DSP Better and Fairer Assessments Fact Sheet

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Improved assessment processes for the Disability Support Pension (DSP) are being implemented. This includes:

  • improvements to DSP assessments to fast track decisions for claimants who are clearly or manifestly eligible
  • a review of the Impairment Tables
  • enhanced Job Capacity Assessments undertaken by suitably qualified DSP assessors
  • a new Health Professional Advice Unit in Centrelink
  • improved information on employment assistance for people receiving DSP
  • a workforce re-engagement contact pilot.

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