Topic archives: Disability Support Pension

The battle for benefits: people with disabilities fight back against broken system

February 27, 2018 19

Record numbers of Disability Support Pension applicants are having their claims rejected, often against the explicit advice of doctors. With nothing left to lose, some are choosing to fight.

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

November 7, 2017 18

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.

Human Services harassing Down Syndrome disability support recipients

May 11, 2017 10

Human Services has been forcing people with Down Syndrome to keep getting medical reviews to keep the disability support pension.

When it comes to unsustainability, super concessions are king

When it comes to unsustainability, super concessions are king

May 8, 2015 6

The government talks a lot about "unsustainability" but only for programs that benefit lower income earners, not the rich.

British disability reforms a perfect model of a mess

British disability reforms a perfect model of a mess

July 1, 2014 4

Think we should reform our disability support pension to be more like the United Kingdom? Think again, economist Tom Westland writes.

Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

January 24, 2014 54

Hands off people on the dole and disability payments, but wind back the age pension. That's what experts told Crikey about welfare reform as the government prepares to slice and dice.

Picking on disability support, a favourite past time of policymakers

March 31, 2011 11

The Disability Support Pension is a perennial target of reforming politicians. Perhaps they should turn their attention to other forms of welfare.

Fighting for a fair deal from Centrelink

September 29, 2009 7

Dealing with Centrelink is a full-time job for someone applying for a Disability Support Pension, getting punted from payment to payment, filling out forms and going to pointless reviews and assessments, writes an anonymous disability carer.