Welfare Rights Centre is a community legal centre specialising in social security and family assistance law.
We help people who have a problem with Centrelink.
Please sign our petition to secure urgent government funding.

Welfare Rights Centre is visiting Dubbo and Nyngan this week! We are excited to be sharing our specialist knowledge and hearing from community workers in Dubbo and Nyngan. We are partnering with Economic Justice Australia to understand more about regional and remote women’s access to Centrelink and community services generally.
We'll also be presenting a Community Legal Education training session for staff @westernnswclc , Western Women’s Legal Support and a Community workshop @NynganLALC and the @NynganCommunityHub.
Thanks for your support @ej_australia & @ecstra.foundation Foundation.
#regionalremoteaccess

Welfare Rights Centre is visiting Dubbo and Nyngan this week! We are excited to be sharing our specialist knowledge and hearing from community workers in Dubbo and Nyngan. We are partnering with Economic Justice Australia to understand more about regional and remote women’s access to Centrelink and community services generally.
We`ll also be presenting a Community Legal Education training session for staff @westernnswclc , Western Women’s Legal Support and a Community workshop @NynganLALC and the @NynganCommunityHub.
Thanks for your support @ej_australia & @ecstra.foundation Foundation.
#regionalremoteaccess
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94% of community workers who attended our recent Centrelink Debts webinar agreed that the Welfare Rights Centre training provided them with a better understanding of the social security system. 

One respondent shared that our presenter and Senior Solicitor Julius Golab, "was very clear, and had a calming which I am sure is much appreciated by clients of Welfare Rights Centre". 

Our free monthly training webinars are upskilling community workers so they can support vulnerable clients in navigating our complex social security system. 

Thank you to all of our attendees, and a special thanks to Ecstra for making our training program possible.

You can register for our upcoming webinars by following the link in our bio.

94% of community workers who attended our recent Centrelink Debts webinar agreed that the Welfare Rights Centre training provided them with a better understanding of the social security system.

One respondent shared that our presenter and Senior Solicitor Julius Golab, "was very clear, and had a calming which I am sure is much appreciated by clients of Welfare Rights Centre".

Our free monthly training webinars are upskilling community workers so they can support vulnerable clients in navigating our complex social security system.

Thank you to all of our attendees, and a special thanks to Ecstra for making our training program possible.

You can register for our upcoming webinars by following the link in our bio.
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By funding Welfare Rights Centre to assist vulnerable families to access income support, the NSW Government can directly alleviate cost-of-living pressures for thousands of NSW residents at risk of extreme poverty. 

As the sole community organisation in NSW dedicated to facilitating access to income support, Welfare Rights Centre provides an essential service.

We need government support and ongoing significant funding.

By funding Welfare Rights Centre to assist vulnerable families to access income support, the NSW Government can directly alleviate cost-of-living pressures for thousands of NSW residents at risk of extreme poverty.

As the sole community organisation in NSW dedicated to facilitating access to income support, Welfare Rights Centre provides an essential service.

We need government support and ongoing significant funding.
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Over 1.5 million NSW residents depend on social security payments, with many thousands facing payment cancellations, rejections, or unfair debts annually.

When Welfare Rights Centre successfully secures a social security payment for a client, the ripple effect is substantial:

• Individuals no longer require assistance from charities. 
• Demand for state-funded refuges and homelessness services decreases. 
• Social housing tenants can maintain their ability to pay rent. 
• The need for child protection services to become involved is reduced. 

We need secure government funding to help those in need.

Over 1.5 million NSW residents depend on social security payments, with many thousands facing payment cancellations, rejections, or unfair debts annually.

When Welfare Rights Centre successfully secures a social security payment for a client, the ripple effect is substantial:

• Individuals no longer require assistance from charities.
• Demand for state-funded refuges and homelessness services decreases.
• Social housing tenants can maintain their ability to pay rent.
• The need for child protection services to become involved is reduced.

We need secure government funding to help those in need.
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Want to know more about ABSTUDY?

If you think ABSTUDY is complicated – you’re right. ABSTUDY is not a single payment, but a group of payments designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the costs of study or undertaking an Australian apprenticeship. 

This session will provide an overview of ABSTUDY, covering the seven different awards payable under the ABSTUDY scheme, and how to navigate each award’s distinct criteria linked to high school, undergraduate university study and postgraduate degrees.

We’ll explain the claims process, eligibility criteria for each award, and the type of assistance a student or apprentice may receive. We’ll cover the allowances payable, the rules about study loads, and the issue of reasonable time limits. We’ll also outline the appeals process – which is not the same as for most other Centrelink payments.

Register now through the link in our bio 💛
Thank you to @ecstra.foundation for making our training program possible.

Want to know more about ABSTUDY?

If you think ABSTUDY is complicated – you’re right. ABSTUDY is not a single payment, but a group of payments designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the costs of study or undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.

This session will provide an overview of ABSTUDY, covering the seven different awards payable under the ABSTUDY scheme, and how to navigate each award’s distinct criteria linked to high school, undergraduate university study and postgraduate degrees.

We’ll explain the claims process, eligibility criteria for each award, and the type of assistance a student or apprentice may receive. We’ll cover the allowances payable, the rules about study loads, and the issue of reasonable time limits. We’ll also outline the appeals process – which is not the same as for most other Centrelink payments.

Register now through the link in our bio 💛
Thank you to @ecstra.foundation for making our training program possible.
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Our intake line is reopening today, and will be open as usual Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am - 12.30pm 📞

You can also send us a message anytime through our website, and we will get in touch as soon as possible. Link in bio 💚

Our intake line is reopening today, and will be open as usual Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am - 12.30pm 📞

You can also send us a message anytime through our website, and we will get in touch as soon as possible. Link in bio 💚
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