Disability Support Pension information for health professionals

Information about Disability Support Pension

The DSP is financial help for people with a permanent disability or medical condition that stops them from working.

The person’s condition may be any of the following:

  • physical
  • intellectual
  • psychiatric.

There are about 3.96 million people with a disability in Australia. Of these, around 750,000 get Disability Support Pension (DSP). There are strict medical and other eligibility criteria for DSP. Not everyone who has a disability will be eligible.

People who aren’t eligible for DSP may get other income support payments.

Your patients can read more about eligibility for DSP.

This information was printed Sunday 19 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/centrelink/disability-support-pension-information-health-professionals/about/information-about-disability-support-pension It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019