The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

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

Definition

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

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 3.2.1 JSP - qualification & payability, 3.6.1 DSP - qualification & payability, 3.6.4 CP - qualification & payability, 3.6.7 CA - qualification & payability

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