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Compensation for compulsory volunteer work
Topic: Compensation for compulsory volunteer work
Posted: 22/August/2017 at 12:30
I have been employed part-time since early this year but still receive
a Social Security payment. Because of this I have to visit a 'job network
The job network provider has repeatedly told me that as part of the
obligations I need to meet in order to continue receiving a Social Security
payment that I must do 15 hours per week of "compulsory volunteer work"
as part of the 'work for the dole' scheme. I have written evidence.
According Social security law (1st line Eligibility criteria)
188.8.131.52 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole | Guide to Social Security Law
This is not true as I am not receiving the full rate
So could I make a claim in the Small Claims Court to have the person who
is lying to me at the job network provider to pay me the value of the
compulsory volunteer work I have been forced to do?
|Quote Reply Posted: 22/August/2017 at 19:30|
If you read the guide that you mentioned you will see-
You may elect to be taken off WFD, the question you need to ask is, "Will my Social Security payment cease" before you so elect.
Call Centrelink to find out.
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