Community Legal Education

The Welfare Rights Centre provides education and training on various topics in social security law and policy. We have developed a structured program for 2019/20 which in most cases is open to all members of the public.

 

Session 1 - Social Security Basics

This session is for anyone who wants to get an understanding of how social security and family assistance law works, as well as Centrelink's administrative process.

Event Details:

Tuesday 3 September 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teachers Federation House,
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010


Presenter: Solicitor Donna Flood

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Session 2 - Claiming Disability Support Pension & Carers Payment

This session focuses on the eligibility criteria for DSP and CP, the evidence required, and what to do if the claim is rejected.

Event Details:

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teachers Federation House,
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010


Presenter: Solicitor Donna Flood

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Session 3 - Impact of lump sums on Centrelink payments

This session is for CLC workers only and focuses on how lump sum payments resulting from compensation, property settlements, or an inheritance can impact on a Centrelink payment.

Event Details:

November 2019 (Date TBC)
CLCNSW Quarterlies


Presenter: Principal Solicitor Natalie Ross

Note: this session will be available to CLC workers only.

 

Session 4 - Domestic Violence & Centrelink

This session targets community workers who assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, and focuses on the income support available, and how to navigate the system.

Event Details:

Wednesday 10 June 2020, 10 am - 12 pm
Online session via zoom


Presenter: Solicitor Daniel Turner

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Session 5 - Centrelink Debts & Robodebts

What can you do if you have a Centrelink debt? Why are robodebts different? All your questions answered during this session.

Event details:

Tuesday 30 June 2020, 10 am - 11:30 am
Online session via zoom


Presenter: Solicitor Daniel Turner

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