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Not everyone with disability or a medical condition can get DSP.
Rules you need to meet
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.
Medical rules help us assess how your condition affects you.
Read about the non-medical rules and medical rules you need to meet.
Guide to help you understand the 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.
Other support you can get
You can claim or still access services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you’re claiming or getting DSP.
You may not be eligible for DSP if you get certain payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Read more about getting a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) payment.
Support while we assess your claim
If you claim DSP, you may be eligible for financial support while we assess your claim. This may be an income support payment such as:
If you want one of these payments you may need to claim it separately to DSP. If you claim DSP using the online claim, you can claim JobSeeker Payment as part of your online claim.
If you already get an income support payment
If you already get an income support payment, you won’t need to meet mutual obligation requirements while we assess your DSP claim.
If you can’t get DSP
You may still 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).
Find out if you or your partner getting a DVA payment could affect your eligibility for a payment from us.