Information for applicants and their nominees, carers, families and advocates
Important: Applications for the BSWAT Payment Scheme have now closed. Click here for more information.
- How to accept a payment offer
- How to ask for a review
- How to appoint a nominee
- Tax and the BSWAT Payment Scheme
- Proving your identity or certifying documents
- Information for families, carers, nominees and advocates
- Information for advocates
- Deceased persons
- Contact us
Applicants who are eligible for a payment will receive a Letter of Offer.
There are certain things that an applicant must do, by the due date written in the Letter of Offer, to accept a payment offer.
If the due date is about to lapse you can request an extension of time. Call 1800 799 515 to ask for an extension. Applicants can only be granted an extension once.
Important: A payment will not affect a supported employee's current job or wages, and it will not affect their Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE).
If an applicant does not agree with a decision made about the BSWAT Payment Scheme, they can ask for a review.
You can appoint a nominee to act on your behalf in relation to the Scheme. They can help you understand the Scheme and make decisions on your behalf.
If you want to request a nominee you can fill in the online nominee application form.
Or you can complete the Nominee Application Form and send it to us.
Contact us if you want to change or remove an existing nominee.
You can also watch an accessible video on BSWAT and tax.
The Department may ask you to provide proof of your identity. If required, follow the instructions in the below documents to choose the appropriate forms of identification and how to have your forms legally certified.
Family members, carers, nominees and advocates can help applicants receive a payment through the BSWAT Payment Scheme. To find out how you can help, read the ‘Information for families, advocates and nominees’ booklet below.
Advocates play an important role in helping people understand the process and decisions they need to make to receive a payment. To find out how you can help, read the ‘Information for advocates’ fact sheet below.
A person can apply for the Scheme on behalf of a deceased person who would otherwise have been eligible for the Scheme.
You can find more information on the Deceased Persons webpage.