The Federal and State Governments provide payments and services to help you if you have an illness, injury or disability that means you can’t work, or can only do a limited amount of work. Read more about:
Centrelink is part of the part of the Federal Government’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and delivers a range of social security payments and services.
The following payments are available from Centrelink:
- Disability Support Pension (DSP) – Financial support if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working
- Other Centrelink concessions and payments – Allowance to assist people who meet the eligibility for various payments
National Disability Insurance Agency
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency which is implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It aims to support people with a significant and permanent disability, as well as their families and carers.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) delivers policies and programs and provides financial assistance, accommodation options and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.
Financial assistance is provided by the Federal Government’s Department of Human Services to people who provide daily care to someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.
Other government and non-government organisations and community services provide services and assistance for people experiencing financial difficulties.