Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1993

Update 100G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 23 - ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS -RENT ASSISTANCE, INCENTIVE ALLOWANCE, PHARMACEUTICAL ALLOWANCE, TELEPHONE ALLOWANCE - Rent assistance. See guidelines 23.000 to 23.135.

These references clarify the effect of the three Rent Assistance savings provisions. The first, for certain retirement village residents, provides for the payment of Rent Assistance despite their treatment for other purposes as homeowners. The second, for certain boarders and lodgers, preserves the rules for calculating Rent Assistance that applied at the time. The third, the March 1993 provision, preserves the rate of Rent Assistance they were receiving at the time.

Update 99G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - New section: Aggregation of primary production assets and liabilities.. See guidelines 27.16030 to 27.16036.

This amendment outlines the background to and the procedures for primary production assets and liabilities under section 1121A of the Act.

Update 98G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 99G. See guidelines 27.16030 to 27.16036.

Update 97G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Amendment of impairment ratings by social security decision-makers.. See guidelines 6.400 to 6.405.

The change allows social security decision-makers to amend the impairment rating allocated to a client by a Commonwealth Medical Officer without the agreement of AGHS where such an amendment is supported by appropriate medical evidence.

Update 96G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Effect of cancellation on earnings credit balance. See guidelines 27.17660 to 27.17664.

Amendment states that an earnings credit balance is lost where a pension is cancelled unless the pension is cancelled due to income from employment. In this case, the earnings credit balance must be used up before pension is cancelled.

Update 95G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guideline 27.2970.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 94G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guideline 27.2920.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 93G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guideline 27.2911.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 92G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guideline 27.2200.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 91G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guideline 27.2110.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 90G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guidelines 27.2020.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 89G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - CPI rate changes. See guidelines 27.2000, 27.2010.

Updates current and historical rate information.

Update 88G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Life Tables. See guideline 27.13560.

Updates Table of life expectation factors to include 198-87 tables to be used for all pensions/annuities commencing on or after 1 May 1993

Update 87G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 9 - SOLE PARENT PENSION - Update of NSRS target percentages. See guideline 9.1300.

NSRS target percentages required update upon expiration of National Instruction CB910257.

Update 86G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Life Tables. See guidelines 27.13720 to 27.13734.

Updates references to Life Expectancy Tables.

Update 85G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES inc TAX FILE NUMBER EXEMPTIONS - Asylum seeker assistance. See guidelines 1.7800 to 1.7808.

The one week waiting period will now be served concurrently with the 26 week waiting period.

Update 84G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 14 - SICKNESS ALLOWANCE - 26 week waiting period for newly arrived residents. See guidelines 14.7800 to 12.7803.

The one week waiting period will now be served concurrently with the 26 week waiting period.

Update 83G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - 26 week waiting period for newly arrived residents. See guidelines 12.7200 to 12.7203.

The one week waiting period will now be served concurrently with the 26 week waiting period.

Update 82G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - 26 week waiting period for newly arrived residents. See guidelines 12.6200 to 12.6200 (12.6200 deleted).

The one week waiting period will now be served concurrently with the 26 week waiting period.

Update 81G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 82G. See guidelines 12.6100 to 12.6200.

Update 80G # Date 16 December 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES inc TAX FILE EXEMPTION NUMBERS - 26 week waiting period for newly arrived residents. See guidelines 1.10500 to 1.10603.

The one week waiting period will now be served concurrently with the 26 week waiting period.

Update 79G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 22 - CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE - Child care assistance. See guidelines 22.000 to 22.4101.

Changes to CA assessment procedures and income and assets tests from 1 January 1994.

Update 78G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES inc. TAX FILE NUMBER EXEMPTIONS - Lodgement of claims. See guidelines 1.1400 to 1.1413.

When lodging a claim for additional family payment, this can be treated as a claim for any other social security pension or benefit.

Update 77G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Amend to incorporate cessation of payment by DSS of TA and LAFHA to clients participating in rehabilitation programs. See guidelines 6.3400 to 6.4109.

Incorporate that fact that DSS no longer administers TA and LAFHA to clients participating in a rehabilitation program.

Update 76G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Deletion of reference to second medical assessments. See guideline 6.3014.

