COVID-19 support for Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients
COVID-19 support for Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients may soon receive a text message offering assistance to book a COVID-19 booster shot through the Australian Government’s Disability Gateway.
This is a genuine text message sent by the Australian Government.Legitimate government SMS communications will not use URLs as a means to update your personal details, or ask you to confirm your personal details.
The text message will provide information on how to access the Disability Gateway to get help booking your booster.The Disability Gateway can help you find a range of COVID-19 information and support, for example:
- help with booking your vaccination appointment
- information and support on getting tested
- applying for COVID-19 financial support
- COVID-19 Information in accessible formats such as Easy Read or Auslan.
If you are a person with disability and you need support to book your covid-19 vaccination call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.
When you call the Disability Gateway, you will talk to a real person who will give you clear and fact-checked information and connect you to helpful supports and services.
For more information visit the COVID-19 page on the Disability Gateway website or call on 1800 643 787, Monday to Friday, 8AM to 8PM AEDT.
If you need information in a language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Gateway.
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask to be connected to the Disability Gateway.