The Australian Government will not cover disability services for temporary visa applicants implemented by states during cost calculation under migration health conditions.
The Government of Australia eased the entry of temporary visa applicants with disability by removing some current restrictions. Temporary applicants include Tourists, Temporary workers, and International Students who should meet the immigration health conditions of the Australian Government. This causes temporary visa applicants to be free from any kind of disability which are supposed to meet health care requirement and will cost more than$49,000. This means the visitors for a short-term visit to Australia were being blocked due to problematic charge of Government services which they won’t be able to utilize. From the 1st of April, the Home Affairs department of Australia announced that the charges for disability services will be removed.
The department informed in an email to the migration agent:
Health Policy has issued an instruction to implement changes to the costing model for visa applicants, in light of NDIS rollout and the restrictons on eligibility for such services
The current policy does not descriminate against applicants who have a disability or illness, or combination of both with all applicants being treated in an equal and fair manner.
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