National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund – Medical risk based review of current DSP recipients

From 1 July 2016, there will be additional medical reviews of Disability Support Pension (DSP) customers undertaken over 3 years.

Information update: this Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of measure

From 1 July 2016, there will be additional medical reviews of Disability Support Pension (DSP) customers undertaken over 3 years.

Reviews will include certain DSP customers who are most at risk of not meeting eligibility criteria. The Department will use a risk profiling based approach to select people for review. Reviews will apply the current DSP qualification criteria using the January 2012 revised Impairment Tables.

Under this measure, DSP customers will have a comprehensive review of their medical qualification for DSP.

Customers granted on manifest grounds under current manifest rules and people working in Australian Disability Enterprises or under Supported Worker Systems will be excluded.

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for this measure

These additional reviews will be targeted at those DSP customers who are most at risk of not meeting the current eligibility criteria and who may have the capacity to work to ensure people are on the right support for their situation.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 July 2016 and will be in place for 3 years.

Page last updated: 12 September 2016

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