Disability Support Pension – Historical and projected trends

Report no. 01/2018

The Disability Support Pension (DSP) represents a large component of social security spending for the Australian government.  This report examines the factors underlying the recent decline in DSP expenditure, highlighting the impacts of changes in government policy.  It uses analysis of historical trends to update projections of DSP expenditure over the next decade.  The report also examines a number of DSP expenditure projection scenarios over the medium term.

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Date issued: 20 February 2018