WorkWelfareWills fills an important gap for people with chronic illness. Through their client services work, member organisations of the Chronic Illness Alliance found that many clients, too sick to work, were missing out on superannuation payments and other insurance and social security entitlements right at the very time that they needed them most, simply because no one had told them about their entitlements.
It began with a free legal superannuation and insurance advice service. Over the years, hundreds of people with a chronic illness benefited from the help and advice they received. The Alliance recognised that many more people in the community needed information, and a web page was the most affordable and effective way to reach the broader community while still providing a resource to our member organisations.
Funding was sought from the Victoria Law Foundation and since then many individuals and organisations have contributed their skills and the Alliance would like to acknowledge and thank them all.
Thank you to Maurice Blackburn whose support made this site possible and to the Public Interest Law Clearing House which is now Justice Connect and Tabitha Lovett for their support and pro bono referrals.