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LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse

LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse

By LIV Elder Law Committee

Aged Persons Finance 

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The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) has raised concerns about the impact of the Centrelink's Income and Asset Test on victims of elder financial abuse.

It is common for an individual who has been deprived of assets in circumstances of elder financial abuse, to have those same assets classed as a gift or a loan.

In this submission, the LIV examines issues with Centrelink hardship applications by victims of elder financial abuse, and proposes new criteria within hardship provisions under the assessment of loans and gifts to expressly include elder financial abuse.

Read the submission here.

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Elder Law Section
elderlawsection@liv.asn.au
9607 9413


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