What's New

20 September 2018 (v1.249)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.B.08 Base year (CA) New page.
1.1.H.30 Health Care Card only CA (HCC only CA (child)) Updated to reflect carer allowance (CA) income test.
1.1.P.40 Parental income test (YA) Updated policy.
1.1.P.190 Periodic reviews (CA,CP) Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
1.1.P.412 Principal carer Clarified policy.
1.1.P.414 Principal carer - disputed care arrangements & abduction Clarified policy.
1.1.R.103 Reference tax year (CA) New page.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated to reflect new Child Care Package.
1.2.5.50 Carer Allowance (CA) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.6.40 Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) - Description Updated terminology.
1.2.8.10 Health Care Card (HCC) - Description Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.2.11 Disability and Carer Verification Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Clarified date of commencement for liquid assets waiting period (LAWP).
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated to reflect changes to activity test arrangements.
3.2.9.30 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - General Updated policy.
3.2.9.130 Suitable Activity - Voluntary Work Updated to reflect changes to activity test arrangements.
3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programs, including Skills for Education & Employment & NEIS Added Regional Employment Trials as an eligible activity.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updates to reflect changes to activity test arrangements.
3.2.10.10 Activities to Meet an Annual Activity Requirement Updated to reflect changes to activity test arrangements for job seekers aged 55 to 59.
3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake an Annual Activity Requirement? Updated to reflect changes to activity test arrangements for job seekers aged 55 to 59.
3.2.10.30 Annual Activity Requirement - Hours of Participation Updated to reflect changes to activity test arrangements for job seekers aged 55 to 59.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits and Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated to reflect new Child Care Package.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext Summary & Participation Requirements (PP) Updated list of suitable vocational preparation activities.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP Recipients & Principal Carers) Updated policy.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP Recipients & Principal Carers) Updated policy.
3.6.7.10 Qualification for HCC Only CA (child) Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.7.20 HCC Only CA (child) - Measuring the Level of Care & Attention Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.6.7.30 Qualification for CA Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.6.7.32 Assessment of Income for CA New page.
3.6.7.33 CA Income Test Method Statement New page.
3.6.7.34 Treatment of Income Components for CA New page.
3.6.7.40 Qualification for CA (child) with Combined DCLA Scores of 2 Children Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.6.7.45 Qualification for CA - Carer & Care Receiver not Co-resident Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.6.7.145 Assessment of CA Claim Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.7.170 Supplementary Benefits Assistance for CA (child) Recipients Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.7.180 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CA Updated policy.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
3.7.5.50 SpB Job Plans Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Updated income limits.
4.2.7 DRA Income Test Updated effective date.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test Clarified policy.
4.2.9 CA Income Test New page.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated list of group personal care support schemes approved by ministers.
4.3.5.60 About DVA Compensation Payments Updated to reflect new Child Care Package.
4.3.5.70 About DVA Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) Updated to reflect new Child Care Package.
4.8.2.20 Early Release of Superannuation Updated to reflect responsibility for the administration of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds transferred from the Department of Human Services (DHS) to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
4.10.7.50 Historical Income Limits for CSHC Updated income limits.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated income limits.
4.14.3.10 General Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Clarified policy.
4.14.3.30 Special Disability Trusts - Care & Accommodation Clarified policy.
4.14.3.50 Reporting Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Updated policy.
4.14.3.60 Waivers for Special Disability Trusts Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.40 Additional Benefit for Child, Mother's & Guardian's Allowance & RA - November 1984 to March 2018 Amended rates.
5.2.2.10 Maximum Basic Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.2.20 Additional Payments - April 1943 to March 2018 Added reference.
5.2.3.10 Widow Class A, Supporting Parent's Benefit, Sole Parent Pension - Rates from July 1942 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.3.30 Widow B, C & D Pension, Bereavement Allowance - July 1942 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.40 RA (Families with Children) - December 1987 to March 2018 Added policy reference.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession Historical Rates - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.5.2 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Single Person Updated section to reflect indexation.
5.5.3 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Partnered Recipient Updated section to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.20 DRA, Eligible for NSA, Income Cut-off Does Not Apply Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.30 DRA, Eligible for NSA, Income Cut-off Applies Updated to reflect indexation.
8.1.1.10 General Claim Requirements Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.1.1.20 Claim Lodgement - General Provisions Updated policy.
8.1.1.40 When to Lodge a Claim - General Provisions (deleted) Removed information.
8.1.1.60 Contacting DHS about a Claim Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.1.4.50 Disability & Carer - Documentation Required Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a Payment Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.3.1 Start Days - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.2.7.105 Visa Subclass 482 Skill Shortage (Temporary) New page.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated to reflect introduction of child care subsidy (CCS).
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-age Children Updated to reflect new Child Care Package.
11.1.14.60 Provision of Evidence of Activities for Income Management Exemptions Updated to reflect introduction of child care subsidy (CCS).