Seasonal work preclusion period
The SWPP was introduced on 1 January 1999 and was extended to include intermittent workers from 20 September 2006.
An SWPP only affects claimants lodging a NEW claim for an SWPP affected payment if they are:
- single and earned above AWOTE from seasonal or intermittent work, OR
- a member of a couple (1.1.M.120) who COMBINED, earned more than TWICE the AWOTE, AND
- the income was earned during a period of seasonal or intermittent work that ENDED in the 6 months before lodging a claim.
If the claimant received income support during the 6 months before claiming, only seasonal work since they last claimed counts towards the SWPP.