BSWAT Payment Scheme
Thousands of supported employees with intellectual impairment, who were paid using the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT), could be entitled to a one-off payment through the Australian Government’s BSWAT Payment Scheme (the scheme).
Applying for a payment
Supported employees who registered for the scheme can now apply for a payment.
Important: A supported employee must have registered for the scheme by 30 April 2017 to be able to apply for a payment.
We must receive payment applications by 30 November 2017. We cannot accept applications received after this date.
Accepting a payment offer
Supported employees who apply and are eligible for a payment will receive a Letter of Offer.
There are certain things that a supported employee must do, by the due date specified in the Letter of Offer, to accept a payment offer.
Important: A payment will not affect a supported employee's current job or wages, and it will not affect their Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE).
Information, forms and resources
- For applicants and their carers, families, nominees and advocates
- For ADEs
- For Legal Advisors and Financial Counsellors
- For GPs
- How to receive a BSWAT payment
- History of the BSWAT Payment Scheme
- Q&As: BSWAT and the Future of ADEs
- Q&As: About the BSWAT Payment Scheme
- Q&As: Tax and the BSWAT Payment Scheme
Call the BSWAT Payment Scheme hotline on 1800 799 515 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer your questions and guide you through the process.