Claiming Disability Support Pension
You should contact the department to discuss claiming Disability Support Pension as soon as possible.
You can do this by phone or in person at your nearest service centre.
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 to||Forms|
|claim Disability Support Pension||
re-claim Disability Support Pension, if you received it in the past year and you have been:
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.
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.
Find out more about medical evidence and assessment.
Other forms and documentation
|If you||Complete this form|
|have evidence that you have actively participated in a Program of Support||Participation in a Program of Support|
|are self-employed or involved in a business||Business Details|
|have involvement in a private company||Private Company details|
|have involvement in a private trust||Private Trust details|
|currently pay rent where you live||Rent Certificate|
|are permanently blind||Request for Ophthalmologist/Optometrist Report|
|are a resident in Australia or another country||Residence in Australia and other countries|
|have separated from your partner since you last claimed a payment or service||Separation details|
|are under 18 and it is unreasonable for you to live at home||Unreasonable to live at home details|
|have received compensation or damages||Compensation and Damages|
|have recently left your employment||Employment Separation Certificate|
|want another person to act on your behalf||Authorising 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
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.
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.