Non-medical rules

You need to meet all the non-medical rules to get Disability Support Pension (DSP).

The non-medical rules you need to meet are:

You can start your claim early, from 13 weeks before you turn 16. If you’re under 16 when claiming, you can only be paid from when you turn 16.

If you don’t meet all the non-medical rules, you can’t get DSP.

Keep in mind, you’ll also need to meet medical rules to get DSP.

You may be able to get other payments, if you can’t get DSP.

Page last updated: 4 July 2023.
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