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.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

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