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student looking for a government benefit loophole

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by chowyoungfat, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chowyoungfat

    chowyoungfat Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I am currently studying full time at uni and I want to claim student government benefits. The payout is about $200 a fortnight, more if you're renting, this would really help out. Free money always does aha. The problem is I am classed as dependent, even if I move out and fly to another state (I'm planning to move out really soon). Seeing that I am dependent the value of my parents assets is tested, we come just over the threshold.

    I have to earn $18 850 within 18 months to prove dependence. The problem is that while studying this would take a while and by the time I actually reach independence I'll be close to finishing my course (2 years). I'm probably around $14k away. This is roughly 35 entire days of work (24hrs), I only get small casual shifts which add up to 10hrs a week so at this rate it will be about 20 months.

    My question is:
    Is there any way to 'fake' my income?
    I realise that I will have to pay tax on this money but it would probably be worth it.

    Thanks for reading =)
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Why not make that much?

    Consider a higher paying job with more hours or depending on the skills you have you can try to leverage those.

    As for faking your income I suppose it's possible if you were to get people / businesses to right you checks only to return the money to them with probably with a little extra or barter something... I'm not sure where the law stands on this so I would be cautious.
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Why not make that much?

    Consider a higher paying job with more hours or depending on the skills you have you can try to leverage those.

    As for faking your income I suppose it's possible if you were to get people / businesses to right you checks only to return the money to them with probably with a little extra or barter something... I'm not sure where the law stands on this so I would be cautious. Also, then you have to pay taxes which you might not be able to afford which would put you even worse financially.
     
  4. chowyoungfat

    chowyoungfat Regular Member

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    yeah true, I work for an agency so i get sent to different kitchens at airports, old age homes and schools etc. This is why the work isn't very regular, the pay isn't huge because I'm under 21. I have just started uni and its really far from my home so i wanted to move out, it'll be a struggle without the benefits though. I've been working on getting some income streams from the net. I could work in a music store, at least it would be enjoyable.
    Thanks for your input.
     
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