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.
November 7, 2017 18
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
May 11, 2017 10
Human Services has been forcing people with Down Syndrome to keep getting medical reviews to keep the disability support pension.
May 8, 2015 6
The government talks a lot about "unsustainability" but only for programs that benefit lower income earners, not the rich.
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.
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.
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.
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.