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1.1.R.05 Receiving income support


A recipient to whom an income support payment is payable is to be taken as receiving an income support payment. Unless the following exceptions apply, this does not include a period when the rate is nil.

Exception: A recipient who is qualified for an employment income nil rate period is taken to be receiving a social security pension or benefit for the purposes of being paid CCS at the non-income tested rate.

Act reference: FAAct section 3(1)-'receiving'

SSAct section 23(2) For the purposes of this Act (other than section 735) …, section 23(4) For the purposes of this Act, a person is taken to be receiving a social security payment …, section 23(4A) Despite subsection (4) …, section 23(4AA) For the purposes of subsection (4A) …

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.5 CCS entitlement

SS Guide 3.1.12 Employment income nil rate period

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