188.8.131.52 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for CP recipients
CP recipients MAY also qualify for the following assistance, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:
- carer allowance
- rent assistance
- pension supplement
- remote area allowance
- PCC or HCC
- crisis payment
- energy supplement, AND
- EdEP if participating in education/training.
Carers who receive CP (child) may automatically qualify for and receive CA for each qualifying child.
Carers who receive CP qualify for a PCC.
The partner of a person receiving CP may test their qualification for other payments such as JSP.
Act reference: SSAct section 665ZFA to section 665ZFB Payment to a CP recipient, section 1061ZA General qualification rules (PCC), section 954B Qualification for CA-receiving CP for caring for child or children
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.2.1 JSP - qualification & payability, 3.6.7 CA - Qualification & Payability, 184.108.40.206 Qualification for CA (child) - Automatic Qualification for CA (child) through Qualification for CP (child), 3.8.1 RA - qualification & payability, 3.12.1 Pension supplement - qualification & payability, 3.8.6 EdEP - Qualification & Payability, 3.7.4 CrP - qualification & payability, 3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability, 3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability
CP recipients may receive the following incentives to take up a job:
- access to working credits
- payment of certain supplementary benefits during the employment income nil rate period
- continued use of their PCC for a certain period, and
- able to have their payment resumed during the employment income nil rate period if they report a fall in income sufficient for CP to be payable again.
Act reference: SSAct section 23(4A) Despite subsection (4) …, section 23(4AA) For the purposes of subsection (4A) …, section 1061ZEA Further extended qualification rule: loss of payment because of employment income, section 1073J Working credit balance prevents loss of qualification in certain cases