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2 January 2020 (v1.260)

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1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.G.50 Government rent (RA) Clarified definition.
1.1.H.80 Host country agreement Updated example.
1.1.I.140 Ineligible homeowner Clarified policy.
1.1.L.40 Levels of tertiary courses Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Clarified definition.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.P.445 Proof of life certificate New page.
1.1.R.84 Recipient child (RA) Clarified definition.
1.2.7.180 Approved program of work supplement (APWS) - description Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
2.2.3 Verifying Financial Information (deleted) Removed information.
2.2.6 Confirming a death Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.1.2.30 Treatment of liquid assets Updated 'Amounts from former employers'.
3.1.5.98 Death of dependent child under 16 years - NSA & YA recipients New page.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.2.1.90 Continuation, variation or termination of NSA Clarified policy.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, variation or termination of YA Clarified policy.
3.2.7.40 Approved courses of study for YA Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.2.8.50 What can be included in a Job Plan Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.10 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA job seekers - suitable activities - overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable activity - early school leavers (YA) Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.100 Suitable activity - study & training Updated policy.
3.2.9.150 Suitable activity - placement in other Commonwealth or state government labour market or appropriate training or skills development programs, including Skills for Education & Employment & NEIS Updated policy.
3.3.3.10 Qualification for Austudy Updated Act reference.
3.3.4.10 Approved courses of study for Austudy Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & full-time tertiary students Updated to reflect the Social Security (Reasonable Excuse - Student Payments) Determination 2019.
3.3.4.80 Austudy & impact of previous study Clarified policy.
3.4.1.50 Notification & recipient obligations for Age Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.2.40 Notification & recipient obligations for WP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.4.70 Notification & recipient obligations for WidB Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.5.40 Rate of PLS Updated rate.
3.5.1.190 Other suitable activities (PP recipients & principal carers) Updated policy.
3.6.1.90 Notification & recipient obligations for DSP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.6.4.140 Notification & recipient obligations for CP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.8.3.30 PES & secondary students Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.8.3.40 PES concessional study-load students Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.8.3.70 PES & impact of previous study Clarified policy.
3.8.18 APWS - qualification & payability Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.10.2.50 CIS Recipient Entitlement Periods (deleted) Removed information.
4.2.7 DRA income test Updated effective date of rates.
4.3.2.35 Income exempt from assessment - s 8(11) exempt lump sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempted under section 8(11).
4.9.5.48 Table of life expectancy - payments commenced on or after 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2019 Updated to reflect a new Life Table commences 1 January 2020.
4.9.5.49 Table of life expectancy - payments commenced on or after 01/01/2020 New page to reflect new Life Table that commences 1 January 2020.
4.10.1.40 Historical student income dependency limits since 1975 Updated student dependency limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical employment amount (permissible child earnings) - January 1990 to present date Updated employment amount (permissible child earnings).
4.13.4.20 Factors to consider when determining special circumstance provisions Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 YA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.4.40 DOP - current rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.10 DSP - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - current rate Updated rate.
5.1.7.40 Relocation scholarship - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.46 SSL - current rate Updated rate.
5.2.1.20 Single unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.50 Youth related payments - July 1986 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.2.40 Historical rates of DSP for people under 21 years of age without dependent children - July 2000 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.4.60 DOP rates - October 1973 to present date Updated rate.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.5.20 CA, child disability allowance & HCA - December 1974 to present date, DNCB 1987 to 1999 Updated rates.
5.2.6.50 PhA rates - 01/11/90 to present date Updated rates.
5.5.2.40 Single person under 22 years, no dependents, income $250 & under per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5 Samples of DRA rate calculations Updated effective date.
5.5.5.10 DRA, eligible for YA, income cut-off does not apply Updated to reflect indexation.
6.2.1 Proof of life certificate (Age, DSP, WidB, WP, CP) New page.
6.2.3 Retirement & widows reviews Added information about proof of life certificates.
9.1.1 Checking Visas (deleted) Removed information.
10.1.6 Australia's agreements & proof of identity Added information about proof of life certificates.