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Disability pension for under-35s comes under Coalition scrutiny

The Guardian

20 April 2014

 

Minister for social services, Kevin Andrews, may renege on promise not to make retrospective changes to DSP.

 

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People younger than 35 who are on the disability support pension (DSP) may be reassessed by an independent doctor, under a reform being considered by the Coalition government, and contrary to previous promises.

The minister for social services, Kevin Andrews, is considering an interim report on the welfare system, written by a welfare consultant, Patrick McClure, and says the government’s focus is to keep more people in work.
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