People with a disability must be registered with the Disability Support Register before they can receive ongoing disability support.
If you have support needs related to your disability that cannot be met by family, friends or other services in the community, you can ask for ongoing disability support from the department.
There are 2 types of ongoing disability support you can ask for:
How do I apply for ongoing disability support?
There are a number of requirements you need to meet before you can submit an application to register on the Disability Support Register (DSR). This includes having support needs related to your disability which are not being met and:
- Are current (support you need now)
- Are ongoing (support you need for 6 months or more)
- Can only be met through the department.
Making sure you have met these requirements will make it easier to answer all the questions in the application form. It will also help the department to make a quick decision about your application.
If you need assistance with this process you can contact Intake and Response on 1800 783 783, or a disability service provider in your local area.