Bill is a farmer who suffers from several physical impairments and chronic pain.
His medical conditions were getting worse, aggravated by the farm work. Bill had kept working long after his doctor told him he had to stop. Bill managed by taking high doses of pain killers and doing small amounts of work, interspersed with periods of lying down to let the pain subside. Bill’s efforts to continue working have irreparably damaged his health long-term.
When Bill did eventually claim the Disability Support Pension (DSP), his claim was rejected. With further reports from Bill’s doctor, BRQ demonstrated that Bill’s impairments were considerably worse than Centrelink had originally assessed, sufficient for him to be granted DSP immediately. Now Bill is no longer pressured to continue working whilst hastening the deterioration of his conditions.