22.214.171.124 DOP Reviews - General Provisions
This topic explains the general provisions for DOP reviews and covers the following:
- 2 yearly review, and
- change in eligibility criteria reviews.
Two yearly review
A 2 yearly review is set at grant when the circumstances causing eligibility may change.
Example: If the individual receiving the payment states that the whereabouts of the surviving parent (1.1.S.450) is unknown. A biennial review, querying whether the parent's whereabouts have become known:
- addresses the possibility of the individual's failure to notify of such an event, and
- ensures the DOP eligibility requirements still remain and that correct entitlement continues.
If payment is to continue after a review, another review must be set for 2 years time, or sooner if appropriate.
Change in eligibility criteria reviews
Reviews are carried out when a change in eligibility criteria is:
- notified, or
Example: If the individual knows the expected date of:
Reviews should also be set if the case history or local experience identifies any cases where a scheduled review is warranted.
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 DOP Reviews - Parent's Location Unknown, Adoption, Arrival of Refugee's Parent