Achieving financial independence

After being under a financial management order, John worked with PWDA to get a revocation of the order.
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John was subjected to a financial management order after being diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and a neurological disorder.

John received the Disability Support Pension and had modest savings in a Trustee and Guardian (T&G) Trust Account but paid more in account fees than he received in interest.

In 2014 the NSW Trustee and Guardian approved John to manage his own pension and bills, but when he applied for review of the financial management order, the application was dismissed.

How PWDA helped

In 2021, John requested support from a PWDA advocate to help him try again.

John and the PWDA advocate wrote a new submission to the tribunal outlining grounds for the revocation. PWDA supported John to negotiate the various stage of the hearing and the financial management order was finally revoked, with one tribunal member commenting it was “time to move on”.

How to get help

Our advocates and support staff are here to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

For support or more information, call and speak with one of our advocates on 1800 422 015 or visit our Get Help page.

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