Disability

Disability concessions and entitlements

Depending on the nature of your disability, you may be eligible for concessions or payments to help you with household and other expenses.

Concessions

Use the Concessions Finder to find out the types of financial support available, how to apply and download application forms.

You may be eligible for concessions or discounts for:

  • council rates
  • emergency services levy
  • electricity and gas bill
  • water and sewerage rates
  • public transport
  • spectacles
  • funeral financial help.

Phone the Concessions Hotlineon 1800 307 758 or email concessions@sa.gov.au.

Concessions and health care cards are issued by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

Medical heating and cooling concession

You may be eligible for the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession if you are a South Australian on a fixed or low income who must frequently use heating or cooling in your home to prevent the severe worsening of your medical condition.

Payments

You may be eligible to receive payments such as:

  • Disability Support Pension
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Child Disability Assistance Payment
  • Youth Disability Supplement
  • Essential Medical Equipment Payment.

The Commonwealth payments finder will help you find out if you are eligible for support based on your personal circumstances.

Information on Australian Government programs, services and payments for people with disability and their carers is available through:

The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme can help if you live too far from a primary or secondary school that is suitable for your child. You don't need to live in a country area to be eligible.

Assistance and concessions for Aboriginal people

Information about payments for Aboriginal people is available through the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

You can access Centrelink's Indigenous Phone Services if you:

  • live in a rural or remote part of Australia
  • don't have direct access to other facilities.

Continence products

Some people with incontinence may be eligible for financial assistance for continence products through the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS).

Compensation

You may be eligible for compensation if your disability is the result of a car crash or accident. Contact the Law Society of South Australia and ask for advice about seeing a personal injury solicitor.

You may have to pay for some or all services you receive if you receive compensation.


Related information

On this site

Public transport concessions

School Card scheme

Taxi Fare Subsidy Scheme

Other websites

Disability contacts and locations

Postal concessions - Australia Post special delivery for people with a visual impairment


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Page last updated 26 July 2017

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