Am I eligible for the DES program?

You could be eligible for the Disability Employment Services (DES) program if you have a disability, mental ill-health, injury or illness. See the list of requirements for the DES program below.

What makes you eligible for the DES program?

A job seeker is eligible for DES if they:

  • have a disability, mental ill-health, injury or health condition that impacts your ability to find and keep a job. This includes mental health and wellbeing, physical and social disabilities.
  • are aged at least 14 and pension age.
  • are at or above the minimum legal working age in their State or Territory.
  • can work for or have a future work capacity of at least 8 hours per week.
  • are an Australian resident.
  • are not studying full time (unless the job seeker is an Eligible School Leaver).
  • and, are not working at or above their Employment Benchmark hours (not applicable for Job in Jeopardy Participants).

Residency requirements

Also, a job seeker must be one of these:

  • An Australian citizen
  • The holder of a Permanent Resident Visa
  • The holder of a Temporary Protection Visa
  • Or, the holder of a Special Category Visa.

Choosing Community Solutions as your Disability Employment Services provider

Rest assured with us as your choice of DES provider. As we:

  • have placed over 800 people with disability in the last year
  • know the jobs in your local area
  • know the employers
  • have been part of the community for over twenty years
  • will take the time to learn about your unique strengths and abilities
  • will match your skills with the right job
  • And, we’re part of a National Network of community service providers. Together, we create opportunities for Australia’s disadvantaged.

Learn about the benefits of our Disability Employment Services for job seekers.

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