1.1.D.160 Disability (DSP, SA, JSP, CP, CA)

Definition

For the purposes of DSP, SA, JSP, CP and CA a disability is a physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment.

Note: SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020 and ceases on 20 September 2020.

Those receiving SA before 20 March 2020 may continue to receive the payment for the length of their medical certificate, as long as they remain eligible, or may transfer to JSP (1.2.1.05).

From 20 March 2020, SA recipients who require income support after their current medical certificate expires must transfer to JSP or another income support payment.

Act reference: SSAct section 94(1)(a) Qualification for DSP, section 593 Qualification for JSP, section 197C Qualification-2 or more children each with a disability or medical condition, section 197D Qualification-disabled adult and one or more children each with a disability or medical condition, section 198 Qualification-disabled adult or disabled adult and dependent child, section 953 Qualification for CA-caring for either 1 or 2 disabled children, section 954 Qualification for CA-caring for a disabled adult in a private home of both the adult and the carer

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.5 SA - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.4 CP - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.7 CA - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020