Starting in September this year, thousands of injured workers who have been in receipt of weekly benefits since before 1 October 2012, will have their weekly payments cut off.
If you, or someone you know, is one of these workers, it is important for you to know that Centrelink assistance may be able to be provided.
An application can be lodged with Centrelink up to 13 weeks before payments cease.
Before you apply to Centrelink, you need to:
To make an application for assistance, the following needs to be supplied to Centrelink:
Centrelink assesses each application based on personal circumstances.
Please don’t wait to seek assistance or advice until your payments have ceased. Give us a call or come and see us at Lismore, Ballina or the Gold Coast if you have any questions.