Hi, thanks for your time. This will be quite a read so please take your time. I am 19 years old. When I was 3 months old, my birth parents gave me to my birth mother's single sister to raise as her own son. As I grew up, I was told that I wasn't legally adopted. This would cause a lot of confusion. As a legal child of my birth family, I could not be eligible for any government assistance, as I was caring for my ill mother, who was on a disability support pension, with her parents at home. This was because my birth family were over the means for Centrelink and that I was 'still living at home'. My grandmother passed in '13 and mother in '14, my grandfather is in a nursing home. I now want to study, and I'm eligible for government assistance if it were according to my past circumstances. Today, I live with my birth family although I don't regard them as my parents. I want to ask if there is any possibility of being eligible for assistance under Centrelink in this situation. Thank you for your help.