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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.

Your condition needs to stop you from working 15 or more hours a week for at least two years for you to be eligible.

Like people who receive other pensions, people who get the DSP generally don’t have to look for work to get the payment.

If you get the DSP, you’re allowed to accept a referral to an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) or volunteer to be referred to a Disability Employment Service (DES).But if you don’t do these things, your payment won’t be affected.

An Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) is a type of employment support for people with disability who need significant support to work.
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DES-ESS is a Disability Employment Services (DES) that helps people with permanent disability find a job. It also provides regular, ongoing support while they help them keep a job.
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