DFISA ceased 1 January 2022. This is for historical reference only. was the result of a calculation only. There was no claim process for DFISA and it was payable depending on the individual's circumstances. was the difference between:

  • what the primary payment is under the Social Security Act 1991 (the actual rate), and
  • what it would be if the following assumptions are applied (the notional rate):
  • adjusted disability pension (DP) was exempt income,
  • adjusted DP income test for rent assistance applied. agency responsible for administering the primary payment was the agency responsible for calculating the rate of DFISA. Therefore, DVA calculated the DFISA rate for age pensioners administered by DVA. Centrelink calculated the rate of DFISA for all others.