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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

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.

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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 lost your job and got a redundancy or termination payment, there may be help available.

Accessing NDIS funds

that can include education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements, and health and well being.

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.

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

These are Self-management, plan-managed funding and NDIS-managed funding. However, you can choose a combination of the three options. For example, you may choose to self-manage one part of your NDIS plan to start and have the rest managed by the NDIA.

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.