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I got my divorce in 2019. I was a homemaker all my life. It was an unhealthy relationship. Ever since my divorce I have been trying to either study or stay into a job which I'm unable to. I get severely depressed and I live on my own. I have been on the jobseeker. I get overwhelmed easily and currently on antidepressants. I have been given a 3 months medical exemption for the mutual obligations.
I was wondering if I will be eligible for DSP.
I don't have the energy to write more or even describe in details
I’m in a similar position to you. I’m going to be applying for DSP soon. I honestly don’t know if I will get it and I don’t know in your case either. But I believe it’s worth a try. There are people who act as advocates who can help you do it. I was given the name of somebody by the disability employment agency I’m with. I’m guessing you are currently registered with an agency. I don’t know if it’s one for people with disabilities and medical conditions, but if you could be with one of those they can give you more specialised help/advice.
Are you currently seeing any sort of psychology/counselling support? They could write a letter to support you and I think your doctor would need to write something. I’m still learning about the process myself. I have a liver disease as well as depression/anxiety/cptsd. My psychologist is going to write something for me and I’m going to ask the liver specialist if he can do a report.
I think it’s harder to get than it used to be but not necessarily impossible. Like you I’m really struggling. I live on my own too.
I think it would be worth finding an advocate who can help you with the forms. I think that can make a difference as they know the process well. If you look up the Disability Support Pension on the Services Australia website (I got there just by googling Disability Support Pension) there is a series of questions you can run through to find out if you may be eligible.
Take care and be gentle with yourself. I understand how hard it is.
Hi Eagle Ray,
sorry to hear about this.
please keep us posted about your DSP progress.
Yes, I can let you know how I go. I think the process can take a while so it might be a while before I find out.