Checklist for people with disabilities and long-term illness
The lists and links below are to help you to check out all the main services and entitlements for people with disabilities. The focus is on adults with a long-term illness or disability likely to last at least one year.
The headings in the left hand column of each section link to general documents on the subject, and those in the right hand column link to details of specific payments or services.
The National Advocacy Service (NAS) provides independent, confidential and free advocacy for people with disabilities - in particular people who are isolated from their community and services, have communication differences, are inappropriately accommodated, live in residential services or attend day services and have limited supports. The service is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board. You can find contact details for advocates through the Citizens Information Find an Address service.
Social welfare payments
|Main social welfare payments||
Disability Allowance (means-tested)
Transport and mobility
|A range of supports are available|
Working while getting a disability payment
Disability payments and work
payments and work
Partial Capacity Benefit (for people on Illness Benefit for at least 6 months or on Invalidity Pension only)
Education and training
|Options for people with disabilities|
Health services and community supports
|Adapting a home for an older or disabled person|
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