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Eligibility criteria

Who is eligible to apply?

When applying for a Companion Card you will be assessed against the eligibility criteria. You may be eligible for a Companion Card if:

  1. you are an Australian citizen or resident, and live in NSW; and
  2. you are a person with a significant and permanent disability; and
  3. you are unable to participate at most community venues or activities without attendant care support; and
  4. aids and other technologies do not meet your attendant care needs; and
  5. your need for this level of attendant care will be life-long.

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Last updated: 03 Jun 2021