Changes in policy making it simpler for some Visa holders to access EnableNSW

Published: 24 May 2021

We are pleased to let you know visa holders who reside in NSW or Lorde Howe Island and are enrolled with Medicare are now eligible to apply for assistance through EnableNSW.

The changes introduced mean that visa holders with chronic health conditions can receive the assistance they require, provided they are enrolled with Medicare (full enrolment or interim enrolment only). It is no longer necessary for a person to be a permanent resident of NSW or hold a permanent humanitarian visa to be eligible for EnableNSW. Please read the frequently asked questions page for more information about this change.

As a general reminder people will still need to meet the funding criteria in addition to the eligibility criteria.

People are encouraged to use the eligibility indicator on the EnableNSW website before they make an application to see if their individual circumstances meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility criteria changes for visa holders - FAQs

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