Mobility Allowance (MOB)

Transitioning program

This program is transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please read below for more information about receiving future supports.

Mobility Allowance (MOB)

MOB is an income support payment paid to people with a disability, aged 16 or over, who cannot use public transport without substantial assistance and are required to travel to and from their home in order to undertake approved activities, which include work, study, training or job search.

MOB is paid directly to recipients through Centrelink. For more information on MOB, visit the Department of Human Services.

Transitioning to the NDIS

MOB is transitioning to the NDIS. MOB recipients will need to test their eligibility for the NDIS to continue to receive supports. Begin the process of testing your eligibility early.

MOB recipients eligible for the NDIS, will access supports they need through their NDIS plan, rather than through MOB. Under the NDIS, participants have more choice and control over the types of transports covered. Recipients will continue to receive supports through MOB until their NDIS plan is finalised.

Recipients cannot receive MOB once they have a plan with the NDIS. MOB will automatically cancel once a recipient has a package of support with the NDIS.

Continuity of Support

As announced in the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government will provide Continuity of Support (CoS) arrangements for existing MOB recipients who are ineligible for the NDIS. CoS will support clients ineligible for the NDIS to achieve similar outcomes to those they were aiming to achieve prior to the introduction of the scheme.

Once the rollout of the NDIS has been completed, existing MOB recipients, who are ineligible for the NDIS, will be ‘grandfathered’ and continue to receive their payment until they no longer meet the eligibility criteria or exit the program.

MOB will be closed to new entrants from 1 July 2020, subject to legislation, and will continue to be administered by the Department of Human Services as per current arrangements.

Download and share stories and resources

The following stories and resources help to explain the types of supports available for transport under the NDIS.

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