126.96.36.199 Payability of CrP - humanitarian entrant
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 (188.8.131.52), 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