1.1.S.430 Supported employment (DSP)

Definition

For the purposes of DSP, supported employment is employment provided by an Australian Disability Enterprise funded under the Disability Services Act 1986. Australian Disability Enterprises are commercial enterprises which provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, for whom competitive employment at or above the relevant award wage is unlikely; and who, because of their disabilities, need substantial ongoing support to obtain or retain paid employment.

Wages from an Australian Disability Enterprise are employment income (1.1.E.102) and any available working credits will be used to offset this employment income under the income test.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.11 Working Credit

Last reviewed: 15 August 2016