Remove reference to second medical assessments in line with National Instruction No CB930135.

Update 75G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - DPS health care card - low income earner. See guideline 27.6300.

New DPS health care card rates of payment.

Update 74G # Date 25 November 1993

CHAPTER 25 - NON-CASH BENEFITS - Health care cards. See guideline 25.4300.

Addition to five groups of disadvantaged clients.

Update 73G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 25 - NON-CASH BENEFITS - 1. Date of effect of savings provision for HCC. See guidelines 25.7400 to 25.7407.

Amending incorrect date of effect of savings provision.

Update 72G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - 1. Taxable income of new arrivals in Australia (see guidelines 27.25400 to 27.25401) 2. Taxable income of defence force personnel stationed overseas (see guidelines 27.25500 to 27.25501).

1. With the inclusion of foreign income in the Family Payment income test, new arrivals in Australia will be assessed on their taxable income plus any foreign income.

2. Changes to the way in which foreign income is assessed in the Family Payment income test may have implications for defence force personnel stationed overseas.

Update 71G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Foreign income. See guidelines 27.25050 to 27.25153.

Foreign income will be included in the Family Payment income test.

Update 70G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 71G.

Update 69G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Casual earnings and the income test. See guidelines 27.8610 to 27.8619.

This amendment provides examples, calculating the income amounts for casual employees such as school teachers and TAFE lecturers.

Update 68G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - The 'youth summit' resulted in changes to the education leavers waiting period, effective from 2 November 1992. These changes included a change for secondary education leavers. The education leavers waiting period for these people now starts from the day after a person leaves a full time course of education and ends no later than 14 February. See guidelines 12.6700 to 12.6702.

Update example for secondary education leavers.

Update 67G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 18 - CHILD DISABILITY ALLOWANCE - Dual claims for family payment ane CDA. See guideline 18.100 to 18.103.

Family payment is income tested for CDA children.

Update 66G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Removal of reference to second medical assessments. See guidelines 6.400 to 6.405.

Guideline 6.402 currently refers to the policy of offering second medical assessments where a client receives an initial impairment rating of less than 20%. This policy was abolished from 26 July 1993 and the second dot point in 6.402 should therefore be removed.

Update 65G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Additional earnings free area. See guidelines 27.7210 to 27.7227.

Pensioners granted war widow's pension with effect from 1 November 1986 are paid with a ceiling of $120.10. People paid an allowance or benefit who are granted a war widow's pension with effect from 1 November 1986 become ineligible for payment of allowance or benefit.

Update 64G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Manifest inability to work. See guidelines 6.1010 to 6.1032.

The 'manifest medical conditions' have been re-structured.

Update 63G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Definition of work skill levels. See guidelines 6.740 to 6.763.

This amendment replaces the definition of work as 'unskilled', 'semi-skilled' and 'skilled' with three categories of work defined according to the level of formal education, training or work experience required to perform the work.

Update 62G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Waiving education leaver waiting periods. See guidelines 12.6850 to 12.6853.

Clarifies the position when a person reclaims JSA within 12 months of commencing a course of study after having served a partial ELWP.

Update 61G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Education leaver waiting periods. Guidelines 12.6600 to 12.6603 deleted.

Update 60G # Date 11 November 1993

CHAPTER 12- NEWSTART - Amendment to Table of Contents to reflect update 61G.

Update 59G # Date 21 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Certain 15 years may qualify for special benefit if they don't satisfy all eligibility criteria for job search or sickness allowance. See guidelines 15.2830 to 15.2832.

Certain 15 year olds quality for job search and sickness allowance if they reach the minimum school leaving age, not living with or supported by parents, and there full-time employment history or registered by unemployed for periods adding up to 13 weeks. If a client is not registered for periods adding up to 13 weeks, they may still qualify for special benefit if exempt from the parental means test (1067-C2).

Update 58G # Date 21 October 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Earned income free area. See guideline 27.5200.

The 'Investing in the Nation' statement (February 1993) announced from 20 September 1993 an introduction of an earnings free area of $30.00 pf for single people and an increase from $30.00 to $50.00 pf. in the earnings free area for each member of a couple. Changes to the earned income free area will assist in increasing the number of clients and their partners gaining employment providing a basis for a transition to full-time employment. It provides a financial incentive for employment and directs the benefits of income test liberalisation away from those with substantial income from investments.

