Retrenchment or an unexpected loss of income can present many challenges for people, causing significant financial and emotional hardship. This document from Beyond Blue and Heads Up will help people to work through common challenges, know when and where to seek help, and take steps to regain a sense of control over their situation.
There are payments and services available to you if you are experiencing severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, or in need of special assistance. The type of payment or assistance you may be able to get will depend on your individual circumstances.
The Salvation Army offers a range of support options to help with financial difficulties, depending on the nature of the problem. Support includes emergency relief, financial counselling and no interest loans.
Financial counselling is a free service offered by community organisations, community legal centres and some government agencies. Financial counsellors can help you, a friend or family member to solve your money problems.
Vinnies offers a range of services for people experiencing financial difficulties. These include financial support services, family support, housing assistance and financial counselling. Check the website for specific services and locations.