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Compensation for compulsory volunteer work

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    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
provider' regularly.
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)

3.2.9.60 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?

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/August/2017 at 19:30
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?

No.
If you read the guide that you mentioned you will see-
Job seekers who obtain paid work for more than one fortnight, and as a result, receive a reduced rate of payment, may choose to exit WFD.


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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