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.

You may not be eligible if you get certain payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Read more about getting a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) payment.

Page last updated: 19 August 2022