Payment Continuation during Review


This topic explains provisions for the continuation of payments during a rate reduction review.

Continuation of payment

The Secretary can continue payment, pending the outcome of a review, IF:

  • an income support recipient applies for a review of an adverse determination to reduce their payment rate because there were, or are being, paid more than the rate payable under the Act, AND
  • the adverse determination depends on a discretion or opinion, OR
  • would result in the application of a compliance penalty period.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 131 Secretary may continue payment pending outcome of application for review, section 132 Guidelines for exercise of Secretary's power to continue payment

Date of effect of adverse determination

For information regarding the date of effect of an adverse determination see

Last reviewed: 7 November 2016