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Other Artificial Limb Funding Schemes/Services

Please view website for complete funding eligibility and criteria.

Limbs4Life has provided a state and territory list for Australia: https://www.limbs4life.org.au/prosthetics/find-a-prosthetic-facility

64 years or younger:

National Disability Insurance Scheme: for persons 64 years or younger on the date of registration

65 years or older:

State or territory Artificial Limb Scheme:

New Zealand:

Funding in through the New Zealand and Artificial Limb Board: www.nzals.co.nz/

Veterans:

Department of Veterans Affairs: for veterans who hold a gold card and meet other eligibility for funding through the Rehabilitation and Appliances Program (RAP).

Work Related

If you have suffered a workplace injury resulting in an amputation you may be eligible for funding under the workers compensation scheme for treatment and prosthetic services. Each scheme has different criteria for eligibility. Please visit the website of your state or territory’s government agency that is responsible for overseeing the workers compensation and injury management system:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have sustained an injury in a motor accident, you may be eligible for funding support under below – please note each scheme has different criteria for funding eligibility.

Consumer Information / Advocacy Groups

General:

  • Amputees & Families Support Group is a voluntary organisation providing a variety of services to amputees in Queensland.
  • Limbs 4 Life believes that no amputee should go through the trauma of limb loss alone and should have access to an organisation that understands their circumstances, can arrange connections with other amputees and provide up-to-date information. To meet this goal, Limbs 4 Life offers a range of programs and services that assist amputees, their families, their care givers and health care professionals.
  • Amputee Association of NSW The Amputee Association of NSW Inc is run by amputees for amputees. They are a not for profit organisation with a number of affiliated branches throughout NSW. A group of dedicated volunteers are available to help provide information and assistance to all amputees in the community.
  • Amputee Coalition of America is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organisation representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organisations.
  • ARATA is an association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation & assistive technology. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
  • artlimb outlines the process of making a prosthetic limb. The site was designed in Queensland and is a useful resource for those about to have their first limb made.

Sports

For information on sports for people with a disability follow these links.

For Health Professionals

The following links provide information for health professionals involved in the care and treatment of people with an amputation.

Last updated: 18 February 2020