Danila Dilba Health Service's submission to the senate inquiry into the purpose intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension.
The focus of this submission is on the difficulty clients experience accessing the Disability Support Pension (DSP) due to the strenuous application process, exacerbated by contextual challenges that exist in the Northern Territory. As this submission and associated case studies demonstrate, the lack of support for people with disability in navigating the Centrelink system often leads to despondency and a failure to pursue accessing the DSP. This then contributes to poorer health and financial outcomes.
9 July 2021