Update 57G # Date 21 October 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Approved care organisations. See guidelines 17.2420 to 17.2510.

An ACO is eligible for family payment when; a) the person is a young person, b) the young person is an inhabitant of Australia, c) the person is a client of the ACO and d) no person is receiving family payment for the young person.

Update 56G # Date 21 October 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES INC. TAX FILE NUMBER EXEMPTIONS - Available funds test to be applied to PRC Nationals. See guidelines 1.7930 to 1.7939.

Removes the general provision that the short term available funds test is applicable to all special benefit cases paid under JSA conditions.

Update 55G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Review of support provided by third parties. See guidelines 15.4000 to 15.4004.

Highlights the need to consider changes in circumstances of relevant third parties.

Update 54G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Cessation of payments to a care organisation. See guidelines 17.5600 to 17.5604.

Where the provisions in section A:5 about dependent children are satisfied, the payment may be considered to have been suspended for that child.

Update 53G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 4 - NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS, ACT OF GRACE PAYMENTS - Application of Finance Direction 21/3 where a right to internal review exists under the Act. See guidelines 4.1300 to 4.6004.

New text explains that where the Act provides for a right of review of a decision, there will not generally be a common law duty of care attached to the decision. This means that the Department should generally deny liability where an incorrect decision is made under the Act that is adverse to the client or does not provide the client with their full entitlement, where the client had a right to internal review under the Act.

Update 52G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Rate payable to a dependent partner of a person imprisoned or on remand. See guidelines 15.3600 to 15.3604.

Rate payable to a dependent partner of a person imprisoned or on remand has changed from half married rate to single rate.

Update 51G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Rate of benefit payable. See guidelines 15.1800 to 15.1805.

Provides details of the rate of benefit payable where the partner does not qualify for a payment or does not attract additional payment, or where other support is provided.

Update 50G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Direct deduction income test. See guidelines 15.1100 to 15.1102.

Where a partner does not qualify for a payment in their own right or they are unable to attract additional payment, only half of the combined income is to be maintained as a direct deduction.

Update 49G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Duration of common categories. See guideline 15.810.

Guide to which categories of special benefit are generally treated as short or long term

Update 48G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 19 - DOUBLE ORPHAN PENSION - Double dipping provisions for double orphan pension. See guidelines 19.110 to 19.112.

Double orphan pension not payable to clients, where the child receives income over the permissable earnings, including AUSTUDY.

Update 47G # Date 7 October 1993

CHAPTER 19 - DOUBLE ORPHAN PENSION - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 48G.

Update 46G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Notification requirements for continuing payments. See guidelines 17.3000 to 17.3002.

Changes to BFP and AFP assets thresholds and rate of permissable student earnings.

Update 45G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Payment of arrears. See guidelines 17.300 to 17.301.

The sixth situation where FP arrears are payable is when a client applies for family payment after a child AUSTUDY claim is rejected and a copy of the rejection letter is produced within 28 days.

Update 44G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES - Released prisoners (new Part K). See guidelines 1.17000 to 1.20600.

Outlines available options when claimants are released prisoners. Emphasises that eligibility for all other payment types must be investigated before the payment of special benefit can be considered.

Update 43G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES - Released prisoners (new Part K). See guidelines 1.12000 to 1.16300.

Outlines available options when claimants are released prisoners. Emphasises that eligibility for all other payment types must be investigated before the payment of special benefit can be considered.

Update 42G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 43G.

Update 41G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Permissable child earning rate for 1994. See guidelines 17.2420 to 17.2421.

1994 rate of weekly permissable child earnings.

Update 40G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 15 - SPECIAL BENEFIT - Removal of some release pension provisions to chapter 1 and clarification of special benefit provisions. See guidelines 15.3800 to 15.3806.

Enables released prisoners to receive a 'double payment' of special benefit.

Update 39G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Released prisoners and entitlement to job search allowance. See guidelines 12.210 to 12.221.

