BSWAT Payment Scheme

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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.

Find out how to apply for a payment.

An Easy Read fact sheet on how to apply is available here.

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).

Find out how to accept a payment offer.

An Easy Read fact sheet on how to accept an offer is available here.

Find out how to apply for an extension of time to accept a payment offer.

Information, forms and resources

Contact us

Call the BSWAT Payment Scheme hotline on 1800 799 515 or send an email to bswatpayments@dss.gov.au. We can answer your questions and guide you through the process.

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