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Funding

The State and Commonwealth Governments through the National Disability Agreement provide support and services to people with disability, their families and carers. This section has information about funding for services.

The eligibility overview gives information on eligibility requirements for the Commission's funding programs.

Local Coordination may be able to provide funding support through the local decision making process. Support is available for strategies to assist with:

  • Family support and building family capacity
  • Living independently in the community
  • Supporting transition periods

 

Related documents

PDF versions (also available in Word below)

Individualised funding fact sheet
Individualised Funding Policy

Word versions

Individualised funding fact sheet
Individualised Funding Policy

 

The Combined Application Process (CAP)

The Combined Application Process (CAP) provides individual and family funding support to those in most urgent need within available resources.  CAP is one pathway to access support for daily living activities. This support is intended to supplement existing community supports.

The Disability Services Commission engages an Independent Priority Assessment Panel to ensure available funds are allocated in a fair and equitable manner.

 

The decision-making process

The Independent Priority Assessment Panel is a diverse group of highly experienced people from varying backgrounds. Each panel comprises a person with disability, a family member, a representative from a disability sector organisation, a consumer advocate, and a senior officer from the Commission. The decision-making process relies upon accurate information being provided in applications and subsequent updates which reflect any significant changes to circumstances of individuals and families. Applications can be updated or revised in full at any time.

Who do I contact to find out more?

It is essential that you contact your Local Coordinator or a funded service provider for assistance in completing the application form. For a list of all Commission funded service providers visit the directory of service providers page.

 

Important changes to funding allocation process

 The information sheet below, New approach for allocating funding, explains important changes to the way in which the Commission will allocate disability funding from 1 July 2017.  

 

Related publications

PDF version (also available in Word below)
Combined Application Process brochure 
New approach for allocating funding
Support for community access, lifestyle and development type activities

 

Word version
Combined Application Process brochure 
New approach for allocating funding
Support for community access, lifestyle and development type activities