Government urged to review disability pension crit

2022-04-05
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The report is the culmination of a months-long inquiry that received more than 130 written submissions and held hours of public hearings.

It heard a raft of long-held concerns about the administration of the payment, including that applying is ”humiliating” and the process has been made intentionally difficult to navigatepublished_time.

Claims for the DSP have been rejected at much higher rates than other government payments in the past few years, with 59 per cent of applications denied in 2020-21.

The inquiry also heard concerns about applicants being shunted below the poverty line on much lower payments with job-seeking requirementss role is limited, but does includ, that thousands of cancer patients are being denied supportambulance services and supplies of medical equipment., that unsuccessful claimants are being forced to drain their superannuation to survive financiallyThe rising case numbers., and that government departments don’t understand the complex nature of disability1977AP.

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