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 Entitlement period - general rules, Partnered Recipients - Payment Delivery, Changing a Payment Delivery Day, General date of effect rules

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016