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Welfare Payments & Access to Funds


131 272
30 Stephen Street Mount Barker

Providing social security payments and services to Australians including Job Seeker and Rent Assistance.
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Farmer Assistance Hotline

13 23 16

Farmer Assistance Hotline

Provides assistance for farmers and their families who are experiencing financial hardship.
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No Interest Loan Scheme - NILS

13 64 57
Monday – Friday 9.00am-4.00pm

NILS is a No Interest Loan Scheme for people on a low income who cannot obtain fair and affordable credit. No Interest Loans (NILS) for anyone adversely impacted by the Coronavirus will be made available soon. However, anyone needing immediate assistance can apply for a NILS loan through our existing program, although this loan has narrower criteria and is not for bills. To find out further information about a NILS loan, please call 1300 770 550

Australian Tax Office – Early release Superannuation

1800 806 218
Monday–Friday 8.00am–8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am–4.00pm (AEST)

If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access some of your superannuation early.

Eligible citizens and permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand can apply for up to $10,000 in 2019–20 and up to a further $10,000 in 2020–21.

Applications for early release of superannuation are accepted through ATO online services via myGov.

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Services Australia – Childcare

Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy won’t be paid between 6 April and 28 June 2020. You won’t need to pay fees if you access child care during this time.

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Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme in SA

The South Australian Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme provides financial support to eligible South Australian workers who are required to self-isolate or quarantine because of a public health direction from SA Health and mandatory COVID-19 testing, and do not have access to paid leave or other income support. The Scheme came into effect from 24 August 2020.

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