Claiming Disability Support Pension


You should contact us to discuss claiming Disability Support Pension as soon as possible.

You can do this by phone or in person at your nearest service centre.

Claim forms

Print and complete the claim forms that best suit your circumstances.

If you do not have access to a printer, call us on 132 717 and we can send the appropriate forms to you.

If you want toForms
claim Disability Support Pension


re-claim Disability Support Pension, if you received it in the past year and you have been:

  • in prison
  • employed
  • outside Australia
Payment Re-claim

Supporting forms and documentation

You may need to complete some additional forms. This will help us accurately assess your claim, based on your and your partner's personal circumstances. Please return these within 14 days or contact us for more time.

Medical evidence

Your medical condition must be fully diagnosed, treated and stabilised to be assessed for Disability Support Pension. You will be required to provide specific medical evidence to help us understand how your medical condition impacts your ability to work.

Read more about medical evidence and assessment.

Other forms and documentation

If youComplete this form
have evidence that you have actively participated in a Program of SupportParticipation in a Program of Support
are self employed or involved in a businessBusiness Details
have involvement in a private companyPrivate Company details
have involvement in a private trustPrivate Trust details
currently pay rent where you liveRent Certificate
are permanently blindRequest for Ophthalmologist/Optometrist Report
are a resident in Australia or another countryResidence in Australia and other countries
have separated from your partner since you last claimed a payment or serviceSeparation details
are under 18 and it is unreasonable for you to live at homeUnreasonable to live at home details
have received compensation or damagesCompensation and Damages
have recently left your employmentEmployment Separation Certificate
want another person to act on your behalfAuthorising a person or organisation to enquire or act on your behalf

Submit your claim

Return your completed forms, identity documents, medical evidence and any other documents we have asked for either:

  • by post to:
    Department of Human Services
    Disability Services
    Reply Paid, 7806
    Canberra BC ACT 2610
    , or
  • in person at your nearest service centre

We will sight and record your documents, which may include copying and return the originals to you.

We will use these documents as part of the assessment process to determine your eligibility for payment. You may need to attend an assessment with a Job Capacity Assessor and Government contracted doctor. We will advise you of what you need to do next.

Claim outcome

We will inform you whether your claim is successful. If you are eligible for Disability Support Pension, we will tell you when your payment will start and how much you will be paid.

You have the right to appeal any decision we make. Read more about reviews and appeals.

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