Social Security Rights Victoria interview June 2021 on Over the Wall

Friday, 4 June 2021 - 7:40am
Centrelink payments and reporting requirements after end of coronavirus Jobseeker supplement plus information on Social Security Rights Victoria Services

In this episode we hear about services at Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV). Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV) is a community legal centre that provides free legal services in relation to Social Security and Centrelink matters to people across Victoria.

In this podcast we hear information about SSRV by interviewing one of their lawyer's Dermott Williams including:

the SSRV DSP Help Page

the SSRV DSP toolkit with all the resources needed to put together a better chance of being successful when applying for DSP (great resource for workers and people applying for DSP)

the SSRV Worker assitance

and lots of information about reporting requirements to Centrelink and how to avoid getting Centrelink fines

If you do experience a Centrelink fine - you contact SSRV for free support and advice and here are the details 

And here's all contact details for SSRV:


Social Security Rights Victoria provides assistance regarding Centrelink legal matters to residents of Victoria.

General Advice Line

Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 12.30pm
Telephone: 03 9481 0355

During COVID-19 remote servicing: 0419 793 652

Worker Help Line

Monday – Thursday
9.00am – 5.00pm
Telephone: 03 9481 0655

During COVID-19 remote servicing: 0429 450 346

Rural callers

Telephone: 1800 094 164

If you live in the Geelong areaBarwon Community Legal Service also provides assistance with Centrelink issues.

Telephone: 03 5221 4744 / 1300 430 599

If you live outside of Victoria, you can find out about similar services in your state or territory by visiting the Economic Justice Australia website.

General enquiries

Monday – Thursday
9.00am – 5.00pm
Telephone: 03 9481 0299

Postal address: PO Box 4226, Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Street address: Level 4, Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy Victoria 3065 (Enter from Moor Street).


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