The Federal Government has announced new reform to the current Disability Support Pensions (DSP) participation requirements. These new reforms will allow an individual on the DSP to work up to 30 hours a week without their pension being suspended or cancelled. This will be double the amount of hours under the current limitations. This new reform provides the opportunity for individuals to increase their hours of work throughout the week without it affecting many of the benefits of the DSP including the health care card.
The Herald Sun today reported; “The Government estimates it will encourage 4000 more people to start work and about 3900 more to increase their hours…” The minimum of 8 hours a week of work remains for recipients under the age of 35 to receive the DSP.| | | Next → |