hello Strawberry, well I'm sorry that your husband has been through 5 years without much progress, and personally I would be really upset that it took so long for them to tell him, plus any money that cost you.
What5 they did with me was tell me that I would probably have to work several hours a week before any consideration of being accepted on DSP, but after a couple of weeks I was put onto DSP, however this was quite a long time ago, back in '95.
With the change in governments every time a new party comes into power, they have these great ideas of how to save money, so the DSP and other pensions are cut, which is always a ridiculous idea, but let's forget about the past.
My answer is that eventually I think he will be put onto DSP and then you can become his career.
I'm sorry that the two of you are involved with some form of MI, but keep mentioning to this particular centrelink person that your husband can't look for 15 hours work, because he may get a job but then can't turn up to it and work, definitely ask this lady if she is staying at this particular office, because you don't want her to leave and then for you and your husband to start all over again. Geoff.