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.
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:
- cost of living
- emergency services levy
- energy bills
- water and sewerage rates
- public transport
- glasses or contact lenses
- funeral expenses.
Phone the ConcessionsSA Hotline on 1800 307 758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concessions and health care cards are issued by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.
- Carers - phone 132 717
- Older Australians - phone 132 300
- People with disability - phone 132 717
- Centrelink contacts - post, email or phone
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.
Home dialysis electricity concession
Patients who receive dialysis treatment at home for kidney disease can receive $165 annually to contribute to the running cost of dialysis equipment.
Any person undergoing dialysis treatment at home is eligible for the home dialysis electricity concession provided that the concession has been approved by a SA Health practitioner. Apply through your renal unit.
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.
Programs, services and payments for people with disability and carers:
- The Australian Government Department of Human Services
- The Australian Government Department of Social Services.
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.
Some people with incontinence may be eligible for financial assistance for continence products through the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS).
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.