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Help for Low-Income Families Facing an Emergency

The below programs are specific to Australians however similar programs are provided by most countries governments and non-profits. The below is to give you an idea of the types of assistance that me be available in your country. If you are low-income and facing an emergency of any type, there is help available. The government has set up several programs that are designed to help people who are facing a significant financial hardship. These programs offer temporary financial support to help you get through this difficult time. Eligibility varies for each service offered, but most of these programs are design specifically for low-income families. Here is a look at the top benefits available for low-income families facing an emergency. Crisis Payments A crisis payment is a one-time payment that is made to people who are experiencing a severe financial hardship. Some examples include a person who is homeless due to domestic abuse, or a person who has just been released from jail. This payment is equal to one week’s worth of income support payments. A limit of four payments can be received within a 12-month period, but only one payment for each specific crisis. The crisis payment must also be ...

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