Change of costs for Disability Allowance

If you're getting a Disability Allowance and you have a new cost that you need help with, or a cost has changed, you need to let us know straight away.

If you're not sure what costs are included in your Disability Allowance, you can check in MyMSD.

  • A new cost

    If you have another cost that you want the Disability Allowance to help with and you're getting less than the maximum amount of $65.36 a week, we may be able to help.

    Call us to talk about how to get these to us.

    If the cost is approved, we'll include it in your Disability Allowance from the date the cost started.

    If you're already getting the maximum amount of Disability Allowance, we may still be able to help. Call us to talk about this.

  • Cost has increased

    If a cost you're getting Disability Allowance for has increased, you need to let us know.

    You need to get proof of the change of cost. Call us to talk about how to get this to us.

    If the cost is approved, we'll reassess your Disability Allowance from the date the cost increased.

  • Cost has stopped or decreased

    If a cost you're getting Disability Allowance for has stopped or decreased, you need to let us know straight away.

    Call us and tell us:

    • the date the cost stopped or decreased
    • how much the cost has decreased to (if the cost decreased).

    We'll reassess your Disability Allowance from the date you call us.

    If you don't tell us straight away, we'll reassess your Disability Allowance from the date the cost stopped or decreased. This means you may get a debt.