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Disaster Welfare Services to set up in Moss Vale

10 January, 2020Posted in: Other
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The State Government’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will open a Disaster Welfare Assistance Point at Council’s Civic Centre next week.

Disaster Welfare Services staff will be available on Monday 13 January  and Tuesday 14 January 2020 between 9am and 4pm at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre.

Further presence will be determined following the initial two day visits.

The OEM leads, coordinates and develops capability in the emergency management sector and conducts state-wide welfare and recovery operations during times of disaster.

The primary focus for their Moss Vale visit will be to complete applications for people who may be eligible for ‘natural disaster’ payment.  Criteria for eligibility are limited to people who have lost their home, are un-insured or on a low income.

The Australian Red Cross will also be in attendance to provide counselling support.

No appointments are necessary.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Civic Centre is located at 68 Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale.

If you are unable to attend and need assistance please call the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.