Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Disability Support Pension

Anglicare Australia believes that a fair society is one where everyone can live a dignified life and participate in their community. People need adequate support if they have a disability or illness that means they can’t work. They also need to be able to access it. This submission makes recommendations about changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) that will improve access to support for those who need it. It also recommends the creation of a new payment, the Disability Benefit, that will provide support to people currently unable to work but who cannot access the DSP, or who are waiting to have their claim for a DSP assessed.