$550 has helped me. I used to work full time then I went through family violence and became a single parent going through family court with a child being diagnosed on the spectrum.
I now have nothing and can't seem to catch a break during these hard times. Our industry was affected first and I've been on leave without pay for almost 5 months. I have no idea if I will have a job to return to with how our industry is due to the effects of covid.
This additional payment has helped me support myself and my young child and pay for legal bills for family court, general living and also pay for my child therapies whilst waiting for NDIS funding as they were recently diagnosed with ASD.
When this finishes I will be struggling 😥