Turnbull moves the goal posts again. The Federal budget has a few surprises for anyone facing being stripped of their workers compensation from the NSW state government. The changes in who can access disability payments is one such change, though these were put into place a year ago or so, there is no chances for[…]
If you “move off” workers compensation and still are medically unable to work you may be eligible for the disability support pension from Centrelink. (this information is taken straight from the Centrelink website: Disability Support Pension) What is the Disability Support Pension? Financial support if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that[…]
In this video we answer a number of questions on Medical Retirement. What is it and how does it happen amongst them.
Sad fact: Total Body Impairment is a disability scale. We talk about having an acquired disability if you suffer permanent incapacity as a result of a work place incident. That is hard for some people to swallow and it is certainly hard for the injure worker who has to make the physical, mental, social and[…]
What is Financial CounsellingA financial counsellor is a community worker who acts without a conflict of interest, as a negotiator and an advocate on behalf of people who are at financial risk.As well as supporting and educating the client in various forms, a financial counsellor can provide the following for their clients:A full assessment of[…]
Emergency Relief helps people deal with their immediate financial crisis situation in a way that maintains the dignity of the individual and encourages self-reliance.
It is an activity under the Australian Government’s Financial Wellbeing and Capability activity.
There are approximately 300 community and charitable organisations around Australia providing Emergency Relief services.
Discrimination against workers with a disability is against the law. Everyone knows this but, as injured workers, we rarely use the protection that we can have under disability discrimination law. We should start to. Firstly what is a disability? In laymens terms a disability is a physical, mental or interlectual shortcomming that prevents someone[…]