Throughout June, Legal Aid NSW has been supporting a Resilience NSW and Service NSW led ‘Grants Blitz’ initiative in Lismore, Casino and Evans Head.
The purpose was to fast track new and existing applications for Government flood grants.
Lawyers from Legal Aid NSW and the Northern Rivers CLC provided advice to over 100 people about grant eligibility criteria and assisted clients to draft and witness statutory declarations in support of grant applications on site. In the process of assisting people with their grants, a number of other legal issues were identified, and Legal Aid NSW provided advice and follow up assistance on insurance claims, residential parks issues and financial hardship.
More Grants sessions will be held at Ballina RSL from 26 July to 3 August. : Book a Northern Rivers flood grant support session | Service NSW. Legal Aid solicitors will again be on hand to provide advice and assistance.