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About DSP Help

What is DSP Help?

DSP Help is a free resource to help people understand the Disability Support Pension (DSP). DSP Help is designed to help people make better DSP applications and appeals.

Getting the DSP can be challenging, and often depends on the quality of supporting medical evidence provided with the application. DSP Help addresses this by helping applicants and support workers understand what is required, and giving them resources they can use when approaching their doctors and specialists for evidence.


Who is DSP Help for?

DSP Help has been designed for DSP applicants and their support workers. DSP Help may be useful to:

  • People thinking of applying for the DSP.
  • People who have been rejected for the DSP.
  • Friends and family helping someone apply for the DSP.
  • Support workers helping someone access the DSP.

Who is responsible for DSP Help?

DSP Help is a project of Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV).

SSRV is a community legal centre that provides free legal services in relation to Social Security and Centrelink matters to people across Victoria.

SSRV worked with the design consultancy Paper Giant to create this website and the tools it contains.

DSP Help is supported by funding from the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner under the Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program.


Is DSP Help part of Centrelink?

DSP Help is not part of Centrelink, Services Australia, or any government department or agency.


I want to know more about DSP Help

If you would like to talk to someone about the DSP Help Project generally, you can contact SSRV.

If you need help with the DSP or are having trouble understanding anything on this website, you can get help.

Social Security Rights Victoria respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria where our work takes place. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present.

This website is supported by funding from the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner under the Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program. Copyright © 2020, SSRV. All rights reserved.