18.104.22.168 Who do the SpB mutual obligation requirements apply to?
SpB recipient who must satisfy mutual obligation requirements
Mutual obligation requirements apply to those receiving SpB who are capable of working, except for holders of CJSVs. The term capable refers to a person who would be required to meet the NSA or YA mutual obligation requirements had they otherwise qualified for that payment. In summary this covers a person who:
- is of workforce age, i.e. has reached the minimum age for YA but has not reached age pension age, AND
- would qualify for NSA or YA if they were an Australian resident.
Note 1: CJSV holders are not subject to mutual obligation requirements.
Note 2: Principal carer parents with a youngest child aged 6 and over receiving SpB are subject to part-time mutual obligation requirements (unless they are exempt from their mutual obligation requirements).
Who is considered capable of working?
When determining whether an SpB recipient is capable of working and therefore required to satisfy one of the SpB requirements, the following should be considered, whether:
- the person would normally qualify for NSA or YA if residentially qualified, and if so
- they would be required to satisfy the NSA or YA requirements.
Which SpB recipients are subject to which requirements?
|SpB requirements||SpB NVH mutual obligation requirements|
Those people who are:
Those people who:
SpB (NVH) recipients with mutual obligation requirements have the same mutual obligation requirements as NSA/YA recipients, refer to 22.214.171.124.
Act reference: SSAct section 731 Application of Subdivision, section 731N SpB Employment Pathway Plans-principal carers
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview, 188.8.131.52 Who Do Mutual Obligation Requirements Apply To?, 184.108.40.206 What are the SpB mutual obligation requirements?