We understand that navigating various government financial programs can be a confusing, frustrating and time-consuming task for people with ME/CFS.
We are grateful to the Victorian Women's Trust for their 2018 grant, which allowed us to run financial literacy workshops and create fact sheets, to assist people with ME/CFS and their carers to understand the social service benefits they may be eligible to access. We are currently seeking funding to further develop our ability to help people with their applications for financial support.
Please use the links below to access fact sheets, recordings of both NDIS and DSP webinar series, and additional supporting resources.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to help support people with disability. Click here to access resources developed to assist people with ME/CFS to understand the NDIS and what is required to apply.
The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is a Centrelink payment providing financial support if you have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working. Click here to access resources developed to assist people with ME/CFS to understand DSP and what is required to apply.