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 We can answer your questions and guide you through the process.

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