Advice for those experiencing financial stress
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Managing daily expenses can be tough, here are some ways to help you to reduce financial stress when serious injuries result in a loss of skills and opportunities.
Your overall health can be further impacted when serious injuries result in a loss of skills and opportunities; you may be unable to take part in everyday activities such as work, study and socialising, and be worried about finances and the future.
Managing daily expenses can be tough. Mortgages, rent, bills, and routine living expenses can all add financial stress when you are in hospital and while recovering from injury.
Inform them of your inability to attend work. It is your choice how much detail to provide them with.
If so, contact your employer to report the incident and injury and ask about the workplace procedure to submit a claim. For further information contact Return to Work SA on 13 18 55 or visit Return to Work SA website.
Enquire if you have:
If you are experiencing temporary or long-term financial hardship, you should tell your utilities provider as soon as possible and ask to join their hardship program.
If you are studying or have children in school with ongoing fees, contact the provider or school and ask about their financial hardship policy. Ask if you can defer payments or set up a modified payment plan.
Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance is paid at the same time as you pay your motor vehicle registration. Just as vehicle registration is compulsory, so is CTP Insurance.
You can call the CTP Insurance Regulator Helpline on 1300 303 558.