Apply for disability services and support
Disability services and supports are available for many South Australians living with permanent disability.
Eligibility depends on age, location and individual need.
Apply through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Adults under 65
Apply to the NDIS
You must require support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent.
You must live in an area serviced by the NDIS.
Use the NDIS access checklist to see if you may be able to participate in the scheme.
National Disability Insurance Agency - phone 1800 800 110
Apply to Disability SA
If you live in an area not yet serviced by the NDIS, you may be eligible for Disability SA support if you have one or more of the following:
- physical disability
- intellectual disability
- autism spectrum disorder
- a neurological condition
- an acquired brain injury
and this condition results in permanent, moderate-to-severe functional loss that requires ongoing specialist disability support.
Receiving a Commonwealth Disability Support Pension does not automatically mean you are eligible for Disability SA support.
Contact Disability SA
Apply to ReturntoWorkSA (formerly WorkCover)
ReturnToWorkSA is responsible for providing work injury insurance and regulating the South Australian Return to Work scheme.
They provide insurance that protects South Australian businesses and workers in the event of a work injury.
ReturnToWorkSA provides financial support to cover worker wages, reasonable medical treatment and return to work services to people who have been injured at work.
Adults over 65
If you are over 65 years of age and need support to live at home, contact MyAgedCare.
Phone 1800 200 422
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