Disability Support Pension

Financial support for people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working or people who are permanently blind.

Eligibility basics

  • aged between 16 years of age and Age Pension age, and either
  • permanently blind, or
  • have been assessed as having a physical, intellectual, or psychiatric impairment, and
    • unable to work, or to be retrained for work, for 15 hours or more per week at or above the relevant minimum wage within the next 2 years because of the impairment
    • have been assessed as having a severe impairment or as having actively participated in a Program of Support
If you’re competing at the Paralympic Games or attending an event that helps you qualify or prepare as a competitor, you may be able to continue to receive Disability Support Pension while you’re overseas for up to 28 days per trip. Read more about this 2016-17 Budget measure.

Page last updated: 20 March 2017