RESOURCES

Information on this page is provided by external organisations. 

AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY

CREDIT REPORTING

Below are documents that were provided at the Credit Reporting Webinar in June 2022.  Please contact safca@safca.org.au if you wish to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME (NRS) PAYMENTS

Payments received from the National Redress Scheme (NRS) are treated differently from other payments and it is important to understand how the payment may affect your client’s situation, particularly if they receive a Centrelink payment or have any debts. Specialist Redress financial counsellors at knowmore legal service can assist people who are thinking about applying or have applied to the redress scheme. 

Resources are available to assist financial counsellors working with NRS recipients on the worker assistance page on the knowmore website https://knowmore.org.au/my-client-needs-financial-counselling-help/. This also includes a contact form for any queries that workers may have regarding the implications of receiving a NRS payment.

Alternatively, clients can be assisted directly by the Redress financial counsellors by contacting knowmore on 1800 605 762.  The financial counsellors work in knowmore’s multidisciplinary team, delivering services that are person-centred, trauma-informed and culturally safe. They can work directly with clients to:

  • Manage their debts before receiving a NRS payment.
  • Improve their ‘financial health’ before receiving a NRS payment.
  • Advise them about the effect the lump sum payment will have, including any impact on benefits they may receive.
  • Help protect the payment from others that may be trying to access the money.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS SERIES 

A free 10-event professional development webinar series covering complex and current issues arising in the community services and helping professions. CLICK HERE

GRANTS, LOANS AND MICROFINANCE

SA DENTAL SERVICE 

SAFCA

Suite 7 Wellington Centre, 2 Portrush Rd.
Payneham SA 5070