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Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provide information and referral, a low-cost legal advice service on a wide range of issues, and a mediation service.

Their services include:

  • Free information on a wide range of issue
  • Low-cost Legal Advice
  • Low-cost mediation and dispute resolution
  • Free Tax Help (July – October)
  • Assistance with WA NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme) Applications
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Probate Assistance
  • Preparation of Family Court documents
  • Letters of Administration
  • Wills
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Guardianship
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Rural West

Rural Financial Counselling Services WA (RFCS WA) services are available to:

  • All types of farming including livestock, grain, fruit and vegetables
  • Professional fishing
  • Forestry
  • Small rural businesses that support these industries, such as fencing, harvesting, spraying or stock management contracting.
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Kimberley Community Legal Services – Financial Help

Financial Counselling:

How can KCLS help?

  • Complete a budget with you;
  • Contact other services and agencies to confirm your bills and debts;
  • Call Horizon Power if you are struggling to pay your power bill, and you want Horizon Power to approve you for a government payment towards your bill: the Hardship Utilities Grant Scheme (HUGS);
  • Apply for some of your debts to be forgiven because of your hardship; and
  • Deal with debt collectors.

Centrelink:

How can KCLS help?

  • Arranging Centrepay deductions to pay bills and rent
  • helping you understand payments and confirm your entitlements
  • Appealing Centrelink decisions you do not agree with
  • Talking to you about Centrelink in your community

 

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Pilbara Community Legal Service

The Financial Counselling service is offered to both high and low income earners. It is non-judgmental, confidential and free. Information, support and advocacy is provided to assist clients to address identified financial problems and manage financial situations more effectively.

PLCS Financial Counsellor’s assist with:

  • Helping to manage debts (rent, water, power, car loans etc.)
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
  • Budget plans to assist with managing money more effectively
  • Information on consumer rights and obligations
  • Information on bankruptcy
  • Accessing superannuation for hardship relief
  • Government agency assistance (Centrelink, Housing Authority etc.)
  • Information on concession and rebate entitlements
  • Referrals to government or non-government services
  • Mortgage Issues and negotiation due to financial hardship
  • Disputes with Creditors
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Escare – Esperance Financial Counselling Service

Esperance Financial Counselling Service primarily targets families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties. This is a free holistic service assisting people to gain financial knowledge and control of their lives.

The service has run workshops such as ‘Money Matters’, a financial management workshop, including topics such as, understanding paperwork, goal setting, credit, debts and budgets.

Financial Counselling can help you to:

  • Learn different ways to spend and save money
  • Prepare personal and family budgets
  • Talk to creditors
  • Negotiate payments/loans
  • Reduce financial stress
  • Choose options to reduce debts
  • Make appropriate referrals
  • Bankruptcy options
  • Provide financial education
  • Ensure you are receiving eligable rebates and subsidies
  • Applications for No Interest Loan Scheme(NILS)
  • Applications Step Up Loans
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Anglicare WA – Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling is for anyone seeking financial information. It is an inclusive service that is appropriate for people in a broad range of circumstances no matter where you live or how much you may earn. Financial Counselling is free and confidential.

Anglicare WA’s Financial Counsellors are qualified to:

  • Make assessments of financial situations
  • Provide information and options to address financial problems
  • Assist with resolutions if necessary
  • Advocate and negotiate with creditors
  • Make referrals to other useful services in the community
  • Provide information about government assistance that may be available
  • Support clients in developing their own budget
  • Relay relevant information about consumer credit and bankruptcy
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National Debt Hotline

National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.

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WAConnect

WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accommodation among other services.

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Wunan – Financial Capability Services

Financial Capability Services help Aboriginal people to develop longer-term capacity to budget and manage money. Their Financial Capability workers deliver financial literacy education and support, including community workshops, information and coaching, one-on-one budgeting assistance, and providing support to clients every step of the way.

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Joongari House

Assists individuals and families experiencing financial crisis to address their financial situation through the provision of counselling- advocacy- referral and the Hardship Utility Grant Scheme (HUGS).

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