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Research into social security waiting periods and poverty traps

15th December 2016
Research
Research, commissioned by the National Welfare Rights Network, into the social security waiting periods which apply to people receiving a redundancy or compensation payment, exploring options to support people to manage these payments and reduce the incidence of people running out of money before the end of their waiting period.

How does the National Welfare Rights Network add value to clients?

19th February 2015
Research
How does the National Welfare Rights Network add value to clients? by Susan Bell Research. An independent report commissioned by the National Welfare Rights Network about the value of Welfare Rights services. 

'Living on the Disability Support Pension', Research Report, January 2015

23rd January 2015
Research
Living on the Disability Support Pension: A report commissioned by the National Welfare Rights Network about the experiences of people living on the Disability Support Pension. 

"Runaway youth debt - no allowance for youth"

30th September 2002
Research
Runaway youth debt -no allowance for youthAn analysis of the causes and impact of extensive debt in the Youth Allowance system. Researched and written by Welfare Rights Centre, Sydney.  

Kicking them while they are down - Youth Allowance and Youth Poverty

31st May 2002
Research
An analysis of the causes and effects of breaches, penalties and debts in the Youth Allowance system. Researched and written by the Welfare Rights Centre, Sydney

Doling out the Punishment: the rise and rise of Social Security penalties

8th November 2000
Research
A joint research paper by the National Welfare Rights Network and ACOSS