Living with Brain Tumours

Finished Your Treatment - What's Next?

Building the Bridge -  Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program Project

Centrelink Issues

Disability Support Pension

Financial help if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/disability-support-pension

Carer Payment

A payment to people who provide daily care for someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/payments-carers

Carer Allowance

An additional fortnightly payment if you give daily care to someone who has a disability, serious illness, or is frail aged.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/carer-allowance

Carer Supplement

Paid yearly if you care for a person with a disability or serious illness and get certain payments.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/carer-supplement

Travelling with a brain tumour - insurance

Driving with a brain tumour

Accessing superannuation with a terminal illness

Information available at the Department of Human Resources website

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/early-release-superannuation?utm_id=7

If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness in some cases your superannuation benefits can be accessed and tax- free provisions may apply.

Information available at the ATO website.

https://www.ato.gov.au/super/apra-regulated-funds/in-detail/apra-resources/access-to-super-for-members-with-a-terminal-medical-condition/

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides Australians aged under 65, who have a permanent and significant disability, with funding for supports and services.

https://www.ndis.gov.au/