Friday Mar 27, 2020
Centrelink in the time of COVID-19
We speak to Nicola Cannon senior solicitor, Social Security, about the COVID-19 measures that have been introduced by Centrelink. She provides us with a clear summary of the changes, and information about where to get help.
As the situation evolves, we will be speaking to Nicola again, so please subscribe to Law for Community Workers on the go to stay informed.
Referrals and more information
Contact Legal Aid NSW to speak to a lawyer. Please check www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au for updates about availability of legal advice.
Centrelink’s dedicated COVID-19 page — this website is being regularly updated.
How to register your intention to claim a Centrelink payment - coronavirus (COVID-19)
More information and a full list of eligible Centrelink payments
Guardian guide to applying for Jobseeker payment
Subscribe to our Alerts for community and health workers to stay up-to-date
Look after yourself
We want this to be a safe space for listeners. If you need support, there are services that can help:
- Beyond Blue -1300 224 636
- Lifeline -13 11 14
02.30 —Summary of the changes — Coronavirus supplement payment
04.49 — Changes that are already active — asset testing, newly arrived resident waiting period, ordinary waiting periods, seasonal workers and additional documents
07.35 — Economic support payments
08.21 — date update regarding economic support payments
11.10 — Already receiving a payment?
11.40 — Jobseeker payment definition
16.30 — Other types of payments — carers, students and families
20.50 — Contacting Centrelink on behalf of your client
23.15 — Wanting to receive a Centrelink payment?
27.58 — Payment and service finder website — other immediate support
28.40— How Legal Aid NSW and other organisations can help