Country Care News


Carer Adjustment Payment

Submitted By bthill - 11-October-2007 2:29 pm

The Carer Adjustment Payment is a one-off, non-taxable payment to assist families to adjust following a catastrophic event where a child aged 0-6 years is diagnosed with a severe illness, medical condition or a major disability.

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Grant for Spinal Cord Injury Research

Submitted By bthill - 4-October-2007 2:25 pm

A Winston Churchill Trust will enable Austin Health's Director of Rehabilitation Sciences Professor Mary Galea a "Travelling Fellowship" to investigate active rehabilitation programs for people living with spinal cord injuries.

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Medicare Rebate - Comprehensive Health Assessment

Submitted By bthill - 13-September-2007 11:14 am

The Department of Human Services has just informed Country Care that a special comprehensive health assessment is available to people with intellectual disabilities, allowing G.P's to recieve an increased rebate from Medicare to cover the costs.

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Aquired Brain Injury Increased Support

Submitted By bthill - 11-September-2007 4:07 pm

Move over Bracks, the Brumby Government has started a campaign to assist young people recovering from severe brain injuries as a result of accident and other causes.

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