New Data on Significant Costs Borne by Disability Pension Applicants

Monash University

MELBOURNE: A Monash University-led survey of Disability Support Pension applicants and recipients has underscored the significant administrative, financial and psychological burdens faced by those with reduced capacity to cope as they apply for payments.

Seventy-eight per cent of the 518 people surveyed reported high or very high learning costs (challenges in figuring out

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