Help with disability costs
If you, your partner, or your child has a disability, you may be able to get a Disability Allowance and/or a Child Disability Allowance to help with the extra costs of having a disability.
How to apply
When you use the "What you can get" tool, you will find out if you may be entitled to Disability Allowance and Child Disability Allowance, and can apply online.
If you can't apply online, you can download the application form for Child Disability Allowance from the Work and Income website.
You can also download the Extra Help form from our Forms and Brochures page which includes the application for Disability Allowance as well as other kinds of help that you may be entitled to.
The Disability Allowance can help with costs such as ongoing visits to the doctor or hospital, medicines, extra clothing and travel. How much you get depends on your costs.
Your weekly income (from 1 April 2013) before tax must be under these limits:
|If you are:||Your weekly income before tax must be less than:|
|Single (under 18) with no children||$509.10|
|Single (18 or over) with no children||$595.92|
|Married, civil union or de facto couple (with or without children)||$882.79|
|Single with 1 child||$710.02|
|Single with 2 or more children||$748.07|
Child Disability Allowance
The Child Disability Allowance pays a set amount to people who are caring for a child with a disability at home. The child must be under 18, need constant care and attention and be financially dependent on you. The Child Disability Allowance doesn't depend on your income or costs.