An MND diagnosis is life-altering, and living with the disease presents a number of challenges, especially in terms of everyday living and accessing essential goods and services.
The Victorian Government offer a range of concessions to help people who need it most by making these essential goods and services more available. One of these programs is the Multi Purpose Taxi Program (MPTP). The Program assists with the travel needs of people with accessibility and mobility needs by offering subsidised commercial passenger vehicle fares to members.
A recent change to the MPTP has seen it expand to include both taxi and rideshare (such as Uber) booking service providers, making accessing multiple transport options even easier. Visit the Commercial Passenger Vehicles website for more information on the MPTP program, including eligibility and how to apply.
There are a number of other concessions and benefits available to anyone who holds a concession card ( Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for a full list of these concessions and benefits, as well eligibility requirements.