1.1.C.175 Clean energy advance period

Definition

The clean energy advance (CEA) period is the period for which CEAs may be paid to qualifying recipients of government payments. There are 3 different clean energy advance periods, depending on a person's circumstances.

For a person who qualifies for a CEA because they receive Age, DSP (aged 21 or over, or aged under 21 with dependent children), CP, WP, WidB, PPS, BVA, NSA, PPP, PA, SA, SpB (whose rate is worked out as if the person were qualified for NSA) or WA, it is the period starting on 1 July 2012 and ending on 19 March 2013.

For a person who qualifies for a CEA because they receive YA, Austudy, DSP (aged under 21 without dependent children) or SpB (whose rate is worked out as if the person were qualified for Austudy or YA) there are 2 CEA periods. The first is the period starting on 1 July 2012 and ending on 30 June 2013 and the second is the period starting on 1 July 2013 and ending on 31 December 2013.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'clean energy advance period'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 1 July 2015