This government body has become even more useless and slow in recent times. Recently it was shown just how long it was taking centrelink to process claims and for the individuals to receive there money. I am not condoning the notion of a dole bludger or someone 'grabbing from the government' actually think these terms do more bad than good but theres a lot of people (including myself) who centrelink would improve my life greatly. I have a part time job but am back studying full time with a small amount of financial and social assistance (low income health care card, independence allowance) allowing me to focus more predominantly on my studies and creating a work ready individual who will then significantly contribute to the social welfare system through taxes. Applied for these things 3 weeks ago and am still being processed putting significant financial stress that isn't needed. Has anyone been through similar process or have any lighthearted or interesting stories regarding there interaction with centrelink?