3.8.3.120 Variation or Termination of PES

Summary

The following table lists the circumstances in which payment of PES may vary or terminate.

If the recipient… Then payment of PES is… The date of effect is…
  • loses basic qualification,
  • transfers to a payment which is not a PES qualifying payment, or
  • fails to comply with a notification requirement.

terminated or varied.

governed by:

  • SS(Admin)Act section 118 for cancellations, or
  • SS(Admin)Act sections 99 and 100 for variations.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 99 Automatic rate reduction-recipient complying with subsection 68(2) notice, section 100 Automatic rate reduction-recipient not complying with subsection 68(2) notice, section 118 Date of effect of adverse determinations-general rules

Date of event & date of effect of PES rate variation

The following information outlines the date of event and date of effect for a PES rate variation.

This would occur when a 25% concessional study-load student either:

  • increases their study-load to at least 50%, or
  • reduces their study-load to below 50%, and

is not receiving one of the qualifying payments exempt from the lower rate (see 3.8.3.40 and 5.1.7.30).

The DATE OF THE EVENT for the rate variation is either:

  • the date that the recipient varies their enrolment, or
  • if they vary their enrolment for a future study period prior to the end of their current study period, the day after the recipient finishes their current study period.

The DATE OF EFFECT of the rate variation is either:

  • if a rate reduction, the date of effect is governed by SS(Admin)Act sections 99 and 100, or
  • if a rate increase, the date of effect is governed by SS(Admin)Act section 110.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 99 Automatic rate reduction-recipient complying with subsection 68(2) notice, section 100 Automatic rate reduction-recipient not complying with subsection 68(2) notice, section 110 Date of effect of favourable determination, section 118 Date of effect of adverse determinations-general rules

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.3.40 PES Concessional Study-load Students, 5.1.7.30 PES - Current Rate

Last reviewed: 21 September 2015