The DDA sets out the circumstances under which a person is 'disabled'. The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
The Government funds services (including direct financial assistance) to support disabled people. By providing these services, the Government helps to give disabled people the opportunity to live an ordinary life. Disabled people receive extra support from a range of government agencies.Federal benefits include .