Who can get support

You may be able to get financial support under the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program if you meet certain eligibility rules.

To get this support you need to be both:

  • a recognised Australian thalidomide survivor, registered with the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program
  • eligible for Medicare.

If you’re eligible for the program, the Department of Health will send you an invitation package to register. Find out more about how to apply for the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program on the Department of Health website.

If you think you’re eligible for the program and haven’t received a registration form, contact the Department of Health.

For us to pay you under this program, you’ll need to check your bank details are correct with Medicare. Find out how to update your details.

Page last updated: 27 March 2021