Disability Support Pension (DSP)
To get DSP you need to meet both:
medical rules: Meet the manifest medical rules
If you don't meet the manifest rules you may meet the general medical rules:
non-medical rules: you must be at least 15 years and 9 months and under Age Pension Age, meet the residence rules, meet the income and assets tests.
You can start your claim early, from 13 weeks before you turn 16.
Carer Allowance and Carer Payment
Carer Allowance is a fortnightly supplement to your normal income, while the Carer Payment is a replacement source of income.
If you are providing daily care for an adult or child with a disability or medical condition you may be eligible. You must be providing care daily for a minimum of 12 months.
DSP General Medical Rules
your condition is likely to persist for more than 2 years
your condition is diagnosed, reasonably treated and stabilised
you have an impairment rating of 20 points or more
you meet program of support rules, if these apply to you
your condition will stop you working at least 15 hours a week in the next 2 years.
Child Disability Assistance Payment
An annual payment if you get Carer Allowance when looking after a child with a disability or medical condition.
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
The AIC helps eligible parents and carers with the extra costs of educating their children when they cannot go to an appropriate government school.
Special Disability Trusts
A way for families to plan for the long term care and accommodation needs of someone with a severe disability
Youth Disability Supplement
An extra payment if you're a young person with disability and on an income support payment.
Pensioner Education Supplement
A regular extra payment to help with your study costs if you get certain payments, like Carers Payment.