How much DSP you can get depends on your situation.
If you’re under 21, it depends on if we assess you as dependent or independent.
You may get a different rate if you’re on the transitional rate of pension.
You can read more about the different payment rates.
Disability Support Pension if you’re Age Pension age is a taxable Centrelink payment. Read about paying tax on your payment.
Dependent or independent
If you’re under 21, the amount of DSP you get depends on whether we assess you as dependent or independent.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Keep your Pensioner Concession Card
If your Disability Support Pension (DSP) stops, you may still get a Pensioner Concession Card.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments paid each week instead of each fortnight.
Transitional rate of pension
The transitional rate started in 2009. It's for pensioners who would get a lower pension rate if we used the new income test.