220.127.116.11 New Grants - Date of Effect
Entitlement period set at claim
A person's first payment delivery day (1.1.D.55) will be automatically set for 14 days after their date of claim. Most persons will therefore have a short first entitlement period, in order to set up their regular 14-day entitlement period. The first entitlement period can also be shorter where:
- the person requests a different payment delivery day,
- the person has a partner (1.1.P.85),
- the person is being paid through group payment arrangements (1.1.G.68).
- Example: The person is a permanent resident of a nursing home (1.1.N.140).
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 43 Payment by instalments
Policy reference: SS Guide 18.104.22.168 Entitlement period - general rules, 22.214.171.124 Partnered Recipients - Payment Delivery, 126.96.36.199 Changing a Payment Delivery Day, 188.8.131.52 General date of effect rules
Last reviewed: 16 May 2016