Other support available

DES providers may be able to help DES participants use a number of other supports, including:

Employment Assistance Fund pays for disability specific equipment or services to remove barriers in the workplace, to help people with disability perform a particular job. It is available to Australians with permanent disability, who are employed or self-employed in a job expected to last at least 13 weeks.

Supported Wage System allows participants with reduced productivity to compete in the labour market by setting their wage according to their productivity. A supported wage can be used only at a participant’s request.

Wage Subsidies help meet the cost of a participant’s wages at the start of a job placement, to encourage employers to give employment opportunities to DES Participants.

Contact your DES provider or JobAccess Adviser 1800 464 800 for more information.

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