The Arthur Marsden Whiting’s Sympathy Fund was established to provide assistance to people with a physical disability who are in need of financial support.
The Companion Card is issued to help people with a significant, permanent disability, who can demonstrate that they are unable to access most community activities and venues without attendant care support.
Assists people who have been receiving Disability Support Packages, BUT are not eligible for the NDIS because they are 65+.
The purpose of the Essential Medical Equipment Payment is to cover the additional costs of running essential medical equipment, that arise from the introduction of a carbon price on 1 July 2012.
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State Government of Victoria
Life Support Concession – Application Form
Victorian Government Human Services
The Life Support Concession assists Victorian households who hold a valid concession card with electricity costs where a member of the household uses an eligible life support machine
If you are a concession card holder, and a member of the household has a medical condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate temperature, you can use this form to apply for assistance with summer electricity costs.
People over the age of 65 can contact My Aged Care 1800 200 422 or go to http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/eligibility-diverse-needs/older-people-disabilities to find out about services are available.
If you are under the age of 65 and live in an NDIS roll-out site (and have had polio) you may be eligible for the NDIS. Call the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 or go to ndis.gov.au/vic for information on how to apply and when the NDIS will roll out in each local government area.
SWEP provides Victorian people who either have a permanent or long-term disability or are frail aged with subsidised aids, equipment and home and vehicle modifications.
It provides some funding for assistive technology, continence aids, CPAP, car and home modifications.
For more information go to https://swep.bhs.org.au/for-individuals.php or telephone 1300 747 937