Medical risk based reviews for Disability Support Pension

We may check your medical eligibility for Disability Support Pension (DSP) under medical risk based reviews.

What are medical risk based reviews

Medical risk based reviews make sure:

  • you’re still getting the right support
  • we have up to date details about your medical conditions

Health professionals use the latest Impairment Tables from 1 January 2012 to assess how your condition affects your ability to work. Read more about the Impairment Tables on the Department of Social Services website.

Who we review

We may do a medical risk based review if you started to get DSP more than 2 years ago and haven’t had a medical review in the past 2 years.

Who we won’t review

You won’t have a medical risk based review if you’re:

  • 60 years old or over
  • eligible for DSP under current manifest rules
  • working in Australian Disability Enterprises or in the Supported Wage System, or
  • paid under an International Agreement and live permanently overseas

What you need to do

If selected for review, we’ll write to you.

You’ll need to:

  • read the Medical Evidence Requirements form for information about medical evidence you need to provide
  • provide current medical evidence
  • return the barcoded letter we sent you with your medical evidence
  • complete and return the Consent to disclose medical information form - this means you consent for your treating health professional to give us information about your disability or medical condition

You have 21 days to give us this information. Your DSP may stop if you don’t give us the information or contact us before to discuss.

If you can’t provide your current medical evidence for any reason call the people with disability line.

You may also need to:

Read more about medical evidence.

What happens after the review

We’ll contact you with the outcome of your review.

If you’re no longer medically eligible for DSP, you may be eligible for other support. You can use Payment Finder to see what support may be suitable for you.

Page last updated: 11 April 2017