We speak to Nicola Cannon Senior solicitor, Social Security, about the COVID-19 measures that have been introduced by Centrelink. She provides us with a clear summary of the changes, helpful and information about where to get help.
As the situation evolves, we will be speaking to Nicola again, so please subscribe to Law for Community Workers on the go to stay informed.
Referrals and more information
Centrelink’s dedicated COVID-19 page — this website is being regularly updated.
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Look after yourself
We want this to be a safe space for listeners. If you need support, there are services that can help:
02.30 —Summary of the changes — Coronavirus supplement payment
04.49 — Changes that are already active — asset testing, newly arrived resident waiting period, ordinary waiting periods, seasonal workers and additional documents
07.35 — Economic support payments
08.21 — date update regarding economic support payments
11.10 — Already receiving a payment?
11.40 — Jobseeker payment definition
16.30 — Other types of payments — carers, students and families
20.50 — Contacting Centrelink on behalf of your client
23.15 — Wanting to receive a Centrelink payment?
27.58 — Payment and service finder website — other immediate support
28.40— How Legal Aid NSW and other organisations can help