National Funding For Home Modifications

National Disability Insurance Scheme: for people under 65 years of age 📞 1800 800 110

My Aged Care – Commonwealth Home Support Program: for people over 65 years of age 📞 1800 200 422

Veterans Affairs – Aged and Community Care programs

State-Based Funding For Home Modifications

New South Wales: Community Care Supports Program - Government service funding home modification services provide minor modifications (such as grab rails and access ramps) and major modifications (such as improving access into and within the home).

Victoria: Home Renovation Service - Government funded home modification service.

Queensland: Qld Community Care Program - Government funded home modification service.

South Australia: Domiciliary Equipment Service - Government funded home modification service.

Western Australia: WA Department of Health – Home and Community Care Program - Government funded home modification service.

Tasmania: Department of Health and Human Services – Home and Community Care Program - Government funded home modification service.

Tasmania: Northern Territory: Disability Equipment Program - Government funded home modification service.

Public Accessible Rental Housing

Public housing is available for people who can’t afford accommodation on the private market. Accessible houses and apartments are made available, and modifications are made to others to make them accessible. Public housing is administered by state governments. To find out about how the schemes work, eligibility criteria and more visit the housing website in your state:

Australia Capital Territory: Housing and Community Services

New South Wales: Housing NSW

Northern Territory: Public Housing

Queensland: Public and Community Housing

South Australia: Public and Community Housing

Victoria: Public Housing

Western Australia: Public Housing

Rent Assistance

You can apply for Rent Assistance if you get certain payments from Centrelink and pay rent. More information is available on the Department of Human Services website.

Medical Cooling and Heating Concessions

Because people living with the Late Effects of Polio/Post-Polio Syndrome can have problems with thermoregulation – which helps maintain core body temperature – in cold and hot weather, you may be eligible for a Medical Cooling and Heating Concession:

Australia Capital Territory: Housing and Community Services

New South Wales: Medical Energy Rebate

Northern Territory: NT Concessions Scheme

Queensland: Medical Cooling Heating Electricity Concession Scheme

South Australia: Medical Heating and Cooling Concession

Victoria: Medical Cooling Concession

Western Australia: Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme

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