Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program resources

A list of resources about the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support program.

Resources

Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program – EAF and HCAF guidelines

These guidelines contain the requirements to access support from the Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF) and Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF) under the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program.

Providing health care to a thalidomide survivor fact sheet

This factsheet is designed to help facilitate discussions between thalidomide survivors and their health care practitioners.

National Site of Recognition Steering Committee communique – 20 January 2022

This communique outlines the main points from discussion from the National Site of Recognition Steering Committee meeting including the next steps in the development of the National Site of Recognition for thalidomide survivors and their families.

National Site of Recognition Steering Committee communique – 1 November 2021

Details of the meeting of the National Site of Recognition for thalidomide survivors and their families Steering Committee held on 1 November 2021.

Making a claim to the EAF fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information about how participants of the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program can make a claim to the Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF). The EAF helps cover the costs of goods and services to assist with activities of daily living.

EAF support categories fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information for participants of the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program about the categories of goods and services which are eligible to be claimed under the Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF).

Making a claim to the HCAF fact sheet

This factsheet provides information about how participants of the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program can make a claim to the Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF). The HCAF helps cover out-of-pocket health care expenses incurred as a direct result of thalidomide injuries.

Thalidomide health practitioner evidence form

This form is a template for health practitioners to provide evidence to support an eligible thalidomide survivor (patient) to receive support from the Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF) or the Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF).

HCAF support categories fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information for participants of the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program about the categories of goods and services which are eligible to be claimed under the Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF).

Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors

Australian Government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors
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