The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme

The BSWAT Payment Scheme closed on 31 December 2018

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About the BSWAT Payment Scheme Tax Time Information Easy Read Site Frequently Asked Questions

BSWAT Payment Scheme - Resources                

Information and communication products that were used to inform people of the BSWAT Payment Scheme.

The Easy Read handbook is all about the BSWAT Payment Scheme

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Tax and the BSWAT Payment Scheme

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Information for applicants and their nominees, carers, families and advocates

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Information for GPs

Verifying that an applicant has intellectual impairment is part of assessing a person’s eligibility for the scheme.

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Accessible videos


The Department undertook a variety of communication and engagement activities to inform eligible individuals of the BSWAT Payment Scheme, including media releases, social media posts, newsletters, mailing of letters and factsheets, along with publication materials available here on the Department’s website and links to informational videos on youtube. In addition, the Department was in contact with numerous organisations, such as ADEs, Disability Peaks, and Primary Health Networks whom had communicated through their networks. The department held various information sessions at ADE sites across Australia, current and former employees were invited to attend.

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