3.2.1.30 Waiting, preclusion & exclusion periods for JSP

Which periods apply to JSP?

The following may apply to people who claim JSP:

  • liquid assets test waiting period (3.1.2.20)
  • income maintenance period (4.3.4.10)
  • seasonal work preclusion period (3.1.7)
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period (3.11.13.40)
  • ordinary waiting period (3.1.2.50)
  • newly arrived resident's waiting period (1.1.N.70), AND
  • compensation preclusion period (1.1.C.250).

A RapidConnect non-payment period also may apply (3.11.12).

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'waiting period'

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment, 1.1.E.164 Exclusion period, 1.1.N.70 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP), 3.1.2 Waiting & preclusion periods, 3.1.2.20 Liquid assets test waiting period, 3.1.2.50 Ordinary waiting period, 3.1.2.70 Exemptions from waiting periods, 3.1.7 Seasonal Work Preclusion Period, 3.11.14 Consequences for not meeting mutual obligation requirements - CDP job seeker compliance framework, 3.11.14.40 Serious failures & penalties, 3.11.12 Initial connection to employment services (RapidConnect), Part 4 Income & Assets, 4.3.4.10 Application of the income maintenance period (IMP)

Concurrent waiting periods

The following table summarises the waiting, deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods that are served concurrently. When periods without payment are served concurrently, the longest term determines the length of the time without payment.

Waiting period served concurrently with …
Liquid assets test waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
  • compensation preclusion period
Income maintenance period
  • liquid assets test waiting period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
  • compensation preclusion period
Seasonal work preclusion period
  • liquid assets test waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
  • compensation preclusion period
Serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • liquid assets test waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
  • compensation preclusion period
Newly arrived residents waiting period
  • liquid assets test waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • compensation preclusion period
Ordinary waiting period
  • the OWP is not served concurrently with other waiting or preclusion periods. It will commence when the person's rate of payment will become payable at a rate greater than nil (unless one or more other waiting periods still apply)
Compensation preclusion period
  • liquid assets test waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
Last reviewed: 20 March 2020