There are various funding pathways, services and subjects to help you.
We highlight ways to access funding and supports via the Disability Employment Services (DES) for employment-related needs and how you can access NDIS funds for your disability supports below.
Disability Employment Services
Related payments and services
Disability Support Pension
The Disability Support Pension provides financial help if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working.
Work Assist is a service to help you stay in work if you risk losing your job through illness, injury or disability.
Mobility Allowance is a payment to help with travel costs for work, study or looking for work if you have a disability, illness or injury that means you cannot use public transport.
If you are disabled, ill or injured and looking for work
The Government can provide financial support and help to people with disability, illness or injury. This support can help you study or find and keep a job.
If you have been retrenched or made redundant
If you have lost your job and got a redundancy or termination payment, there may be help available.
Accessing NDIS funds
The NDIS funds a range of supports and services
that can include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements, and health and well being.
If you receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP)
this does not mean you are automatically eligible for NDIS, you will still need to check your eligibility and apply for the NDIS funding. If you receive NDIS funding, it will not affect any income support you receive, such as the DSP or Carer Allowance.
If you are currently receiving Mobility Allowance
when you receive an approved NDIS plan, your eligibility for the Mobility Allowance payment will stop. Learn more about Mobility Allowance.
Managing your NDIS funds
There are three options to manage your NDIS funding
You will always have choices open to you.
No matter how your funds are managed you will always be in control to ensure your services are working for you and fit in your budget. Read more about managing your NDIS funding.