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Finance

There are many not-for-profit and government agencies that provide a wide range of services to assist people with chronic illness and disability.

Australian government financial supports and services


South Australian financial services

  • This government page lists SA charities that provide emergency financial assistance, help with utility bills and financial counselling.
  • The South Australian Financial Counsellors Association provides free financial counselling.
  • Affordable SA has a telephone and email helpline, plus a website with links to a wide range of services for money and finances.

Grants and no interest loans

  • A Wyatt grant can be used to help pay for household goods, utility bills, removal expenses and more. These small grants are made available through professionals working in a recognised organisation, who apply on your behalf.
  • No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) provides a loan to help pay for household goods, car registration and repairs, education expenses, medical and dental services, and more.

National Debt Helpline

A not-for-profit service where professional financial counsellors provide free, independent and confidential advice and step-by-step guides on how to tackle most debts.


Concessions

  • Concession finder: click on the category that applies to you, such as Pension Card, low-income earner, etc, and find the concessions that apply to you.
  • Find thirteen concessions available to people in SA, from energy bills, glasses, public transport and more.
  • Affordable SA includes some concessions not listed elsewhere.

Last edited: 08 December, 2020