Is Autoimmune disease a disability that qualifies for financial help in Australia?
Autoimmune disease is a disability that qualifies for financial help in Australia. Help is available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which is administered by Centrelink. Almost all Australians also earn TPD insurance as part of their super policy. TPD insurance can be claimed if an autoimmune disease or other condition force you to stop work.
NDIS and TPD are completely separate ways of getting help. It’s possible to claim both and get all the help you are entitled to.
How can I get financial help with an autoimmune disease?
When you’ve been forced to stop working, financial help for an autoimmune disease disability can make a huge difference. The physical changes and other symptoms related to your medical condition make it tough to hold down a regular job. When you can’t work, things get tough fast. Autoimmune diseases that qualify for disability support often qualify for TPD insurance.
Disability Support Pensions and TPD insurance claims from your super policy are the two main types of autoimmune disease financial help.
Financial help from a Centrelink DSP for Autoimmune Diseases
Disability Support Pensions from Centrelink help Australians who can’t work due to illness or injury. Unfortunately, about 70% of all who apply for disability pensions are rejected and it can be tough to figure out what disability requirements your application was missing. The government guidelines are heavy on legal jargon and it can be tough to figure out what to include to make an application successful without experience.
Autoimmune Disease Financial help from a TPD insurance claim
Australians with autoimmune disorders can also qualify to claim Total and Permanent Disability insurance through their current or past super policies. It was legally required for superannuation policies in Australia but insurance companies can make it difficult to claim the benefits you are owed.
If you are unsure if you qualify for either or both, it’s worth having a free phone chat with a claim specialist.
Claiming insurance is an easy process with Super Claims Assist. In just four steps, we can start your claim. The best part is, we can help you wherever you are in Australia! Our team is on standby to schedule a quick call with you as soon as possible, so we can help you with your claims process.
Rejected by NDIS or Centrelink?
If you have been rejected from Centrelink or the NDIS, make sure you have a talk to us today about the TPD insurance from your Super Fund. TPD is Total and Permanent Disability insurance which can make a huge difference to your financial peace of mind when living with an chronic illness like an autoimmune disease.
What autoimmune diseases qualify for disability help through TPD Claims?
Claiming TPD for autoimmune diseases is an easy process with Super Claims Assist. In just four steps, we can start your claim to get help for your Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Graves’, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Coeliac and others. We help people all around Australia and we are able to handle the entire claims process by phone. Our team is on standby to schedule a free call with you as soon as possible, so we can help you with your auto-immune disease claims journey.
We understand the stress that comes with a permanent autoimmune condition, making you unable to go to work. Let us help ease the burden.
Need financial help for a condition other than autoimmune disease?
View our list of other common health conditions that qualify for TPD compensation.
Unlike Centrelink claims, you do not need a specific condition to make a TPD claim. All successful claims just need evidence that your condition has an impact on your ability to have a job long-term.