1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP)

Definition - 15 hour rule

This definition applies to people subject to the 15 hour work capacity rule for DSP qualification.

Work means work:

  • that is for at least 15 hours per week on wages that are at or above the relevant minimum wage (1.1.R.133), and
  • that exists in Australia, even if not within the person's locally accessible labour market.

Act reference: SSAct section 94(5)-'work'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule

Definition - 30 hour rule

This definition applies to people subject to the 30 hour rule for DSP qualification.

Work means work:

  • that is for at least 30 hours per week on wages that are at or above the relevant minimum wage (1.1.R.133), and
  • that exists in Australia, even if not within the person's locally accessible labour market.

Act reference: SSAct pre-1 July 2006 section 94(5)-'work'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1.10 Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule

Increase to allowable hours of work for DSP recipients

From 1 July 2012 DSP recipients may continue to receive DSP if they obtain paid work of at least 15 and less than 30 hours a week.

This provision does not override the definitions of work above for the purpose of DSP qualification.

Act reference: SSAct section 96 Continuation of DSP

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1.100 Continuation, variation or termination of DSP

Last reviewed: 15 August 2016