Presented by the Welfare Rights Centre
This session outlines Centrelink payments targeting families and children, including Parenting Payment, Family Tax Benefit, Parental Leave Pay, Dad and Partner Pay, Carer Payment and Child Care Subsidy. It will also cover other payments accessed by many parents such as JobSeeker Payment and Disability Support Pension.
The speakers will address eligibility requirements, income and assets tests, mutual obligations relating to work, and the way that the number and age of children affects different payments. The session will explain how relationship status (single/partnered) affects payment and will outline Centrelink payments intended to support people trying to escape, or who have recently left, situations of domestic violence. It will also address how issues related to separation can have a major impact, particularly child support and the amount of time a child is in the care of each parent.
The session will explain how people needing further support may access a Centrelink Social Worker, and what they can do if a claim is rejected payment is stopped, or a debt is raised.
Target audience Community workers, social workers, volunteers and lawyers.
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||Wednesday 21st April 2021