Hours you can work

You may be able to work and still get Disability Support Pension (DSP).

If you get DSP, you can work less than 30 hours a week. We’ll stop your DSP if you work 30 hours or more a week.

We may start your DSP again if you work less than 30 hours a week. This can apply if it’s within 2 years of your DSP stopping.

The amount of DSP you get paid also depends on how much income you earn. Read about the income test for pensions.

You must tell us if you start any paid work. You must also report the number of hours you work and how much you earn.

Page last updated: 1 August 2019

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