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2.5 MIB Health

Information

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;

Included Items
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)
Ambulance costs/membership

 

Exclusions: Vehicle repairs (including tyres), registration and maintenance, purchase and modifications of everyday vehicles, associated everyday living costs (such as rent, utilities).

                                                             

 

Allowances

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

What Beneficiary Allowance
Health $7,500
Additional for Elderly, disabled and infirm (health) $7,000

 

Eligibility

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.

Please Note:

  • 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.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the MIB Health application form  (available here).
  2. 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
  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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