Simplified FHA application form now cut by a third

THE FORTNIGHTLY Farm Household Allowance (FHA) hardship payment has now been made easier for producers to access with farmers being urged to apply.

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Hardship payments now made easier to access.

The FHA application form has been changed and information sessions are being held on Saturdays at some regional Centrelink offices.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the changes to the application form were also helping farmers to find out sooner if there were eligible.

"The application form has been cut by a third and critical eligibility criteria is at the front so farmers can identify if they are eligible much quicker," Minister Littleproud said.

"No one should be too proud to apply," he said.

"Farmers should also remember that a Rural Financial Counsellor can help them fill out the form for free. The RFCS currently has around 4,000 active clients, up from the usual 3,000. The government is providing an extra $5 million to the RFCS to ...