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Financial supports for people with disability

Age Pension

If you are Age Pension age and receive a Disability Support Pension, you can apply to transfer to the Age Pension.

Find out how to transfer from your Disability Support Pension to an Age Pension

Covid-19 financial help

If you’re impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial help depending on your situation. The rules are different for each payment. See if you are eligible for financial help

Disability Support Pension

You may be eligible for the Disability Support Pension to provide you with long-term (ongoing) financial support if you are aged over 16 with a physical, intellectual or mental condition that stops you from working. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Disability Support Pension

Launchpad – leaving school and leading your own life

Autism Spectrum Australia has developed this resource to help young people with Autism and their families to live independently.
See how Launchpad can help you

Managing your finances

Information for new migrants about managing your finances. Learn about financial support services in Australia for new migrants

Mobility Allowance

You may be eligible to receive help with travel costs for work, study or looking for work if you have a disability, illness or injury that means you can’t use public transport. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Mobility Allowance

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a package of financial support tailored for the needs of each person with disability. The support is designed to provide the services you need for your health and wellbeing. See what services are available and how you can organise NDIS support

No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)

NILS offers people on low incomes, safe and affordable access to credit. The scheme provides up to $1500 for essential goods and services. Find out more about NILS

Youth Disability Supplement

You may be eligible for an extra payment if you’re a young person with disability and on an income support payment. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Youth Disability Supplement

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Aids and equipment to find out how to get financial support for aids and equipment.

Financial support for healthcare to find out about further financial support for healthcare and medicines.

Financial supports when you’re looking for work


There could be financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work. Jobseeker could also be for when you’re sick or injured and can’t do your usual work or study for a short time. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for the Jobseeker payment

Work Assist

This payment can help you to stay in work if you risk losing your job through illness, injury or disability. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for the Work Assist payment

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Employment to find more information on getting employment support.

Financial supports for students with disability

Pensioner Education Supplement

If you already receive a payment from the government (eg a Disability Support Pension), this supplement can help you to find a job by completing further study. It helps with the costs of full-time or part-time study in an approved course. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for the Pensioner Education Supplement

Payments for students and trainees

If you’re studying, training or doing an Australian Apprenticeship, you may be eligible for Youth Allowance for students and apprentices, Austudy, ABSTUDY or Assistance for Isolated Children.Find out if you are eligible for any of these student payments

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you