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).
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]