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Jun 28, 2019

Liz Turnbull is a solicitor for the Illawarra Legal Centre and on the Social Security Rights Network.  Today we discuss the disability support pension and what health professionals can do to support their patients.

  1. What is the DSP and how much is it?
  2. Carers allowance vs carers payment
  3. What are the requirements of the DSP?  
  4. For health problems - how does one qualify for the DSP?
  5. What constitutes as enough evidence for the points system?
  6. What should be in letters from GPs and health professionals?  
  7. Can people work on the DSP?
  8. What is the process and timeline for lodging a DSP? 
  9. How long until it is reviewed?
  10. Can people appeal the decision?

Social Security Rights Network factsheets (see DSP):

Impairment tables:


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