3.6.7.100 Payability of CA

Summary

Even though a person is qualified, CA is NOT payable in the circumstances listed in the following table. Where more detail about the circumstance is required, the second column indicates where you will find this.

Circumstances More Detail
Specific provisions
The person has not served the NARWP, or the person does not have an exemption to the NARWP. This topic
If another person is already receiving CA for the care recipient, unless a declaration is made to share the care under SSAct section 981. 3.6.7.110 Payability of CA - Carers with Shared Care Responsibilities
If a co-resident carer is qualified for CA (adult) a carer who does not live with the care receiver cannot qualify for CA or a share of CA. 3.6.7.45 Qualification for CA - Carer & Care Receiver not Co-resident
Common provisions
CA is not payable before the provisional start day (1.1.P.460). 8.3 Start Days
If the person has failed to provide details of a suitable account for payment. 3.1.6 General Payability Provisions

Act reference: SSAct section 958 CA not payable if allowance rate nil, section 964 CA not payable to 2 people for the same care receiver…, section 981 Secretary may make declaration where 2 people are qualified for CA…, section 7(6AA) A person also has a qualifying residence exemption…, section 966 Newly arrived resident's waiting period, section 967 Duration of newly arrived resident's waiting period

Policy reference: SS Guide 5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate

NARWP

From 1 January 2019 the NARWP applies to CA. A person who is granted a permanent visa on or after 1 January 2019 is subject to a 52 week NARWP for CA. A person who was a holder of a permanent visa before 1 January 2019 will not have a NARWP for CA.

Note: Different payments have different NARWP periods. The length of the waiting period depends on a person's situation and payment type. A person who has fully served a NARWP for one payment may still be serving a NARWP for other payments. Refer to specific payment guide topics for individual rules.

Exemptions for the NARWP

There are a number of exemptions from the NARWP for CA, and situations where a NARWP does not apply (see 3.1.2.70 for details). These include:

  • holders of certain Carer visas (CP and CA)
  • Australian citizens
  • refugee, former refugee or a family member of a refugee
  • orphan relative & remaining relative visa holders.

There are also other exemption specific to other payment types (see 3.1.2.70, FA Guide 2.2.1.10 and PPL Guide 2.2.4.30).

Act reference: SSAct section7(6AA)(f) A person also has a qualifying residence exemption…, section 201AA(5B) The Minister may…, section 966 Newly arrived resident's waiting period, section 967 Duration of newly arrived resident's waiting period

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.N.70 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP), 3.1.2.40 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP), 3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods

Last reviewed: 20 March 2019