Letter On The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

This submission focuses on concerns regarding the potential for harm to people with disability that will arise as a result of the proposed amendments to the rules governing income management periods and special benefit. PWDA believes that the proposed changes to eligibility for special benefit in this legislation remove the discretionary nature of the payment in regard to income maintenance periods, potentially leading to hardship and poverty. This will disproportionately impact on people with disability.

PWDA submission – Word document