Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Dept Human Service Services response on recent DSP hearing


The Department of Human Services has responded to the concerns of Down Syndrome Australia about the recent discussion of Down syndrome at the Disability Support Pension hearing in Canberra.

Down Syndrome Australia appreciates this prompt response but continues to have concerns about the inability of the senior bureaucrat to respond to a question of whether Down syndrome could be cured. DSA will continue to advocate on the DSP as people with Down syndrome should not be required to repeatedly provide evidence of their disability.

Please feel free to send DSA any examples or stories about problems with access to DSP to our info email. DSA will bring these to the attention of the Department and the Minister.

Read the letter DSA sent to the Department (PDF), and the letter received back from the Secretary of the Department.

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