Financial help for disability

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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:

How to get financial help for disability

If you want to find out what payments you could get

Visit the Department of Human Services Payment and Service Finder or call Centrelink on 13 27 17

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

Visit the Australian Taxation Office website or call 13 28 61
You can also use the Invalid and Invalid Carer Tax Offset Calculator

If you want to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website or call 1800 800 110