COVID-19 update: changes have been made to the way some services are delivered. To apply for assistance, use the online application form. Processing delays will apply to applications received by post.
Funerals can have a maximum of 150 attendees, excluding staff. Social distancing and hygiene requirements still apply. Funeral AssistanceSA venues may not be able to accommodate the maximum number of attendees.
People who have recently experienced the death of a friend or family member and who have tried all options to raise funds or obtain credit may be eligible for help through [Funeral AssistanceSA](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/funeral-assistance-program).
You can apply [online](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/funeral-assistance-program), by email or fax. The application form can be obtained from the website.
Please call for further information on eligibility, what is covered and what you will need or visit the [website](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/funeral-assistance-program).
COVID-19 update: changes have been made to the way some services are delivered. To apply for the Transport Concession Card, use the [online application form](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/transport-concessions/transport-concession-card).
A Transport Concession Card entitles the holder to concession travel on Adelaide Metro bus, train, tram services.
For more information on eligibility and to apply [online](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/transport-concessions/transport-concession-card) go the sa.gov website or call ConcessionsSA.
If you hold a Federal Government Concession Card you may be eligible for a [reduced rate on stamps](https://auspost.com.au/sending/stamps/concession-stamps) and other services.
With a free Australia Post Concession account, you'll pay just 60c per stamp, instead of $1. You can buy up to 50 stamps per year, in booklets of 5 for $3. You'll even get a free booklet of 5 concession stamps to get you started.
To be eligible, you must have a:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card (all types)
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Department of Veterans' Affairs Card
- Veterans' Repatriation Health Card
For more information and to get the application form please go to Australia Post's [web site](https://auspost.com.au/sending/stamps/concession-stamps).
The application form is also available through the link below.
COVID-19 update: changes have been made to the way some services are delivered. To apply for the Personal Alert Systems Rebate Scheme (PARS), scan and email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax your form to 8226 7047. Processing delays will apply to applications received by post.
A personal alert system is a device that enables people to call for help in an emergency if they are unable to access or use a telephone.
ConcessionsSA offers assistance to eligible applicants for the purchasing and monitoring of the system. Rebates are paid directly to your supplier. If the total charges are more than the rebate amount, you are responsible for paying the difference directly to your supplier.
The [website](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/care-and-support/concessions-and-grants/concessions/personal-alert-systems-rebate) includes detailed eligibility criteria and information on how to apply.
People with a permanent and severe disability can apply for a card that enables a carer to accompany them when they use public transport. There are two different types of [companion card](https://www.sa.companioncard.asn.au/) - one only covers free travel on public transport for a companion, while the other also provides free companion access to selected venues and events.
Companion Card - When a cardholder buys a ticket for themselves at selected venues and facilities around South Australia, it permits their companion free entry to the same event. This includes travel on public transport in metropolitan Adelaide.
The Plus One FREE COMPANION card - assists people who have severe and permanent impairments which limit their ability to use public transport independently. It allows them to be accompanied by a carer who travels free of charge on all Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services.
Before you apply
You may need help from a general practitioner, medical specialist or mobility instructor to complete the application.
You will need one passport-sized colour photograph (head and shoulders), which must be certified by a responsible person who:
- is 18 years of age
- has known the applicant for at least 12 months
- is not related to the applicant by birth or marriage
- is not in a de facto relationship with the applicant (this includes a same sex relationship)
- does not live at the applicant's address.
You can check your eligibility and apply at the [South Australian Companion Card website](http://www.sa.companioncard.asn.au/about-companion-card/apply-for-companion-card).