Hey worth a read. Makes you realise how fair our "lucky country"
isJust In: Centrelink stands by decision to reject shark attack victim disability pension http://ab.co/2r4tWxD
He certainly should be able to get some assistance till he is able to get some medical assistance. There is a sickness allowance, so this should be a start. From my understanding is that once you are on DSP (disability) then there is no process to move off it. But this will be changing.
Is on Newstart i think and would be covered by unfit/unable to work Doc certificate so does have a payment.