An indicator of vulnerability is one of the following:
For the purposes of a determination under SS(Admin)Act subsection 123UGA(1), a person is defined as experiencing financial hardship where they are unable to purchase goods, access services or engage in activities to meet their priority needs (22.214.171.124) due to a lack of financial resources. The receipt of income support is not, by itself, sufficient evidence that a person is experiencing financial hardship. There must be some additional consideration, such as a lack of skills or an inability to manage limited resources, which are contributing to a person's financial difficulties.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123UGA(1) Determination by Secretary
Financial exploitation occurs when a person is subject to undue pressure, harassment, violence, abuse, deception or exploitation for financial resources by another person or people, including other family members and community members.
A failure to undertake reasonable self-care applies if a person is engaged in conduct that threatens their physical or mental wellbeing and the Secretary is satisfied that the person has not taken sufficient steps to address the conduct. This conduct may include, for example, substance abuse issues or problem gambling.
A person may be considered to be homeless or at risk of homelessness where the person does not have, or is at risk of not having, access to safe, secure and adequate housing. Examples of these circumstances include:
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013