I agree also, there should be something for all SAHM’s regardless – I know its their choice to stay at home but they still deserve something – I will be in this situation next year as I am not planning to return to work after I have this baby – and we will have to watch the spending more as we will have no other financial support coming in….September 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm #65610
it’s a major choice not to work and have nothing coming in only one wage, that has to pay everything….but if i went to the social and asked for mortage allowance(like the way they give rent allowance), etc etc i’d be laughed out of the place…..September 6, 2008 at 8:40 am #65617
Yvonne you can go on the dole for 12 months if you pretend your looking for work…. it might just be enough to ride the storm or get you used to watching your money and coping with only one wage.
I find being a SAHM is more expensive as all the house hold bills like gas and Esb are more expensive as your at home using themSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:02 am #65619
that 76.80 is for food and clothes. wich some weeks i have nothing for emergencys i have no car my family have no car.September 6, 2008 at 9:22 am #65620
You give your mother 100 euro a week, would this not cover rent and food?????September 6, 2008 at 9:30 am #65621
it only covers my rent and bills i use alot of the heating is well for showers and baths.September 6, 2008 at 9:32 am #65622
that’s not much but at the end of each month i’m left with 90euro work that out per week and it works out less than 30euro a week, i rarely go out….you’re lucky in one sense of the word you have your family support and paying your mother 100euro per week surely that covers food…..that’s what i used to pay when i lived at home 5 years ago to my mother per week and it included food etc….September 6, 2008 at 9:37 am #65623
you must get children’s allowance per month that saved up go could use for clothing, i used that money recently to buy my sons clothes for 3-4yrsold, he still is in 2-3yrs one month children’s allowance can pay for a whole year of clothes bought in penny’sSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:40 am #65626
i use it to buy clothes and shoe for dd she grows out of everything out of peenneys i buy her i go up to heatons now and get her clothes out of there they last her for longer nad i think there better quality.September 6, 2008 at 9:43 am #65627
i find the opposite, penny’s clothes are great my ds gets a great time out of the pj’s especially but they last ages and he’s tall….i find heatons clothes aren’t great as regards boys never can get anything and the leg is fine but the waste is huge…..shoes i get startrite, it’s important for kids to have good shoes….their feet are still forming….September 6, 2008 at 9:48 am #65629
are you working at all? maybe if you could see if you could get a job in the evenings that way you can spend time with your dd and if you family are willing to mind dd you could work in the evenings so you have an extra few bob coming in….or have a chat with your mom and see if rent can cover food too….then have the money aside for dd and her food and nappies if still in nappies…..it’s a case of shopping around for wipes etc and watching the cents….
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