Financial Hardship Assistance

In today's world, staying connected via mobile phones and the internet is more crucial than ever. In times of financial hardship, the ability to stay connected becomes even more important, serving not just as a link to friends and family but also as a lifeline to emergency services, employment opportunities, and educational resources. 

Our financial assistance program is designed to keep you connected when it matters the most, demonstrating our dedication to support our customers through thick and thin. 


What is Financial Hardship?

Financial hardship refers to a temporary or long-term situation where a customer is unable to meet their financial obligations due to various circumstances like: 

  1. illness 
  2. unemployment 
  3. family violence 
  4. unexpected events that have impacted your income 

Our goal is to provide solutions that empower you to manage your BLiNK account effectively during this time. Depending on your situation, a variety of short and long-term options are at your disposal, including the following:

  1. controlling spend 
  2. switching you to a prepaid service 
  3. finding a plan or product with a lower cost 
  4. restricting specific or the entire service 
  5. creating a payment arrangement plan

For the full details of our Financial Hardship Policy, you may visit our Terms and Conditions page.


How to Get Financial Hardship Assistance?

If you need help in paying your bills due to these circumstances, you have the right to apply for financial hardship assistance through any of our customer service channels. Note that this service is free of charge. 

To start the process, you may contact us so we can discuss your situation. In some cases, we may ask you to complete our Financial Hardship Assistance Application Form and ask for additional documents to better understand your situation and move forward with your request. Upon receiving all necessary information, we'll inform you of the outcome of the assessment within 7 business days

If you are eligible, we will work with you or your financial advisor in achieving a just financial arrangement tailored to your specific circumstances, allowing you to stay connected.

If you are dissatisfied about the outcome of your application or the process, we encourage you to seek a review by calling us or emailing You may also seek external assistance from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) by visiting their website at


Where to Get Help?

You can talk to a financial counsellor or a consumer advocate through the National Debt Hotline. You may call them at 1800 007 007 (minimum opening hours are 9.30 AM – 4.30 PM Monday to Friday) or visit their website at

Alternatively, you can find the financial counselling service nearest to you by visiting