Commonwealth Income Support

60 per cent of our community feel under financial pressure to a considerable or great extent due to their cystic fibrosis.

There are a number of income support options you may be eligible for such as social services, concessions and superannuation. We have pulled these together to help you start to explore your options.

The key to accessing these supports is discussing your situation with the Social Worker at your CF Clinic.

The Social Worker uses specialist knowledge of key support services to enable advocacy on issues such as income support and concession card eligibility, reinstatement of cancelled income support payments and access to travel and accommodation subsidies associated with travel to the CF center. - Dominic Fitzgerald, The Cystic Fibrosis Passport.

Where you can start - to find possible income support payments you may be eligible for is the Department of Human Services - Payment Finder

Here are some of the most commonly accessed by the CF Community.