Disability and Carers
DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness.
DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or severe medical condition, or frail aged, through programs and services, and benefits and payments for carers.
More information is available under publications and articles, standards, and related agencies and sites.
Disability and Carers Features
The Reference Group on Welfare Reform’s Interim Report A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes has been released for public and stakeholder comment.
Disability and Carers Latest News
A new report and training course called Building Better Business Opportunities: is now available for use by Australian Disability Enterprises management and governing boards.
The Australian Government has today announced changes to the Medicare levy to build a better life for Australians with significant and permanent disability.
A new handbook This is our Space: Ageing with Disability is now available.
The Australian Government has released a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Consultation Paper on the Rules that explain in detail how the NDIS will operate.