3.7.4.65 Payability of CrP - humanitarian entrant

Summary

A person who claims a social security pension or social security benefit that is payable and meets the qualifications as a humanitarian entrant can receive CrP in addition to their regular payment.

Amount of payment

The amount of CrP payable to a person is half the fortnightly amount, at the MBR, of the social security pension or social security benefit that is payable to the person. The MBR is calculated using module B of the relevant rate calculator.

Act reference: SSAct section 1061JU Amount of payment

When is CrP payable?

Providing that all other qualifications are met (3.7.4.35), the following table sets out some examples of when a CrP IS or IS NOT payable as a humanitarian entrant.

Humanitarian entrant … and … CrP is … because …
A person arrives in Australia on 1 January 2020 as a humanitarian entrant and contacts with their intent to claim on 4 January 2020 the person is qualified for a social security pension or benefit and lodges their claim on 16 January 2020 payable the date the person contacted is deemed to be the day the claim was made provided the person lodges their claim within 14 days of contact.
A person arrives in Australia as a humanitarian entrant on 1 January 2020 the person is qualified for a social security pension or benefit and claims CrP on 12 January 2020 not payable the person has not made a claim for CrP within 7 days of arriving in Australia.
A person arrives in Australia on 1 January 2020 as the holder of a qualifying humanitarian visa the person previously entered Australia a year earlier as the holder of a qualifying humanitarian visa not payable this is not the first time the person arrived in Australia as the holder of a qualifying humanitarian visa.

Act reference: SSAct section 1061JI Qualification-humanitarian entrant to Australia

Last reviewed: 8 February 2021