The impairment tables have been in force since the Gillard government, (refer to Rob's post)
They will do a JCA pay particular attention to working hours. Be descriptive as to how your work capacity is effected by health conditions, *if* and *when* asked.
See the Department of Human Services website to find the participation requirements for the Disability Support pension.
JCA won't let you know the outcome, *guidelines*..which is incredibly bad for people with anxiety issues who just need relief from punitive actions by the government. They also won't give you a copy of the JCA, so make sure to remember and write down what you said in the interview, as they compare these on your file in future JCAs. This is why it's important to tell the truth.
Job Service Providers get paid per head for intake as well as different services they provide e.g helping the client change the font and adjust the whitespacing on their resumes, providing dirty decade old computers for job searches you could do at home, job clubs where they teach you how to sell a pen because they saw that in a movie FYI the response of "because I can perform a tracheotomy on you with a pen" is not a valid response.If they actually find you an employer and a job that lasts much longer than it takes for them to get their cut, I'll give you my first born.
When I did my DSP assessment back in the day, I made sure I had a mental health history , a psychiatrist, GP, history dating back years works well. If you haven't seen a doctor for a while, start going regularly, make sure you utilise mental health staff, medical certificates are also useful. Finally, if you need, take backup support to the interview, even if you don't think you do, it's also a good idea to have them there.
The successive governments made the requirements harder for DSP,