Living with Brain Tumours

Centrelink Issues

Disability Support Pension

Financial help if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working.

Carer Payment

A payment to people who provide daily care for someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.

Carer Allowance

An additional fortnightly payment if you give daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.

Carer Supplement

Paid yearly if you care for a person with a disability or serious illness and get certain payments.

Travelling with a brain tumour - insurance

Driving with a brain tumour

Accessing superannuation with a terminal illness

Information available at the Department of Human Resources website

If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness in some cases your superannuation benefits can be accessed and tax free provisions may apply.

Information avaliable at the ATO website.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability, with funding for supports and services.