Information for applicants, nominees, carers, families and advocates

Important!

To receive a payment, a person must have registered with the Payment Scheme by 30 April 2017.

If a person has not registered with the scheme, they cannot apply for a payment - even if they may have been eligible.

Registered people have until 30 November 2017 to apply for a payment.

How to apply for and receive a payment

This page explains how to apply for and receive a payment, including who is eligible. It also includes information about Financial Counselling, Legal Advice and tax.

Videos

Watch one of the BSWAT Payment Scheme videos below, or view the BSWAT video playlist. Audio descriptive versions of the videos are also available.

Applying for the Scheme

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 bswatpayments@dss.gov.au.

Adding a nominee

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 bswatpayments@dss.gov.au. You can also contact the Department on the same number or email address if you want to change or remove an existing nominee.

Proving your identity or certifying documents

Legal Advisor and Financial Counsellor Register

You can search for a qualified legal practitioner and accredited financial counsellor who have expressed their interest in providing services under the scheme using this public register.

Asking for a Review

If a participant or their nominee do not agree with a decision made about the BSWAT Payment Scheme, they can ask for a review.

Tax and the BSWAT Payment Scheme

Find out how a BSWAT payment might affect taxable income and what help is available.

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