The Lifetime Support Authority (LSA) delivers the Lifetime Support Scheme (LSS) in accordance with the Lifetime Support Scheme Rules (LSS Rules). The LSS Rules explain the eligibility criteria of the Scheme, what can be funded as treatment, care and support as well as the approach if you disagree with a decision made by the LSA about your eligibility or treatment, care and support needs.

The LSA recently undertook an extensive review of the LSS Rules and conducted a consultation process with stakeholders on proposed changes. Feedback from this consultation was considered in the process of finalising the LSS Rules.

As a result, the LSS Rules have changed, and these changes have now come into effect.

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the information on our website to reflect these rule changes. Some of the current ‘Resources’ and ‘Information Sheets’ that you would expect to see have been temporarily removed to be updated, to provide consistency with the updated LSS Rules.

If you have any questions, please contact us via

View LSS Rules – Online Version

Download LSS Rules – PDF

The Lifetime Support Authority of South Australia: The LSS Rules – Download PDF Version

Page last updated: 16 September 2022