Report

Ten myths and facts about the disability support pension

16 Feb 2005
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Many of the arguments used to justify the crackdown on disability pensions are false or misleading, argues ACOSS. This report shows that it is not easy to get the DSP, and that the doubling of the number of DSP recipients over the past 15 years is due to a range of factors, including an increased recognition of disabilities in society, the withdrawal of payments such as the Wife Pension, Widow's Pension and the Age Pension for women 60-65 years old, and the decline in of number of low-skilled full time jobs and lack of employer support for people with disabilities.

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2005
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