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People with disability

Find information about payments and support services for people with disability and their carers.

Carers

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Caring daily for someone with a disability, illness or medical condition is an important responsibility. Payments and services are available to help.

Department of Human Services

People with disability

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Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or disability.
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Department of Human Services

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Provides community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Disabilities

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Links to resources about physical and mental disabilities, as well as information on rehabilitation and caring for people with disabilities. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

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Disability and carers

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Programs and services to support people with disability and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.

Department of Social Services

Disability parking scheme

Provides information for eligible people to apply for the Australian Disability Parking Permit, allowing them park nearer to their destination.

Department of Social Services

Disability support services

Links to resources on support services for people with disabilities and their carers. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

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Help at home

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Provides information to assist people to stay at home. Includes information on home and community care services, home care packages and other care and support available.

Department of Social Services

Living with a disability

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Links to a range of resources about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

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Mobility allowance

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Provides help to people who have a disability, illness or injury participate in approved activities. The allowance helps with the transport costs for those who cannot use public transport, permanently or for an extended period, without assistance.

Department of Human Services

NABS – National Auslan Booking and Payment Service

Provides interpreters to deaf and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private medical appointments. It is free of charge to Sign Language users and medical practitioners.

Department of Social Services

National Companion Card

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Enables eligible people with lifelong disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.

Department of Social Services

National Respite for Carers Program

Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Social Services

Self help devices

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Self help, or assistive, devices can give a person the leverage they need to perform certain tasks that they find difficult due to lack of strength, flexibility, range of motion or balance. Healthdirect page linking to information on a range of self help devices.

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