Checklist for people with disabilities and long-term illness

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 for People with Disabilities (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. Visit the website to find out more about the service and how to use it.

Social welfare payments

Main social welfare payments


Invalidity Pension

Disability Allowance (means-tested)

Blind Pension

Extra payments

Transport and mobility

Working while getting a disability payment

Education and training

Health services and community supports

Tax credits


Page edited: 23 May 2023