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 in financial hardship when they are not effectively using their available financial resources; particularly where a person is unable to purchase goods, access services or engage in activities to meet their priority needs (126.96.36.199) due to a lack of financial resources.
The person must be demonstrating a lack of skills or ability to manage their money and they must not be making effective use of the resources that they have.
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 when a person's physical or mental wellbeing is threatened because they are engaging in conduct such as substance misuse or problem gambling and they are not taking sufficient steps to address the conduct.
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: 20 September 2013