2. MIB Healthy Living Project Information

Project Purpose:

This program supports and assists with expenses towards the maintenance of a healthy standard of living for members of our community.

Beneficiary Allowance:

$10,000 per person


  • To be eligible for this assistance, you must be a registered MIB (non-IBN) beneficiary.
  • Cash payments and reimbursements cannot be paid to any beneficiary.
  • Payments will be made directly to the seller or service provider.

Program dates:

3 August 2020 – 30 June 2021

Expenses covered by the project
House hold expenses and everyday cost of living (bills, groceries, fuel)
Health & sports & recreational activities
Medical and dental costs (surgery, travel to appointments, mobility vehicles, but excluding cash for carers' costs)
House improvements including swimming pools, landscaping, rubbish removal Housing deposits
Mobile housing (such as caravans, camper trailers)
Removalist costs
Cleaning services
Day-care and afterschool care (excluding cash payments to carers)
Firearms for hunting (with valid licence and registration according to firearms laws and regulations)
Tools and equipment
Emergency accommodation
Funeral Costs
Lore & Culture meetings
Education and training costs including lessons (e.g. music) and tuition and associated equipment
Car repairs and registration
Travel and accommodation costs related to travelling to and from meetings, conferences or Indigenous cultural events (additional to Trust community meetings)
IT - IT services, computers, laptops, software, hardware, tablets, i-pads, mobile phones, prepaid credit
Insurance costs (life, vehicle, house, travel, pet insurance)
TVs and DVDs
Housing/ Caravan Park rental, bond and mortgage payments
Household items (cooling and heating devices, whitegoods, cooking appliances, linen, furniture)
Purchase of vehicles, vehicle loan payments
Companion / pet purchase and costs
Lore & Culture meetings

Costs associated with employment (including travel, uniforms and training courses)


Exclusions: Cash payments (including for rent, boarding and credit cards), legal costs, fines/penalties/criminal related costs, dirt bikes/boats/jet skis, alcohol and tobacco products, gambling, celebrated events (weddings/birthdays etc), weapons, tax debt, and debts relating to child support.

Note: we are unable to pay for Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates and Passports as the agencies who control these documents will only accept payment over the counter at the time of request.

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