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Financial Matters in Family Law South West Sydney Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Lisa
22:34
no
Sun-Jae An
01:20:20
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?
Keith Roberts
01:26:41
How do we get Dinh’s “hand-outs”?
Melanie Ward
01:27:30
I have saved them in a dropbox and will send all registrants the link to this tomorrow
fieldj
01:29:35
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.
VeronicaPhillips
01:35:35
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?
Ruth Pilkinton
01:38:03
Melody - your presentation is very interesting and helpful. Please can you tell us how people can access the low income car insurance?
nikitind
01:38:27
I am also wondering if we can refer clients to your financial counsellors who may not otherwise need the DVU wrap around service?
Alira Morey
01:46:33
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:
Alira Morey
01:46:50
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
Melanie Ward
01:48:22
https://www.essentialsbyaai.com.au/
Alira Morey
01:48:38
No need to thank me - thanks to Melody!! :-)
Ruth Pilkinton
01:50:17
Thank you everyone. That was so helpful!
fieldj
01:50:18
sorry I'm not muted. must be headphones not working.
Gabriella Fabiani
01:50:30
Excellent presentation and information provided. thank you
Melanie Ward
01:50:34
No problem Justine!
Christa.Huynh
01:50:39
Thank you so much for sharing J
Alira Morey
01:51:00
Thanks Jenny & thanks to GSFLPN. Great event!
Ilknur Bayari
01:51:01
Thank you everyone
Melanie Ward
01:51:05
Thank you Jenny!
andielam
01:51:08
Thank you
Florence
01:51:12
Thank you Dinh, Justine and Melody :)
Janice Le
01:51:13
Thank you.