Thalidomide survivors can access both the Department of Health and Aged Care’s

Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program  and the NDIS. 

The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports or services based on the NDIS Act.

The Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program  supports eligible thalidomide survivors to claim support from:

  • Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF)
  • Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF).

Accessing supports

NDIS supports

To apply for NDIS funding, or for eligibility information, please visit the Applying to access the NDIS page.

You can also contact the NDIS by calling 1800 800 110 or emailing [email protected].

Thalidomide support services

The Benevolent Society has been engaged to help thalidomide survivors access available government supports.

This includes the EAF, HCAF or the NDIS. 

For more information visit The Benevolent Society’s Thalidomide Support Service page.

If you need help with your application, you can contact The Benevolent Society by calling 1800 643 787 or emailing [email protected]


This page current as of
9 February 2024
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