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Mutual obligations and mutual obligation requirements

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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).

Most Government payments and allowances have rules. These rules mean that people looking for work have to either look for work, or take part in activities that get them ready for work. If you don’t do these things, you may stop getting your payment.

Most people with intellectual disability who get the DSP have participation requirements instead of mutual obligations. Participation requirements are generally more flexible than mutual obligations. Anyone who has mutual obligations will have been told about these by Centrelink when their claim for DSP was accepted.

Participation requirements are things some people with intellectual disability need to do to keep getting Disability Support Pension (DSP) payments.
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Centrelink is an Australian Government service that provides payments and services to people who need them.
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