Enables released prisoners to receive a 'double payment' of JSA/NSA.

Update 38G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 39G.

Update 37G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES inc. TAX FILE NUMBER EXEMPTIONS - Transfers from age or disability support pension to blind pension. See guideline 1.1800.

This amendment reflects current procedures.

Update 36G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROCEDURES inc. TAX FILE NUMBER EXEMPTIONS - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 37G.

Update 35G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMININING RATES OF PAYMENT - Notification of earnings by SPPs. See guidelines 27.8610 to 27.8619.

An OLA text has been created to be used to remind SPPs with earnings to notify promptly of any variation in rate of earnings (OLA Q345).

Update 34G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Family payment income and assets test reviews. See guidelines 17.3600 to 17.3603.

This change corrects the guide so that it refers to calculating entitlement to family payment for the current calendar year rather than for the previous calendar year.

Update 33G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 10 - WIDOWED PERSON ALLOWANCE - Clarification of when WPA can be paid. See guidelines 10.000 to 10.1000.

Effect of employment and leave with or without pay on claimants for WPA.

Update 32G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 10 - WIDOWED PERSON ALLOWANCE - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 33G.

Update 31G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Treatment of leave payments - pensions. See guideline 27.8620.

This amendment states that paid leave must be taken into account when determining the rate of pension payable.

Update 30G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 31G.

Update 29G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Earned income free area. See guidelines 27.23000 to 27.23130.

The "Investing in the Nation" statement (February 1993) announced from 20 September 1993 an introduction of an earnings free area of $30.00 pf for single people and an increase from $30.00 to $50.00 pf. in the earnings free area for each member of a couple. Changes to the earned income free area will assist in increasing the number of clients and their partners gaining employment providing a basis for a transition to full-time employment. It provides a financial incentive for employment and directs the benefits of income test liberalisation away from those with substantial income from investments.

Update 28G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Changes to additional earnings free area. See guideline 27.2950.

The "Investing in the Nation" statement (February 1993) announced from 20 September 1993 an introduction of an earnings free area of $30.00 pf for single people and an increase from $30.00 to $50.00 pf. in the earnings free area for each member of a couple. Changes to the earned income free area will assist in increasing the number of clients and their partners gaining employment providing a basis for a transition to full-time employment. It provides a financial incentive for employment and directs the benefits of income test liberalisation away from those with substantial income from investments.

Update 27G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 14 - SICKNESS ALLOWANCE - Waiving the ordinary waiting period. See guidelines 14.6800 to 14.6801.

The "Investing in the Nation" statement (February 1993) announced changes simplifying the waiver of the ordinary waiting period. From 20 September 1993 a single provision replaces several existing provisions for waiving the ordinary waiting period. Simplifying waiver provisions assists both clients and staff by making conditions of eligibility easier to explain and understand. It provides further incentive to do casual and / or insecure employment.

Update 26G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Waiving the ordinary waiting period. See guideline 12.6500.

The "Investing in the Nation" statement (February 1993) announced changes simplifying the waiver of the ordinary waiting period. From 20 September 1993 a single provision replaces several existing provisions for waiving the ordinary waiting period. Simplifying waiver provisions assists both clients and staff by making conditions of eligibility easier to explain and understand. It provides further incentive to do casual and / or insecure employment.

Update 25G # Date 23 September 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Waiving the ordinary waiting period. See guidelines 12.6000 to 12.6003.

The "Investing in the Nation" statement (February 1993) announced changes simplifying the waiver of the ordinary waiting period. From 20 September 1993 a single provision replaces several existing provisions for waiving the ordinary waiting period. Simplifying waiver provisions assists both clients and staff by making conditions of eligibility easier to explain and understand. It provides further incentive to do casual and/or insecure employment.

Update 24G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Abolition of second impairment assessments. Guidelines 6.500 to 6.509 (deleted).

Prior to 26 July 1993, any person found not to qualify for DSP following examination by a CMO or AMP because of an impairment rating of 10% or 15% were offered the option of a second medical assessment by another CMO or AMP. If an impairment rating of 20% or more was allocated at the second assessment, determination of the application for DSP proceeded. From 26 July 1993 clients will no longer be offered the option of a second assessment of their impairment rating, but any offers made prior to that date will be honoured.

