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Disability Employment Services

It can be tough to find work if you’re living with an injury, health condition or disability. We work with you to create a plan based on your individual needs to help you achieve your employment goals.

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Disability Employment Services eligibility


You don’t need to have a permanent physical or intellectual disability to qualify for disability employment support. A “disability” can include an injury, illness, or any other physical or mental health condition that affects your ability to work.

Your eligibility for Disability Employment Services (DES) is generally determined by Services Australia (Centrelink). You’ll need to complete an Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) through Services Australia to assess your situation and if you meet the conditions for support.

To be eligible for Disability Employment Services you must: 

  • Have a medically diagnosed disability, injury, or health condition
  • Receive an income support payment or disability support pension from Services Australia (Centrelink)
  • Be  at least 14 years and not yet at Age Pension qualifying age
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Not be a full-time student (unless you are an eligible school leaver)
  • Be assessed as having capacity to work at least 8 hours per week, but less than 30 hours per week
  • Not currently be working at or above your assessed employment capacity 

Once Centrelink have confirmed you are eligible, you will be referred to the Disability Employment Services provider of your choice, or be automatically referred to a provider close to your home.

If you’re not sure if you qualify and would like some help to confirm your eligibility, contact our team and we’ll be happy to help you out!

What participants are saying about us


Belinda from Strathpine office for Sarina Russo is an amazing young lady. My son was sent to this office through Centrelink, this was a daunting prospect for him as he is an anxious young man. As his mother and carer we found as soon as we walked in the doors, the team were friendly and we felt at home. Belinda has given us all the information we needed and explained step by step procedures to my son, in a calm and easy manner that he could understand. 

Sarina Russo Job Access Strathpine

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Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.