National Disability Insurance Scheme- NDIS Funding
The NDIS is the new way of providing support for Australians with disabilities, their families and carers.
The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capacity so they can participate in the community and employment.
Who is eligible for the NDIS?
You are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you: are under 65 years of age, and. are an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder, and. meet the disability or early intervention requirements.
If you think you meet these criteria, you can apply to join the NDIS.
Availability in your area. To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available;
- Age. You must be under 65 years of age when you apply to join the Scheme.
- Early Intervention Requirements.
If you need an Occupational Therapist CQ Mobility work closely with:
Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme
The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides funding for medical aids and equipment to eligible Queensland residents who have a permanent and stabilised condition or a disability. The scheme helps people to live at home and avoid early or inappropriate residential care or hospitalisation.
Aids and equipment are subsidy funded on a permanent loan basis, through private ownership or the supply of consumables. If you pay for more than 50% of the cost for an item, you can choose to take ownership, rather than having a permanent loan. However, this means that you are responsible for all repairs to that item.
MASS General Guidelines
The MASS General Guidelines assist prescribers in submitting applications to MASS and are updated regularly to reflect new requirements and eligibility criteria. In general, clients may be eligible for assistance under MASS if they:
- are a permanent resident of Queensland
- have a permanent/stable condition or disability
- hold a pensioner concession card, health care card or Queensland Government Senior Card
- meet specific clinical eligibility criteria relevant to the aid.
Department of Veteran Affairs – Funding
DVA issues health cards to eligible veterans and former members of Australia’s defence force, their widows/widowers and dependants. There are different eligibility requirements for each type of card.
Gold card – ‘DVA health card – For all conditions’
A Gold card entitles the holder to DVA funding for services for all clinically necessary health care needs, and all health conditions, whether they are related to war service or not. The card holder may be a veteran or the widow/widower or dependant of a veteran. Only the person named on the card is covered.
White card – ‘DVA health card – For specific conditions’
A White card entitles the holder to care and treatment for:
- accepted injuries or conditions that are war caused or service related;
- malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and/or depression whether war caused or not; and
- the symptoms of unidentifiable conditions that arise within 15 years of service (other than peacetime service).
Services covered by a White card are the same as those for a Gold card but must be for treatment of war caused or service related accepted conditions. The card also entitles the holder to transport related to treatment and access to the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) for their accepted conditions.
Continence Aids Payment Scheme – Funding
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme to financially assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of incontinence management products.
CAPS gives you greater choice and flexibility in how you purchase your products from a supplier of your choice.
Who is eligible for CAPS funding?
An Australian citizen or a permanent Australian resident, aged 5 years or older experiencing one of the following:
- Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by an eligible neurological condition
- Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by another condition provided the person has a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, whether as a primary card holder or a dependant of a cardholder
- Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by another condition provided the person has a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Pensioner Concession Card, whether as a primary card holder or a dependant of a cardholder