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Single mum claims she's been forced to STEAL food to feed her anorexic daughter after JobKeeper payments were slashed - and survives on a diet of $1 coffees and donuts from 7-Eleven Single mother-of-three from Victoria forced to steal food to feed starving family  Narelle* relied on now reduced JobSeeker payments to survive during pandemic Now only left with $20 per fortnight to feed her 18-year-old anorexic daughter 

By Kirsten Jelinek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:04 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 08:04 BST, 3 May 2021

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A disabled single mum-of-three claims she's been forced to steal food to provide for her anorexic daughter after JobKeeper benefits were slashed last month. 

Narelle*, 44, from Pakenham in south-east Melbourne, suffered two strokes in September 2017 that left her permanently disabled and unable to work. 

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After being diagnosed with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and aphasia - a speech impairment - Narelle relied on Jobseeker benefits to survive during the pandemic. 

'During Covid the government gave everyone on Centrelink benefits a taste of what it's like to live,' she told 7News. 

A disabled single mum-of-three is forced to steal food to provide for her anorexic daughter (pictured) after JobKeeper benefits were slashed last month.

A disabled single mum-of-three is forced to steal food to provide for her anorexic daughter (pictured) after JobKeeper benefits were slashed last month.

Narelle said it's a 'constant pressure' seeing her daughter 'so skinny, and not feed her fruit or vegetables' as she only weighs 36kgs

Narelle said it's a 'constant pressure' seeing her daughter 'so skinny, and not feed her fruit or vegetables' as she only weighs 36kgs

She said the benefits made her feel like she 'was part of society' and helped her save up $4,000 for emergencies.

Her payments went from $350 a fortnight to $885 during the pandemic, before dropping back down to a new low of $330.

 'How dare the government give a sense of importance or some glimpse of a sustainable life and

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