Policies

Delivering Assistance to Our Community

The below information is provided as an overview of the policies currently in place. It is not intended to represent the entire policy and its limits.

We encourage all beneficiaries to submit their applications for review. Each application is reviewed on its own merits, in accordance with current policy and taking into consideration each person’s individual circumstances.

HARDSHIP

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of every day living up to a limit of $5,000 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include food, fuel, utility bills, car repairs and maintenance, electrical goods, clothing, bedding, furniture, rental arrears, reasonable IT and phones.

This does not include things such as payment of fines or credit card/loan debt, holidays, gaming equipment.

CARER

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of every day living up to a limit of $500 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include food, fuel, utility bills, car repairs and maintenance, electrical goods, clothing, bedding, furniture, rental arrears, reasonable IT and phones.

This does not include things such as payment of fines or credit card/loan debt, holidays, gaming equipment.

SPORTS

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of participating in sporting activities up to a limit of $500 per financial year per beneficiary and each of their registered dependents.

This may include registration fees, uniforms, sporting equipment, gym membership fees, team registrations.

This does not include camping equipment, recreational vehicles (such as jet skis).

FUNERAL TRAVEL

To assist a beneficiary to travel to funerals up to a limit of $1,000 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include food and fuel to travel to a funeral.

This does not cover accommodation or hire cars.

HEADSTONE

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of installing a headstone for a Nyamal person who has passed away up to a limit of $10,000 per headstone.

MEDICAL

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of health, wellbeing and medical expenses up to a limit of $2,000 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include prescriptions, doctor or allied health professional costs, dental bills, health related equipment, health insurance fees, prescription glasses, reasonable travel to essential medical appointments.

This does not include things such as payment of cosmetic surgery, nonprescription glasses, applications not supported by medical professional’s letter.

EDUCATION

To assist a beneficiary with the cost of education up to a limit of $2,000 for secondary/tertiary and $1,000 for preprimary and primary school per calendar year per beneficiary and each of their registered dependent.

This may include school fees, books, laptops or tablets, uniforms, school camps or excursions, sporting needs, bikes, musical instruments and tuition, tutor fees, canteen lunches and general school supplies.

This does not include computer gaming equipment, mobile phones (unless basic and supported by school), flights for holidays.

FUNERAL

To assist the family of a deceased beneficiary with the cost of a funeral up to a limit of $10,000 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include funeral director fees, coffin, cemetery and associated fees, flowers, clothing for immediate family, eulogy books, catering and assistance with wake.

This does not include travel to and from a funeral, flights or accommodation (see Funeral Travel Assistance Policy).

ELDERLY

To assist a beneficiary 55 years or older with the additional cost of living, health and wellbeing up to a limit of $10,000 per beneficiary per financial year.

This may include food, fuel, motor vehicle repairs, house maintenance, rent arrears, furniture, whitegoods, clothing, utility bills.

This does not include holidays, motor vehicles (unless exceptional circumstances), payment of loans or debts.

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