In The Media | 26 May 2016

Disability cut ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’

Disability advocates are fuming about a plan to cut off thousands from the disability support pension to pay for NDIS funding.

Australians set to be cut out of the disability support pension will lose $170 a week and risk becoming homeless under a new budget measure, advocates warn.

The federal government will pay for funds to lock-in savings for the national disability insurance scheme by shifting thousands from the more generous welfare payment and onto unemployment benefits.