Who can get it
You need to meet both non-medical and medical rules to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).
Not everyone with disability or a medical condition can get DSP.
To get DSP, you need to meet both:
- non-medical rules
- medical rules.
Non-medical rules include things like your age, residence status, and income and assets. Read more about non-medical rules.
We use medical rules to assess how your condition affects you. Read more about medical rules.
You can use our DSP pre-claim guide to help you decide whether to claim DSP. It won’t tell you if you’ll get DSP.
You can still access services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you’re getting or claiming DSP.
Keep in mind, if you can’t get DSP, you may be able to get other payments.
We can help you work out if you may be able to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).
You need to meet all the non-medical rules to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).
If you don’t meet the manifest medical rules, you need to meet the general medical rules to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).
When you claim Disability Support Pension (DSP), we assess if you meet both non-medical and medical rules.
Page last updated: 15 November 2019
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