TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
8th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" The longer I'm on BG the more I realize that actually Australia and the US are pretty similar in cost of living"</blockquote>

It depends on where you live. My tenants probably average about 1800 - 2000 per month.
Making in the 80s in the US would not allow you to qualify for much assistance and perhaps none at all.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7409 posts
8th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MotherFalcon~19weeks!:</b>" i dont know if its the same in every state, but in CA they dont allow cash aid increases if you have ... [snip!] ... off of cash aid for 2 consecutive months. they made it so ppl cant keep having kids to deliberately increase their benefits."</blockquote>

They seriously need to do that here too, well everywhere.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31625 posts
8th Aug '13

Nope, I don't agree with TTC with any of the above going on. I think we should be 100% self sufficient prior to having kids.
I think it is fine to utilize those benefits if someone were to get pregnant by mistake.

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 33965 posts
status 8th Aug '13
Quoting TG3:" yeah I think a lot of people are going to be done with the new changes ... I just have this sinking ... [snip!] ... feeling its going to become the kind of site we're going to have to pay a monthly fee in order to be allowed to post in."

I just posted this in the Beta BG thread, but I wouldn't have a problem paying for BG, if it were THIS BG. Not that new shit.

Jasmine❤️ 3 kids; Fullerton, CA, United States 1818 posts
8th Aug '13

I don't think it's smart but it's none of my buisness. They will be the one struggling, not me.