Mobility Allowance

In Australia, the mobility allowance is a government support program designed to assist individuals who have a disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to use public transportation independently. The allowance aims to provide financial assistance to help cover the additional costs associated with transportation and mobility needs. To be eligible for the mobility allowance, individuals must meet certain criteria and be at least 16 years old. They must also have a disability, illness, or injury that has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least two years.

Once approved, recipients of the mobility allowance receive a fortnightly payment to help them meet their transportation needs. This allowance can be used to cover expenses related to public transportation, such as bus, train, tram, and ferry fares. It can also be used for other mobility-related costs, such as fuel for private vehicles, taxi fares, or the hiring of vehicles or modifications to vehicles that accommodate the individual’s disability. The mobility allowance aims to enhance the independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing financial support to overcome transportation barriers and facilitate their participation in the community.