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Disability support pension

hello.  Let me tell you a little bit about me.  I am diagnosed with my 3rd breast cancer and am currently undergoing chemotherapy and have a rare syndrome called lfs.  This syndrome has a much higher chance of getting cancer than the average person, and the risk of getting cancer increases with age.  I first got cancer 6 years ago, and until now, breast cancer has occurred at an interval of 2 years and 6 months, and I have had bilateral mastectomy.  I am suffering from nervousness and anxiety because the probability of getting other cancers as well as breast cancer in the future is quite high.  Currently working as an admin about 14 hours a week and my husband is making money, but it is not enough to live with our three children.  My oncology says that I will have to undergo chemotherapy until I die.  If I apply for dsp in this situation, is there any possibility of approval?  Is it difficult to get approval if my husband is earning money?

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  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,203
    https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/who-can-get-disability-support-pension?context=22276

    The link above will help.   It's a complex process and your husband's income will be part of the assessment.  



  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,359
    You've had an unlucky run, @watertrue .... wishing you all the best with your ongoing treatment xx


  • Carissa_BCNACarissa_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 210
    Hi @watertrue

    You may have tried these avenues but if not you may like to speak to a social worker at your treating hospital as they should be able to help guide you through support that you may be eligible for and help you with any application process. Otherwise, you may like to speak to the Cancer Council as they can provide financial counselling and assistance. Their phone number is 13 11 20. 

    Best wishes for your treatment. 
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