Income support

People with disability may receive financial assistance to help with activities of daily life. This section looks at income support payments for people with disability, focusing on those aged 16–64 receiving the DSP. The DSP is the main income support payment available specifically to people with disability.

While this topic focuses on DSP, people with disability may also be eligible for other payments or allowances, such as Mobility Allowance, government concession cards (which discounts selected goods and services), and more general financial support (such as to assist with study, housing or finding work).

Where can I find out more?

Detailed data tables are available at Data.

Information on:


DSS (Department of Social Services) 2015. Disability Support Pension—participation requirements. 9 July 2015.

DSS 2018a. Annual report 2017–18. Canberra: DSS.

DSS 2018b. DSS Payment Demographic Data. Canberra: DSS.