Possible DSP changes

Sue has heard that there may be changes to the hours which one can work while claiming the Disability Support Pension and would like this clarified.

Q. Sue
I’ve heard that people working over 30 hours per week will lose their Disability Support Pension. Is this true? 

A. I’m not sure what changes you’re referring to, as it is the current ruling that anyone working more than 30 hours per week will no longer receive their Disability Support Pension. If you reduce your working hours within two years of your pension being stopped, Human Services will determine if your payment can start again.

To receive a Disability Support Pension whilst working, you will need to meet the requirements of the income test.

You can find out more by visiting HumanServices.gov.au.

Written by Debbie McTaggart