Eligibility for Disability Support Pension

You must meet certain criteria to be eligible for Disability Support Pension.

You may get Disability Support Pension if you:

  • are between 16 years and age pension age
  • meet residency requirements
  • meet income and assets tests
  • have a permanent and diagnosed disability or medical condition, or
  • get a Department of Veterans’ Affairs special rate disability pension due to total and permanent incapacity

You may need to show you:

  • have done a Program of Support, and
  • can’t work or retrain to work for at least 15 hours a week in the next 2 years

Page last updated: 16 October 2017