Pensions and Benefits

News and opinion on pensions and benefits for people with disability.

Government to ‘revolutionise’ approach to welfare spending

The Coalition has a plan to end welfare-dependency among at-risk groups.

Rule change leads to plunge in successful disability pension claims

Government has significantly tightened up on the DSP eligibility rules resulting in vastly fewer successful claims.

Kiwi mum who suffered head injury denied a benefit from Australian...

A New Zealand citizen living in Australian can't get any social security benefits after acquiring a disability.

Effect Of The Medicare Bulk Billing Freeze On Disabled People &...

Learn about the dramatic effect of the Medicare rebate freeze and how it may impact upon you.

EOI launch for Specialist Disability services in NSW

The NSW Government has launched an expression of interest process for privatizing disability support services.

NDIS funding to cost DSP recipients

The Federal Government is going to help fund the NDIS by throwing people off the DSP.

Ceduna’s cashless welfare card will address drug problems: mayor

A trial of a cashless welfare card has started & DSP disability support pension recipients are included.