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1.3 Banjima Elderly, Disabled and Infirm

Information

Support of the health and wellbeing needs of elderly (over 55-year-old), disabled and infirm Banjima beneficiaries and their dependents.

What is covered;

Occupational therapy mobility products, including (but not limited to)

  • Wheelchairs
  • Mobility scooters
  • Walking frames
  • Walking sticks
  • Beds
  • Recliners.

Medical Equipment, including (but not limited to)

  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Nebulisers
  • Glasses
  • Hearing Aids.

Personal Care, including (but not limited to)

  • Meals
  • Carers
  • Palliative Care.

Social/ Cultural Activities to increase engagement and participation, including (but not limited to):

  • Inclusion in community social and cultural events
  • Involvement in programs or classes like art, dance, or lore and culture ceremonies. 

Vehicle repairs and maintenance (but not limited to):

  • Car repairs
  • Tyres.

Allowances

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

 What  Beneficiary Allowance
 Elderly, Disabled and Infirm Support  $7,000

Please Note:

  • No allocations of funds can be transferred to another member
  • As per clause 6.7 of the Trust Deed, the Trustee may not provide money or a money equivalent to individual beneficiaries. Payments will be made directly to the seller or service provider.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:

  • Elderly (over 55-year-old) and/or disabled or infirm and either;
    • A registered Banjima beneficiary
    • A registered Daisy beneficiary
    • Birth Child or dependent of a beneficiary registered under the above membership.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the BCT Elderly, Disabled and Infirm application form (available here).
  2. Provide supporting evidence, such as:
    • Evidence of support needs (e.g. support letter)
    • Documentation will need to be supplied to support applications for products, equipment and services
    • Quote or tax invoice (includes the seller’s Australian business number (ABN), what is being requested, its cost (including GST, if any) and date of issue).
  3. Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
  1. You will be contacted by BNTAC with the outcome of your application.
  2. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.
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