To be eligible for an MPS permit, you must have a disability
Under legislation this means someone:
- Who is unable to walk due to the permanent or temporary loss of use of one or both legs or other permanent medical or physical condition; or
- Whose physical condition is detrimentally affected as a result of walking 100 metres; or
- Who requires the use of crutches, a walking frame, callipers, scooter, wheelchair or other similar mobility aid.
MPS permits are also available to people who are permanently blind
Guidelines for permanent blindness from the Commonwealth Social Security Act 1991 are:
- Visual acuity on the Snellen Scale after correction by suitable lenses must be less than 6/60 in both eyes, or
- Constriction to within 10 degrees of fixation in the better eye irrespective of corrected visual acuity, or
- A combination of visual defects in the same degree of visual impairment as that occurring in points (1) or (2).
The minimum age to be issued with an MPS card is three years of age.