1.1.T.80 Temporary medical condition (DSP, SA, JSP)


For the purposes of DSP, SA and JSP, a temporary medical condition is a medical condition (1.1.M.90) lasting 2 years or less.

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.

Act reference: SSAct section 94 Qualification for DSP, section 593 Qualification for JSP, section 666 Qualification for SA

Policy reference: SS Guide Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule, Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule, Qualification for SA

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020