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Financial hardship

What is financial hardship?

Financial hardship is when a change in your circumstances makes you unable to meet your existing financial obligations for a period of time.

This may arise when:

  • You’ve lost your job, or there is a material reduction in your income;
  • You have an unexpected illness or medical expense;
  • You experience a relationship breakdown;
  • You experience a natural disaster; or
  • You think you might be unable to make your repayments in the future due to some event.

Life has its ups and downs which can be difficult to navigate when they’re unplanned.  Here is some info to help you navigate through these unplanned moments together with additional support services you can access.