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WINZ sickness benefit, help! Lock Rss

Hi everyone,

So, I recently applied for the sickness benefit and should be receiving it next week where I will be 36 weeks pregnant. I pay board of $200 weekly and the worker at WINZ said I should receive around $225 a week! I don't know how I am suppose to live off $25 after I've paid board. I also have other weekly expenses which I included yet it still came to about $225...

Is anyone currently earning more than that? Or does anyone know how I could get at least $80 more. Only going to be on the benefit for a few weeks until baby is born and then it will change.

Thanks
You should be able to apply for an accommodation supplement on top of your benefit.



Thanks for your comment.

I think I remember seeing that I get $175 and $50 for accomodation benefit. I think $50 is the maximum for where I am living? I have no idea how they work out $25 will cover my food, laundry and weekly payments ????
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