2.5 MIB Health
This policy is designed to provide an allocation of funds to MIB beneficiaries and their biological children to assist with their health and wellbeing needs.
What is covered;
|Counselling/psychology/ psychiatry/ mental health support services|
|Medical and dental costs (surgery, travel/fuel to appointments and food/accommodation)|
|Medical travel insurance|
|Provision for carers|
|Modification of vehicles for disability|
|Prescription glasses and other medical equipment|
|Preventative therapy (including but not limited to physiotherapy, personal trainers, dieticians, yoga, Pilates, exercise programs, gym memberships)|
|Ancillary Medical services|
|Purchase and maintenance of mobility vehicles (one per beneficiary)|
|Pharmaceuticals, including alternative medicines (including health supplements)|
|Accessories associated with health conditions (such as cancer and prosthetics, wigs, air conditioners)|
|Private health insurance|
|Mobile phones and phone credit|
|Cost of taxis to and from appointments|
|Programs relating to men’s and women’s health|
|Alternative therapy (including but not limited to naturopaths, Bowen therapy, homeopaths, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, hypnosis, health retreats)|
|Exclusions: Vehicle repairs (including tyres), registration and maintenance, purchase and modifications of everyday vehicles, associated everyday living costs (such as rent, utilities).|
For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
|Additional for Elderly, disabled and infirm (health)||$7,000|
|Contingency funding - amount available dependant on DMC approval up to $10,000||$10,000 max|
To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:
- The applicant is listed as a Non-IBN (MIB) Banjima Beneficiary on the Register of Banjima People
- Note; Daisy and IB People are not eligible to be supported under this policy.
- Elderly is over 55 years old
- The allowance is allocated to all MIB adults (over 18 years of age). Eligible parents are entitled to access their own allowance on behalf of biological children
- MIB biological children of a deceased or incapacitated MIB parent may access an amount of $7,500 shared between themselves and their biological siblings
- Funding for treatment is only to be provided within Australia, except in the case that members can prove long term residency overseas. Emergency overseas medical will be considered on a needs basis
- 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.
- Applications for extra funding, or "Contingency", are subject to DMC review and authorisation. Standard BNTAC processing times cannot be upheld during this application process.
How to apply
- Download and complete the MIB Health application form (available here).
- Provide supporting evidence, such as:
- Evidence of support needs (e.g. support letter)
- 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).
- Birth Certificate (for under 18s) to show Birth Child relationship with Applicant
- Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
- You will be contacted by BNTAC with the outcome of your application.
- If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.