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DSP manifest medical rules and manifest eligibility

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The manifest medical rules for the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are rules about what conditions make you automatically eligible for the DSP.

If you have one of these conditions, Centrelink won’t need to assess anything else (as long as you also meet the DSP non-medical rules).

The manifest medical rules say that all people with an intellectual disability with an IQ of less than 70 are eligible for the DSP.

Centrelink also refers to a person being ‘manifestly eligible’ for DSP when the person meets the manifest medical rules.

Centrelink is an Australian Government service that provides payments and services to people who need them.
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DSP non-medical rules are the second set of rules Centrelink uses to check if you’re eligible for the Disability Support Pension (DSP). Everyone must meet these rules to be eligible for the DSP.
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