Better Start Funding -Quick overview of entitlement:
Who is eligible to receive support under Better Start?
Eligible children who are aged under six years and have been diagnosed with:
- Down syndrome
- cerebral palsy
- Fragile X syndrome, or
- a moderate or greater vision or hearing impairment, including deafblindness.
From 1 January 2013, Better Start has been expanded to include children diagnosed with:
- Prader Willi syndrome
- Williams syndrome
- Angelman syndrome
- Kabuki syndrome
- Smith-Magenis syndrome
- CHARGE syndrome
- Cornelia de Lange syndrome
- ‘Cri du Chat syndrome or
Children in this group who are under six (or turn six) on 1 January 2013 are eligible to register for Better Start.
Children with one of the listed disabilities are also able to access Medicare rebates under Better Start .