According to reports, the Federal Government has planned to get people off the disability support pension.
It was also noted there were around 780,000 DSP recipients and the government had decided to tighten the medical test which decided a person's ability to work.
It is also being expected by the Government the new test would start from 2012 and it would result a decrease in 6500 recipients.
It is anticipated that the Government would not permit the recipients, who permanently live overseas and come back to Australia every 13 weeks to get their pension.
As seen in the past, in the 1980s the growth of the DSP's had doubled and this program was designed to reduce them. It was also seen that the taxpayers cost was around $8.5 billion a year.
Policy analyst Jessica Brown revealed that the best way to apply was the 15-hour work rule that was set up by the former Howard government's Welfare to Work scheme.
It was also seen that from 2006 all the DSP recipients who were new had to show that they were not able to work for more than 15 hours a week.
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