emotional rollercoaster

Discussion in 'Single Parents' started by captain-ally, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. captain-ally

    captain-ally Well-Known Member

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    This has been the most financially confusing day of my life. I've been freaking out because I haven't started receiving my maternity leave benefits yet, and it's been 5 weeks. The waiting period is usually 5 weeks but they were telling me it was going to be 8 weeks because of the recession.

    Then I'm told that I've gotten a $3000 tax return, which is ENORMOUS - practically like winning the lottery. I dash into the place that filed my taxes for me only to be told once I get there that the student loans office has confiscated my ENTIRE return. They just took all $3000 of it, even though I live well below the poverty line and have a baby to look after.

    So I'm angry as all hell, because not only did they confiscate all of my money, I have to pay the tax office $271 for filing my taxes for me. They usually take that amount out of the return which would have been fine - but I've got $9 in my bank account so an extra $271 is anything but fine.

    By this point I've worked myself into quite a state, wondering how the hell I'm going to support my child and what kind of mother am I, after only a week, etc etc. I get home and check the mail box and :mail:

    my first maternity leave cheque is there..:blush:

    So yeah, the $3000 thing really sucks still but at least I'm not totally broke for another 3 weeks. It's just been such an emotionally draining day - the first time I've really doubted my ability to handle this on my own. I'm going to eat several peices of pie and go to :sleep:
     
  2. sezzlebum

    sezzlebum Guest

    cant believe they took all your money :o i thought they could take a percentage, feckers.
    glad youve got something sorted tho mate
     
  3. Mummytwice

    Mummytwice Active Member

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    Thats a pretty crappy day, but at least you got your silver lining as they say :)

    I hope you will feel better in the morning :D
     
  4. tinkabells

    tinkabells Well-Known Member

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    Oh god, thats sounds terrible!!! Least you got the money in the end! xxx
     
  5. mz_jackie86

    mz_jackie86 Well-Known Member

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    Aww hun that sucks bout the 3000 is there no way you can appeal??

    Glad u got ur Maternity money tho i been waiting 6 weeks for mine aswell xxx
     
  6. amelia222

    amelia222 Well-Known Member

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    Aww :hugs:
    I'm preparing to fight it out with student loans soon too, they will be expecting me to start paying them back next month. Not happening!
     

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