Tuesday 29 Jan 2019
By: Bryn Overend (Lawyer, SSRV)
We are proud to announce that Social Security Rights Victoria Inc. (SSRV) and Financial and Consumer Rights Council Inc. (FCRC) have established a partnership to design, implement and evaluate an integrated service bringing together social security law specialists and financial counsellors. The overarching objective of this project is to enable financial counsellors and social security rights experts to work together more effectively to improve client outcomes. The project will build the capability of financial counsellors and community lawyers to identify and respond to social security law and related issues. Activities of the project will include:
The project is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety for one year, with this funding administered by the Federation of Community Legal Centres. As a core part of this project, SSRV is providing a Workers Help Line. The number for the Workers Help Line is (03) 9481 0355 with the line open Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm. If you have a client with Centrelink issues, please give the Workers Help Line a call to book in a time to speak with a social security law expert.
The primary project officers are SSRV staff Bryn Overend (community lawyer) and Leanne Khan (financial counsellor). If you want to know more about this project, call SSRV on 03 9481 0299 and ask to speak to Bryn. There will be more information about this project and its activities soon.