Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) Program

The DSOA program supports older people with disability who received specialist disability services from the Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme, but were not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Learn about the program

Learn about the program including who is eligible and how the program works.

Delivering services under the program

Find out what services are delivered under the program and what aren't.

Managing your DSOA services

Learn about what management activities you must undertake.

Understand your responsibilities as a DSOA provider

Learn what you need to do as provider of DSOA services

My Aged Care

Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access Australian Government–funded aged care services. You can apply for an assessment online and search for local aged care providers that meet your needs. You can also call Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Disability Support for Older Australians Program – Program manual

This program manual is a guide for services providers about using the Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) portal.

View the manual

Latest resources

Latest resources

Disability Advocacy Finder tool

Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) Program clients can use this Department of Social Services (DSS) tool to find a disability advocate. It lists the contact details and locations of disability advocacy agencies based on the location you enter.

Disability Support for Older Australians Program – How to complete a change of needs application

This fact sheet provides information to assist Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) service coordinators with completing a change of needs application for DSOA clients.

Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) Client information form

This form is for submitting Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) client information.

DSOA Program manual – Appendix D – Individual Support Package template

Disability Support for Older Australians service providers must use this template to create an Individual Support Package for their clients.
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