You should talk to us before you claim Disability Support Pension.
Before you start
- contact us by phone or visit a service centre to discuss claiming Disability Support Pension
- read the information about your claim for Disability Support Pension
To claim Disability Support Pension you need to complete:
You can print the forms, or call us and ask us to send them to you.
To support your claim, you need to give us medical evidence that shows how your disability or condition currently affects you. This helps us assess your claim faster.
Use the Claim for Disability Support Pension Medical Evidence Checklist to help you work out what medical evidence you need to provide with your claim. Read more about medical evidence.
We may need to talk to your treating health professional about your medical evidence. They may ask us to confirm that we have your consent so they can talk to us. To do this complete a Consent to disclose medical information form.
If you don’t provide your consent, we may not have enough information to assess your eligibility for Disability Support Pension.
Other forms and documents
You may need to complete other forms to support your claim. Submit them with your claim or contact us if you need more time.
When you submit your claim, it’s important to give us all required medical evidence and supporting documents so we can assess your claim faster.
If you don’t give us all evidence and documents, we may not be able to assess your claim and may reject it. You’ll need to complete the following forms under the described circumstances. Page 25 of your claim form will help you work out which forms you need to complete.
Other forms and documents
|If you||Complete this form|
are permanently blind
want another person to act on your behalf
aren’t already getting an income support payment (such as Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance) or
|Income and assets form|
have received compensation or damages
|have recently left your employment||SU001 - Employment Separation Certificate|
are self employed or involved in a business
are involved in a private company
are involved in a private trust
are under 18 and it’s unreasonable for you to live at home
Submit a claim
- by post to:
Department of Human Services
Reply Paid, 7806
Canberra BC ACT 2610
- in person at a service centre
Don’t forget, if you’d like to get another payment while you wait for the outcome of your claim, let us know when you lodge your Disability Support Pension claim.
After you submit your claim, we’ll tell you if we need more information or if you need to attend an assessment.
Wait for the result
If you’re eligible, we’ll let you know when the payment will start and how much you’ll get.
If you don’t agree with our decision:
- call us so we can check the details and explain the decision
- if you still don’t agree you can request a review of the decision
Read more about reviews and appeals.