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 is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. 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.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

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