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We are bringing together important coronavirus information for you.

Each of our resources starts with a plain language summary of the source material. The summary includes how the information affects and relates to people with disability.

Each resource will also include a link to the source material and the government department or organisation responsible for it. As well as tips for advocates and what next steps you might want to take.

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  • Coronavirus apps to help keep you safe

    Monday May 11 2020

    In an effort to slow the spread, keep us informed and keep us safe from coronavirus, the Australian Government has developed two apps. You can download the apps for free on your smart devices (mainly smart phones or tablets like iPads). We explain the difference between these apps below. Coronavirus Australia app The Coronavirus Australia […]

  • NDIS Access Request Form is now online

    Thursday April 30 2020

    To apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) most people need to fill out an Access Request Form (ARF). We have been asking for the ARF to be put online since the NDIS started, and now it finally is. Having the form available online means that people can easily access and fill out the […]

  • JobSeeker Payment and the DSP

    Tuesday April 28 2020

    A lot of people have been asking about whether they should switch to the JobSeeker Payment from the Disability Support Pension (DSP) during coronavirus. The DSP helps support people (16 or over) who have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working. People on the JobSeeker Payment will be getting an […]

  • Disability Helpline

    Tuesday April 28 2020

    If you have any questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it’s affecting people with disability, you can call the Disability Information Helpline. The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability, their families, carers and supporters. The Helpline is free, private and fact-checked. Helpline staff can answer your questions about: what coronavirus […]

  • Can you get a smart device with your NDIS funding?

    Monday April 27 2020

    On Monday 27 April, the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Hon Stuart Robert MP, announced changes to help NDIS participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes giving participants more flexibility over their Core Supports funding. Usually, you can only use your NDIS funding for your disability needs. You can’t use your […]

  • National Debt Helpline

    Monday April 27 2020

    If you’re in financial difficulty and are not sure what to do, the National Debt Helpline can help. On the helpline you can speak to a financial counsellor who can give you free advice. You can call them on 1800 007 007 between Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. You can also find […]