When you can start your claim
You can start your claim from 13 weeks before you turn 16.
When you start the claim we’ll need evidence that you meet non-medical and medical rules for Disability Support Pension (DSP). Read more about who can get it.
What happens after you save your claim
You can save your early claim for DSP. Once saved, you can see your claim in your Centrelink online account.
You’ll need to review the claim details and submit your claim to complete it. We’ll tell you when to do this.
Complete your claim
We won’t process your claim until you’ve reviewed and submitted it. We’ll give you a receipt for your claim so you can track its progress. There’s no need to call us.
We’ll assess your claim as quickly as we can. We’ll let you know when we process your claim and what the outcome is.
You won’t get paid until you submit your claim and we assess it. If it is granted, you won’t get paid until you turn 16. Find out more about how much you can get.
Track your claim
Use the claim tracker in your online account to see how your claim is progressing.
If your financial situation changes, you can withdraw your claim at any time.
Learn more about what your commitments are if you get DSP.