3.2.1.30 Waiting, Preclusion & Exclusion Periods for NSA

Which periods apply to NSA?

The following may apply to people who claim NSA:

  • liquid assets 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 (3.1.13.40),
  • 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 (3.2.1.40).

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 Waiting Period, 3.1.2.50 Ordinary Waiting Period, 3.1.2.70 Exemption from Waiting Periods, 3.1.7 Seasonal Work Preclusion Period, 3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments, 3.1.13.40 Serious Failures & Penalties, 3.2.1.40 RapidConnect - impact on NSA payability, Part 4 Income & Assets, 4.3.4.10 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 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 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 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 waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
  • compensation preclusion period
Newly arrived residents waiting period
  • liquid assets 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 waiting period
  • income maintenance period
  • seasonal work preclusion period
  • serious failure or unemployment non-payment period
  • newly arrived residents waiting period
Last reviewed: 3 July 2017