Thursday, 20 April 2017

BSWAT Payment Scheme: reminder to register and/or apply by 30 April 2017


Thousands of people with intellectual impairment are entitled to a one-off payment through the Australian Government’s BSWAT Payment Scheme. 
Between 2004 and 2014, the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) was used to assess the wages of many supported employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs). 
In 2012, the Federal Court determined that the BSWAT indirectly discriminated against two ADE employees with an intellectual disability. 
The Australian Government has set up the BSWAT Payment Scheme ... read the full page of information and links here
People must register for the scheme by 30 April 2017. If they don’t register they cannot apply for a payment, even if they may have been eligible. 
It's quick and easy to register online. Alternatively, people can call 1800 799 515 or send an email.
Read the second issue of BSWAT News here - lots of information about the payment Payment Scheme. If you haven’t already subscribed, you can subscribe here.

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