Update 23G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 24G.

Update 22G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 23 - ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS - RENT ASSISTANCE, INCENTIVE ALLOWANCE, PHARMACEUTICAL ALLOWANCE, TELEPHONE ALLOWANCE - Remote area allowance. See guidelines 23.6000 to 23.7201.

This amendment sets out policy guidelines and eligibility criteria for remote area allowance. Details cover eligibility guidelines, points to be used to determine 'usual place of residence', temporary absence from a remote area and taxation issues.

Update 21G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 23 - ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS - RENT ASSISTANCE, INCENTIVE ALLOWANCE, PHARMACEUTICAL ALLOWANCE, TELEPHONE ALLOWANCE - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 22G.

Update 20G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Earnings credit. See guidelines 27.17660 to 27.17664.

This new guideline clarifies the operation of the earnings credit when a disability support pensioner commences work.

Update 19G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Deemed income on cash and accounts. See guideline 27.11310.

Change of deeming rate from 6% to 5% to 4%.

Update 18G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Income excluded. See guidelines 27.9470 to 27.9474.

Instruction outlines the conditions for disregarding payments from organisations, received by a disabled client for payment for personal care support services. It also lists approved schemes.

Update 17G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 18G.

Update 16G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 18 - CHILD DISABILITY ALLOWANCE - Temporary absences. See guidelines 18.2330 to 18.2350.

Change to wording of DNCB section (12.3400 to 12.3403); change reference from 28 days respite to 42 days and delete reference to HCB and NHB institutions re temporary absences of CDA child.

Update 15G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 18 - CHILD DISABILITY ALLOWANCE - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 16G.

Update 14G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Family payment assets tests and hardship provisions. See guidelines 17.3600 to 17.3711.

Provide clearer cross-referencing and more information about assets/hardship processing.

Update 13G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 17 - FAMILY PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 14G.

Update 12G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES 0F PAYMENT - Pensions review of income and assets. See guidelines 27.17510 to 27.17519.

The new guidelines clarify the operation of the earnings credit when a disability support pensioner commences work.

Update 11G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES 0F PAYMENT - Pensions reviews of income and assets. See guidelines 27.17550 to 27.17552.

The new guidelines clarify the operation of the earnings credit when a disability support pensioner commences work.

Update 10G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Workforce re-entry incentives. See guidelines 10.4100 to 10.4109.

The new guidelines clarify the operation of the earnings credit when a disability support pensioner commences work.

Update 9G # Date 2 September 1993

CHAPTER 6 - DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 8G.

Update 8G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Qualifications for grant and continuation of payment of NSA/JSA. See guidelines 12.14050 to 12.14054.

Regions should check the signatures of clients lodging SU19 forms.

Update 7G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 12 - NEWSTART - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 8G.

Update 6G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 2 - METHODS OF PAYMENT AND TAXATION - Cheque payments to clients review. See guidelines 2.000 to 2.1260.

Amendments to reflect recommended tightening of the process for granting exemptions and reviewing current cheque recipients.

Update 5G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 2 - METHODS OF PAYMENT AND TAXATION - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 6G.

Update 4G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - UK Exchange rates. See guideline 27.2610.

Amendment to UK Exchange rates, effective from 6 May 1993.

Update 3G # Date 12 August 1993

CHAPTER 8 - CARER PENSION - Domiciliary Nursing Care Benefit. See guidelines 8.3200 to 8.3203.

Change to wording of guidelines 8.3200 to 8.3203. Change reference from 28 days respite to 42 days and delete reference to HCB and NHB institutions re temporary absences of CDA child.

Update 2G # Date 5 August 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Maintenance income test. See guidelines 27.20000 to 27.21701.

The amendments to chapter 27, Part I, Maintenance income test reflect the changes arising from:

  • the transfer of the maintenance income test to additional family payment from 01/01/93;
  • the introduction of twice monthly child support payments from 16/12/92; and
  • the exemption of disability expenses maintenance from 01/01/93.

Update 1G # Date 5 August 1993

CHAPTER 27 - DETERMINING RATES OF PAYMENT - Amendment to table of contents to reflect update 2G.