Proposed changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) Impairment Tables
The Social Security (Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for Disability Support Pension) Determination 2011 (the Impairment Tables) expires on 1 April 2023.
The Department of Social Services (the department) has been undertaking a review of the Impairment Tables, including public consultations, prior to making a new instrument. Information on the background to the Review and consultations is available.
The department received feedback from individuals with lived experience, interested members of the public, disability peak bodies, welfare and advocacy organisations, medical and allied health organisations and government service delivery representatives. Feedback from consultations held in 2021 and 2022 was used to inform the development of the new Impairment Tables. We thank stakeholders for their feedback throughout this process.
The new DSP Impairment Tables legislative instrument has now been registered and is available on the Federal Register of Legislation and will commence on 1 April 2023. An Explanatory Statement which provides details about the new instrument is also available.