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DES Job Plan

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A Job Plan lists what you will do to find and keep a job, and how a Disability Employment Services (DES) provider will help you.

A Job Plan tells you:

A Job Plan should help you to get ready for work, learn new skills, find a job and keep working.

If you have mutual obligations, then a Job Plan also talks about the things you need to do to keep getting your Disability Support Pension (DSP). Your obligations usually include:

If you have had a Job Capacity Assessment (JCA) or Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) then your Job Plan uses information from these assessments.

A DES provider is responsible for making sure your Job Plan is always up to date.

Centrelink is an Australian Government service that provides payments and services to people who need them.
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Mutual obligations are things people need to do to keep getting some Australian Government payments from Centrelink. They usually apply to payments like the JobSeeker Payment, not the Disability Support Pension (DSP).
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The Disability Support Pension (DSP) is a payment the Australian Government makes to people with a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition.
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A Job Capacity Assessment (JCA) is a test Centrelink uses when people apply for the Disability Support Pension (DSP).
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An Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) is a test done by Centrelink. This test helps Centrelink decide what kind of employment service you need to help you find and keep a job.
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