You may be able to get payments and concessions to help with household and other expenses.
A full list of payments and concessions can be found on the Centrelink website with information about the Disability Support Pension and additional payments and benefits to which you may be entitled.
More information about payments and benefits can be found on the FaHCSIA website.
If you're a young person who is studying, undertaking training, participating in an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work or sick, you may be eligible to claim the Youth Allowance payment. Information about Youth Allowance support can be found on the Centrelink website.
Use our Concessions Finder to download application forms and find out how to apply. You may be eligible for concessions or discounts for:
- council rates and dog registration
- Emergency Services levy
- electricity and gas bill
- water and sewerage rates
- public transport
- driver and vehicle licensing
- funeral financial help
- Australian Veterans concessions.
For more information:
If you have a visual impairment, Australia Post will deliver some items free of charge - see their website for information about eligibility for the scheme.
For information about eligibility for and applying to receive a subsidy on continence products from the Continence Aids Assistance Scheme (CAAS) and the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS), see the Department of Health and Ageing website.
More information about continence aids can be found in our continence section.
If disability is the result of an accident, you might be eligible for compensation. Phone the Law Society of South Australia on 8229 0222 and ask for advice about seeing a personal injury solicitor.
If you receive compensation, you will have to pay for any services you receive from Disability Services. For more information about the support that Disability Services can provide, contact your local Disability Services office or phone 1300 786 117.
If you prefer to purchase support directly from private organisations, see the list of Disability Services approved providers.