Information for applicants and their nominees, carers, families and advocates
Watch the video ‘How to get a payment through the BSWAT Payment Scheme’ below. You can watch other short videos on the BSWAT video playlist. All videos have captions. Audio descriptive versions of the videos are available.
Supported employees who registered for the BSWAT Payment Scheme (the scheme) can now apply for a payment.
The scheme is entirely voluntary.
Important: A supported employee must have registered with the scheme by 30 April 2017 to be able to apply for a payment.
Applications must be made using the payment application form. Applicants can also appoint a nominee. These forms are listed below under ‘Resources and forms’.
We must receive payment applications by 30 November 2017. We cannot accept applications received after this date.
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 specified in the Letter of Offer, to accept a payment offer.
If the due date has lapsed or is about to lapse, you may be able to request an extension of time.
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 participant does not agree with a decision made about the BSWAT Payment Scheme, they can ask for a review.
Find out how a BSWAT payment might affect taxable income and what help is available.
Resources and forms
If you have problems viewing these resources or forms, please call us on the toll free number 1800 799 515. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy Read Handbook for supported employees
Easy Read Factsheets for supported employees
- How to apply - Easy Read fact sheet [1.5 MB]
- Financial counselling - Easy Read fact sheet [2.5 MB]
- Who can be a nominee - Easy Read fact sheet [1.9 MB]
- How to accept a payment offer – Easy Read fact sheet [2.5MB]
- Asking for a review – Easy Read fact sheet [1.8MB]
Information booklet for families, carers, nominees and advocates
- Information for families,advocates and nominees [5.2 MB]
- Information for families,advocates and nominees [4.2 MB]
Information for advocates
If you have problems viewing this form, please call the BSWAT Payment Scheme Helpdesk on the toll free number 1800 799 515. You can also send an email to email@example.com.
- Information on completing the application form [99 kB]
- Information on completing the application form [809 kB]
Nominee application form
Contact us if you want to change or remove an existing nominee.
Proving your identity or certifying documents
You can search for a qualified legal practitioner and accredited financial counsellor who have expressed their interest in providing services under the scheme.