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If you’re currently receiving the Disability Support Pension (DSP), we can help you find and keep a job.
Through Disability Employment Services (DES), we offer DSP job seekers intensive and tailored support to build the skills you need for open employment.
Many people who register with employment services are worried they’ll lose their Disability Support Pension (DSP) if they work and earn an income. This isn’t always true.
People who receive the Disability Support Pension are encouraged to build independence through work.
The DSP employment facts
Learn more by reading our DSP blog article: 5 Key Facts about working and the Disability Support Pension.
Your DSP will reduce to zero for every week you work over 30 hours. If you continuously work over 30 hours a week for a year, your DSP will be suspended.
However, the payment is held open for up to two years in case you need to access it again. You can contact Centrelink if this happens and tell them about your change in employment. Your payments will then start again.
If you lose your DSP because you’re continuously working more than 30 hours a week, you’ll still be able to use your Concession Card for one year after your DSP payments stop.
You can learn more about the DSP rules on the Services Australia website.
Ready to learn more talk about work. Register your interest in DES today.
Through Disability Employment Services (DES), we’ll help you find, keep and change jobs. Together, we’ll:
We’ve worked with people from all walks of life and understand how different each of us are. We’ll spend time getting to know you so we can help you find work, or skills development, that fits.
We’ve helped find work for over 10,000 people through DES.
When Sam* first visited CoAct Service Partner, Interact Australia, he was keen to find work but with no employment history, work experience or career goals he was unsure about how to go about it.
As the recipient of a Disability Support Pension there were no compulsory requirements for Sam to work, but he felt that finding a job would make a difference to his quality of life.
“Sam’s Mum Jenny is thrilled to see the progress Sam has made as he becomes ready to enter the workforce”. Lisa – DES Employment Consultant, Interact Australia