Centrelink may tell you that you need to get more treatment, or complete 18 months in a program of support. You will then put in a new claim, after you have completed these tasks.​

There is no limit to the number of DSP applications you can make.​

If you think that Centrelink’s rejection of your claim is wrong, you can ask for the decision to be reviewed within 13 weeks. ​You can write to Centrelink at the following address: Centrelink​, Reply Paid 7800​, Canberra BC ACT 2610​.

You may still be successful at accessing other supports, such as NDIS, Carers Allowance, Rent Assistance, Newstart, etc.

You may also be able to apply for Newstart and ask for mutual obligations to be suspended. This enables you to apply for jobs when you feel well enough, but you’re not obliged to. ​

You may also be granted a ‘partial capacity to work’ for Newstart/Youth Allowance, if your work capacity assessment determines that your illness or disability would prevent you from working for 30 hours per week, without ongoing support within the next two years. ​