3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake an Annual Activity Requirement?

Who does not have to undertake an annual activity requirement?

Job seekers in jobactive other than those listed below will have an annual activity requirement.

The following job seekers do not have an annual activity requirement:

  • Principal carer parents and those with a partial capacity to work of 15-29 hours per week during the period they are fully meeting their part-time mutual obligation requirements through 30 hours per fortnight of any combination of suitable paid work or approved study (or for principal carer parents in some circumstances, voluntary work).
  • Job seekers aged 55 years and over during the period they are meeting their full-time mutual obligation requirements through 30 hours per fortnight of paid work, approved voluntary work, or a combination of these (ways to meet their requirements through these activities depend on the job seeker's age and duration on payment). See 3.2.8.10.
  • Job seekers with a partial capacity to work or temporary reduced work capacity of between 0-14 hours per week.
  • Job seekers participating in jobactive aged 60 years and over who are principal carer parents and/or have a partial capacity to work of 15-29 hours per week.

Job seekers participating in DES or CDP do not need to undertake an annual activity requirement.

Note: Any job seeker (regardless of whether they are subject to an annual activity requirement or not) who is not fully meeting their mutual obligation requirements through sufficient participation in suitable activities can be required to participate in an activity designed to help improve their employment prospects at any time - as long as the activity, and level of participation in it, is reasonable for the individual.

Last reviewed: 20 September 2018