Thank you for visiting this website. In the period preceding an election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role.

The Department of Social Services hosts this website and the department will manage it in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions.

Department of Social Services administration of Section 23 of the Disability Services Act 1986

As of 8 December 2014 the Commonwealth no longer recovers costs associated with DES-DMS for Participants who receive lump sum compensation.

If your compensation case settled on or after 8 December 2014 the Department does not have an interest.

Clearance Requests and Contact Authority Forms are no longer be required.

For enquires please email: Section23Team@dss.gov.au

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