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Melbourne Legacy

293 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal address: GPO Box 4312 Melbourne VIC 3001

Phone: (03) 8626 0500

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Welfare Support and Financial Assistance

Our services - Melbourne Legacy


Legacy employs professional staff to assist Legatees advocate on behalf of widows and dependants providing advice and assistance on housing and welfare issues when needed.

Welfare support includes financial assistance by way of grants and loans. For such, priority is given to individuals in necessitous circumstances, including the following:

  • Are not in receipt of a War Widows Pension;
  • Are in receipt of a partial or full Age Pension, Service Pension, and Superannuation etc;
  • Do not have any family to assist and have few assets; and
  • All other avenues to obtain assistance have been sourced. e.g. Aged Care Assessment Service, Local Council, etc.

Financial help

Examples of welfare assistance include the following:-

Legacy Ancillary Medical Benefits Subsidy ('LAMBS')

The Legacy Ancillary Medical Benefits Subsidy ('LAMBS') has been established to assist widows with accessing medical or ancillary health aids e.g. Glasses, Podiatry, Dental procedures, Dentures, Hearing aids etc.

Travelling Expenses Assistance

The service has been established to assist widows who require transport to and from medical or allied health services.

Enrolled Future Widows

Legacy services are available to the wives/partners and dependants of Australian and Allied Veterans who have had operational service and who are still living but suffering from a terminal illness or an incapacity that prevents them from looking after the welfare of their dependants.

Should you require any further information about the services mentioned above, please contact Legacy House om (03) 8626 0500 between 9am - 5pm weekdays.

Aged Care

Melbourne Legacy's Older Adults Coordinator:

  • Will discuss any health or welfare concerns that the widow may have;
  • Will liaise and advocate with hospital staff, social workers, and aged care assessments officers if requested;
  • Provide widows and family members with information on aged care services available to enable widows to live as safe and independently as possible in their home; and
  • Provide advice on procedures and requirements when looking to move into an aged care facility.

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