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Commonwealth Government Disability and Carers (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)
FaHCSIA site with details of grants, funding, programs and other information to support carers of people with a disability or severe medical condition, or those who are frail or aged
State Government DisabilityCare Australia: National Disability Insurance Scheme
Information on the Department of Health and Human Services Tasmanian involvement in the National Disability Insurance Scheme to improve the provision of long-term care and support for Australians with disability
Commonwealth Government People with a disability (Department of Human Services)
Information and services available to help people who have an illness, injury or a disability. There is also support to assist their families or carers
State Government Spectacles Assistance Scheme (Department of Education) (PDF file)
Details of the assistance available to eligible students for the purchase of standard frames and lenses for full-time students from kindergarten through to senior secondary level. Application forms are available from participating optometrists (list available online)
State Government Spectacles Assistance Service
The Department of Health and Human Services' Spectacles Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance for the purchase of spectacles to those people who meet the eligibility criteria

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