The Double Orphan Pension payment rate is $59.30 per fortnight and is not taxed. Centrelink pays a payment for children who are Orphaned or can't be cared for by their parent. (Including if one parent is in prison) It's not much is it?? Depending on the circumstances there could be other payments as well. I think they have support and will have people donate to the fund for the girls. This will be invested and used wisely by the family, I am sure. I don't think they are the type of people to be asking for help to do this or to be demanding that payments for TM etc be given to the girls but the fund for the girls gives people the opportunity to contribute to the girls welfare if they so wish. I am sure that Allisons estate will take a while to negotiate and no doubt she will have left her estate to Gerard but the Dickies will need to contest this on behalf of the girls. A lot of the estate could be used up in legal fees fighting this. Hopefully they will have contacts to help with this for a minimal fee. Nothing will be uncomplicated or without cost!! Sadly!!!