This document is Jobs Australia’s response to an invitation from the Department of Social Services (DSS) to contribute to the Public Consultation paper for Disability Employment Support Model (DES).
One in five Australians, or around 4.4 million people, live with disability. Of these, 1.4 million people have profound or severe disabilities.
Currently people eligible for DES include those with a disability, injury or health condition that will last for more than 6 months. As at 30 September 2021 there were more than 310,000 people participating in the DES Program. There are currently 224 DES providers delivering services from over 2000 sites.

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