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