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Individual funding support may be available through the Combined Application Process for people unable to obtain essential supports. This section has information about funding for services.

The Combined Application Process (CAP) provides individual and family funding support.

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 State and Commonwealth Governments through the National Disability Agreement provide support and services to people with disability, their families and carers. The Disability Services Commission engages an Independent Priority Assessment Panel to ensure these funds are provided in a fair and equitable manner through the Combined Application Process (CAP).

CAP is one pathway to access support for daily living activities. This support is intended to supplement existing community supports.

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.

Related publications

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

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