Resources: Financial Assistance

Contact the following services for specific information about financial assistance for people needing care and their families and carers. These organisations offer information, support and assistance.

Bereavement allowance

Financial assistance after the death of a partner, child or care recipient
13 17 94

Carer benefits

A range of Centrelink benefits for carers
13 27 17

Companion Card – NSW

Assistance for carers of people with a severe disability.
1800 893 044

Financial Counsellors Association of NSW

Free service to assist with financial problems.
1300 914 408


Financial planning for carers of people with a disability.
1300 736 966

Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

Medicare dental items for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs, on referral from a GP.

Medicare rebates for mental health services provided by psychologists

Provides assistance with accessing psychologists by providing more affordable mental healthcare.


No Interest loan scheme for low income earners in Australia.

Special Disability Trust

Future planning for sons and daughters with a severe disability
1800 734 750


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