4.1.9 Hardship Provisions
Under hardship provisions, deprivation provisions CAN be disregarded in limited circumstances.
For hardship provisions to apply the person MUST be receiving a:
- a social security pension, OR
- a social security benefit.
Assessing hardship is discussed in 4.6.7.
Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security benefit', section 23(1)-'social security pension', section 1129 Access to financial hardship rules-pensions, section 1131 Access to financial hardship rules-benefits