2.8.4.10 ACCS (transition to work) - Eligibility

Summary

This topic provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for ACCS (transition to work) which covers:

  • ACCS (transition to work),
  • additional 12 weeks.

ACCS (transition to work)

To be eligible for ACCS (transition to work) an individual (1.1.I.90) must meet the eligibility requirements for CCS and specific ACCS (transition to work) eligibility requirements. An individual must meet the ACCS (transition to work) eligibility requirements at the start of the CCS fortnight (1.1.C.10) to which a session of care (1.1.S.40) relates.

An individual is eligible for ACCS (transition to work) if they:

  • are in receipt of an eligible income support payment (1.1.I.50),
  • have a combined family income (1.1.I.20) less than the CCS lower income threshold (1.1.I.70),
  • have an active Job Plan (1.1.J.20),
  • meet the ACCS (transition to work) activity requirements,
  • have not exceeded the time limit for which ACCS (transition to work) can be paid for their activity/ies.

Act reference: FAAct section 85CK Eligibility for ACCS (transition to work)

CCSMinRules Part 2 Division 4 Transition to work

Additional 12 weeks

If an individual's income support payment reaches a nil rate as a result of employment, they may be eligible to receive ACCS (transition to work) for an additional 12 weeks (6 CCS fortnights) if they meet the eligibility requirements. An individual may be eligible for an additional 12 weeks during a nil rate period, even if their income exceeds the CCS lower income threshold during this time.

To be eligible for an additional 12 weeks of ACCS (transition to work) during an income support nil rate period, as a result of employment, the individual must have stopped receiving income support payment less than 12 weeks ago and meet all of the following requirements:

  • has been in receipt of ACCS (transition to work) in the fortnight prior to the commencement of the nil rate period (link to nil rate period/definition),
  • has been in paid work in the fortnight the sessions of care are provided,
  • did not cease to receive income support payment solely due to becoming a member of a couple (1.1.M.50) which resulted in the individual no longer being qualified for or meeting the income/assets test requirements.

Act reference: FAAct section section 85CK(2) Eligibility of individual who ceased receiving transition to work payment fewer than 12 weeks ago

CCSMinRules section 14 Additional eligibility requirements for individuals who ceased receiving transition to work payment fewer than 12 weeks ago

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018