Notification & recipient obligations for SpNP

Notifiable events for SpNP

In addition to the common notifiable events, SpNP recipients must notify Centrelink within the 14-day notification period, if they return to Australia. The notification and recipient obligations for SpNP recipients otherwise are the same as those applying to the payment they would otherwise qualify for.

Example: A special needs age pensioner has the same obligations as other age pensioners.

Policy reference: SS Guide Notification & recipient obligations for Age, Notification & recipient obligations for WP, Notification & recipient obligations for WidB, Notification & recipient obligations for DSP

Comparable foreign payment (1.1.C.230)

The Secretary of the Department may require a recipient or their partner, to take reasonable action to obtain a CFP, if:

  • the recipient is likely to be entitled to a payment from a CFP country, AND
  • has not applied for the payment.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 66 Notice to obtain foreign payment, section 40 Rejection of claim for failure to obtain foreign payment

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for payment outside Australia, 7.2 Arrangements for payment outside Australia, 7.3.3 CFP notices & reasonable action requirements

Common provisions

Some notification and recipient obligations are common to MOST payments.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations

Last reviewed: 12 August 2019