Disability Employment Services changes from 1 July 201815 May 2017
On Federal Budget night this year, the Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with disability and announced changes to the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. More information on the Budget announcement is available.
Over the next four years, the Australian Government will invest over $3 billion in DES and associated services to help people with disability get and keep long-term jobs.
This includes over $300 million over the next 10 years to index provider payments in DES. This will ensure DES providers can continue to deliver the necessary supports required for people with disability looking without being eroded by inflation.
The program changes are a result of extensive community consultation involving people with disability, disability peak organisations, disability providers and employers.
The changes start from 1 July 2018.