Services Australia offers a range of support for individuals facing financial hardship or crises. They provide short-term counseling and referrals through social workers, assistance with accessing payments, and budgeting help via Community Engagement Officers and Centrepay. Payments like Additional Child Care Subsidy Temporary Financial Hardship and Crisis Payment are available for those in extreme situations.
Other support includes Carer Adjustment Payment, Home Equity Access Scheme, early super release, and Special Benefit. Services Australia also collaborates with organizations for additional assistance, including mental health services. The National Redress Scheme aids survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, and Moneysmart directs people to charities and organizations for urgent financial aid and budgeting support.
Contact Services Australia - Crisis and special help
Phone: 13 24 68