Got a Centrelink debt you don‘t understand? The Welfare Rights Centre can help.
In this episode we talk to Katherine Boyle. Katherine is the Executive Director of the Welfare Rights Centre. The Welfare Rights Centre is a specialist legal service helping people across NSW with Centrelink problems including debts.
Katherine talks about her burning issues around Centrelink debts, the help provided by the Welfare Rights Centre lawyers and different ways that community workers can support their clients when they get a Centrelink debt they don't understand.
The links below are for the services and resources discussed in the episode.
You can contact the Welfare Rights Centre by phone on 1800 226 028 during one of their advice intake times. This number is toll free if you are calling from outside the Sydney metro area.
The advice intake times are:
Monday – 9.:30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday – 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday – 1.30pm to 4.30pm
If your matter is urgent, such as if you have lost your payment and have no other source of income, you can call on the office number – 02 9211 5300 - to speak to a lawyer straight away.