News for Living with disability

The latest news updates and changes.

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May 2024

We’re restarting work on paused debt reviews and explanations

We paused these reviews and explanations because the debt might have involved income apportionment.

Apr 2024

Rent versus buy and the real cost of renting household goods

Renting a fridge or washing machine can seem like a fast, easy option when you’re running low on money. But it’s often a lot more expensive in the long run.

  1. Living with disability
  2. Getting support

Disability safety

Information and resources to help with your safety if you’re living with disability, or care for a person with disability.

  1. Community groups
  2. Community resources and help

Disability Support Pension resources for community groups

Resources to help you share information about Disability Support Pension (DSP), including a DSP Easy Read guide, factsheets and more.

  1. Non-medical rules
  2. Income and assets tests

Income test for Disability Support Payment

Your income can reduce how much we pay you. We use the pension income test to assess Disability Support Pension (DSP).

  1. Non-medical rules
  2. Income and assets tests

Assets test for Disability Support Pension

The assets test helps us work out if you can get paid Disability Support Pension. It also affects how much you'll get.

  1. Living with disability
  2. Participating in the community

Disability champion videos

Watch videos featuring our Disability Champions who share their stories and achievements with us.

  1. Disability Support Pension
  2. How to claim

Starting your claim for Disability Support Pension early

You can start a claim for Disability Support Pension early. This can be up to 13 weeks before you turn 16.

  1. Accessing our services
  2. Contact us

Explanations and formal reviews

Find out what you can do if you want more information or disagree with a decision we've made.

  1. Working
  2. Top payments

High-Risk Settings Pandemic Payment

This was support if you worked in a high-risk setting and couldn't earn an income because you tested positive for COVID-19.

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