Financial help for disability
If you care for a person with disability, the Australian Government may give you financial help.
You might also have your own health problems, including disability. Make sure you get the help you need, as well as help for the person you care for. You can use the information and links on this website to get support, such as through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Payments for carers
The payments available for carers are:
- carer payments – the Carer Payment, Carer Allowance or Carer Supplement
- family payments – such as the Child Disability Assistance Payment
- tax offsets – reduce how much tax you pay on your taxable income. You may get a tax offset if you care for a person with disability and neither you, nor the person you care for, got carer or disability payments for the full financial year
Payments for the person you care for
The person you care for may also be able to get financial help. The payments available are:
- Disability Support Pension – this gives financial support for a person aged over 16 with a physical, intellectual or mental condition that stops them from working
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – gives a package of support tailored to the needs of the person with disability
How to get financial help for disability
If you want to find out what payments you could get
If you want to arrange payments
Call Centrelink on 13 27 17 and answer the recorded questions
If you need to find out what tax concessions you could get
If you want to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Visit the Centrelink Payment and Service Finder to see what payments you may be able to get
Use the Planning for the future: people with disability booklet to help you plan for the future of someone with disability
If you have feedback on the site, we'd love to hear from you.