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Disability funding

In 2008 the idea for an NDIS was raised at the 2020 Summit and as a result, a Disability Investment Group was established.  In July 2013, the hard work paid off with the launch of the first test sites.

As a person with a disability or carer, you may be entitled to disability funding or financial support

Disability funding

Most government benefit payments for people with a disability or their carers are administered by Centrelink. You’ll need to get in touch with your local Centrelink office or use their online self-service system to apply for and manage your disability support payments.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

You may be eligible for additional support through the NDIS.

The NDIS is a new system of providing support to people with a disability, their families, and carers. Launched in 2013 by the Australian Federal Government, the NDIS uses an insurance approach similar to Medicare. 

There are several factors that decide whether you’re eligible to receive funding under the NDIS, including your location, age, and whether you meet the requirements for disability or early intervention support. 

Find out more about the NDIS.

Disability Support Pension (DSP)

The Disability Support Pension provides financial support if you have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working, or if you are permanently blind.

    Find out more about the Disability Support Pension

    Mobility Allowance

    Mobility Allowance is a payment for people with disability, illness, or injury who cannot use public transport without substantial assistance and who need to travel for work, volunteer positions, study, training, or to look for work.

    You cannot get Mobility Allowance if you are receiving a funded package of support from the NDIS, however, you may still be eligible for a Health Care Card.

    Find out more about the Mobility Allowance

    Youth Disability Supplement

    The Youth Disability Supplement is an extra payment for young people with a physical, intellectual, or mental health disability who are already receiving certain income support payments.

    If you are 20 or younger, and you receive the Disability Support Pension, you will automatically receive the Youth Disability Supplement.

    Find out more about the Youth Disability Supplement

    Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    For those who have permanent and severe incontinence (bladder or bowel function), the Continence Aids Payment Scheme can help cover some of the related costs such as required products.

    Find out more about the Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    Child Disability Assistance Payment

    The Child Disability Assistance Payment is paid annually to parents towards the costs of caring for a child with a disability.

    Find out more about the Child Disability Assistance Payment

    Carer allowance

    The carer allowance is an income supplement paid to those who provide daily care for someone with a disability, medical condition, or who is elderly.

    Find out more about the carer allowance

    More information on disability funding

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