Financial Matters in Family Law South West Sydney Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Justine, I might have missed it but if there’s no resolution through pilot and matter referred to PPP500, does Legal Aid continue to fund client under ERA means and merits test?
How do we get Dinh’s “hand-outs”?
I have saved them in a dropbox and will send all registrants the link to this tomorrow
Good question Sun-Jae and I probably did gloss over this. ERA funding under the pilot covers mediation only. Where the client has to commence court proceedings they apply for funding under the usual legal aid eligibility policy for family law property matters. This now accommodates circumstances of family and domestic violence and vulnerabilities in a way that mirrors the pilot subjective circumstances. The usual means test will also apply and this may be an issue for some clients although I don't think it's been an issue yet and there is a mechanism for discretion to be exercised.
Melody, your service seems like something that could be really helpful for some women who may have learning disabilities or have simply never had to manage money because that was simply their husband's job but maybe their husband has passed away - not necessarily a DV situation. Is there any way these kinds of women can access your service or a similar service through legal aid?
Melody - your presentation is very interesting and helpful. Please can you tell us how people can access the low income car insurance?
I am also wondering if we can refer clients to your financial counsellors who may not otherwise need the DVU wrap around service?
As Melody is doing a fantastic presenting job, here's some info on the No Interest Loans (NILS) Melody shared with me on a prior occasion:
Loan for up to $3000 with No Interest and can be repaid over up to 24 months and is for utility bills and rent arrears (via a real estate agent).Eligibility- Over 18- Aust citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid visa that expires after the loan term.- Be on Centrelink or have a before tax annual income of less than $60,000 for singles and less than $100,000 for couples or people with dependents- Have lost your job, had income reduced, moved onto centrelink payments after March 2020 or been otherwise financially impacted by Covid-19- Have reduced income if your self employedTo enquire visit the website – www.householdrelief.org.auOr call 1300 121 130
No need to thank me - thanks to Melody!! :-)
Thank you everyone. That was so helpful!
sorry I'm not muted. must be headphones not working.
Excellent presentation and information provided. thank you
No problem Justine!
Thank you so much for sharing J
Thanks Jenny & thanks to GSFLPN. Great event!
Thank you everyone
Thank you Jenny!
Thank you Dinh, Justine and Melody :)