1.1.M.90 Medical condition (DSP, SA, JSP, CP, CA, partial capacity to work)


For the purposes of DSP, SA, JSP, CP, CA and determining partial capacity to work, a medical condition is the abnormal functioning of an organ or body system. A medical condition does not necessarily result in a change in functional capacity (1.1.F.270).

Note: SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020 and ceases on 20 September 2020.

Those receiving SA before 20 March 2020 may continue to receive the payment for the length of their medical certificate, as long as they remain eligible, or may transfer to JSP (

From 20 March 2020, SA recipients who require income support after their current medical certificate expires must transfer to JSP or another income support payment.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.5 SA - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.4 CP - Qualification & Payability, 3.6.7 CA - Qualification & Payability, 1.1.P.65 Partial capacity to work (JSP, YA (job seeker), PP & SpB (NVH))

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020