Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2008

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 December 2008 (v1.144)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.E.10 Economic loss compensation Added additional act reference.
1.1.E.87 Employee, private contractor Added additional policy reference.
1.1.N.110 Non-economic loss compensation Added additional act reference.
1.1.S.20 Salary or wage earner Added policy reference.
1.1.S.340 State seniors card Updated definition.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Clarified assessment of 'in-kind' assistance.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) Clarified policy.
4.3.5 Income from DVA Reviewed whole section, made various changes.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated rates.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated rates.
4.4.1.60 Deeming rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated rates.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated rates.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated rates.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non- Pensioner Couple Updated rates.
4.6.5.110 Failed Financial Investments Removed reference to assessment of failed investments under assets test hardship provisions.
4.13 Compensation Added act reference.
4.13.1.25 Treatment of Specific Compensatory Type Payments Added example to clarify deceased dependant payments.
4.13.1.30 Effect of Compensation on Compensation Affected Payments Added notification provisions for compensation recipients.
4.13.2.20 Treatment of Periodic Payments Paid as a Lump Sum Updated information relating to effect of lump sum payments on partners.
4.13.3.10 Overview of Periodic Compensation Payments Added information about 2001 change of assessment for partners of compensation recipients.
4.13.4 Applying Special Circumstance Provisions to Compensation Payments Added act reference.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Clarified policy.
6.4.9 Overview of Recovery Rules Updated terminology.
6.7.1.80 Compensation Related Debts Updated policy reference.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 3 November 2008 (v1.143)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.75 Adult Disability Assessment Determination 1999 (CA, CP) Updated definition.
1.1.C.150 Chronic medical condition (CA) Added note to chronic medical conditions.
1.1.C.340 Continuous personal care (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.P.414 Principal carer - disputed care arrangements & abduction Removed duplicate paragraph.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Clarified how individuals who have partners living overseas or who are living overseas together are assessed under section 24 of the Social Security Act 1991.
3.5.8.20 Payability of DOP Updated terminology.
3.6.4.50 Qualification for CP during Temporary Absence from the private Home - Hospitalisation Updated terminology.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during Overseas Travel Clarified policy.
3.6.7.60 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation (CA) Updated terminology.
3.6.7.70 Qualification for CA during Overseas Travel Added information on care receiver and/or carer overseas.
3.6.7.80 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Education, Training or Treatment (other than in hospital) - CA (child) Clarified when the child care receiver is temporarily absent from care.
3.6.7.120 Saved Cases - CA (child) Recipients before July 1998 (Historical) Updated terminology.
3.7.5.60 Other Waiting Periods for SpB NVH Recipients Updated terminology.
4.2.1.20 Additional Free Area for Dependent Children Clarified policy.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Included additional scheme and updated policy.
6.2.5.50 CP - Reviews (Adult with a Disability) Updated terminology.
6.2.5.100 CA - General Provisions & HCC Only CA (Child) - Medical Care & Attention Reviews Updated terminology and purpose for reviews.
6.2.5.110 CA - Medical reviews - CA (child) Clarified exemption from medical review.
6.2.5.120 CA (child) - Disabilities & Medical Conditions Recognised for Review Purposes Only Updated disabilities & medical condition not recognised.
6.2.5.140 CA - Reviews (Adult with a Disability) Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 October 2008 (v1.142)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.P.450 Proprietary company (RAFS) Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 31 July 2001.
1.1.R.140 Relevant State land law (RAFS & RASF) Updated to reflect closure of the RAFS and RASF schemes.
1.1.R.220 Residential care service (Age) Updated definition.
3.4.7.10 Qualification for PBS Updated terminology.
3.4.7.90 PBS - How to Determine a Part Year Bonus Period Updated terminology.
3.5.8.10 Qualification for DOP Added information on splitting double orphan pension.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Included obligation to meet TFN requirements.
3.9.3.70 Providing Tax File Number (TFN) Information - CSHC Clarified policy.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated information on other exempt income.
4.4.1.30 Scope of Deeming Updated information on assets excluded from deeming.
6.2.4.10 PP Reviews Updated terminology.
10.14.1.10 History of the Agreement with Germany Added information relating to the Supplementary Agreement.
10.14.1.20 General Principles - Agreement with Germany Added information relating to the Supplementary Agreement.
10.14.1.40 Double Coverage - Agreement with Germany New topic.
10.22 Agreement with Korea New chapter.
10.23 Agreement with Greece New chapter.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 19 September 2008 (v1.141)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Clarified policy for blind recipients.
1.1.F.10 Family Actual Means Test (FAMT) (YA) Included additional act reference.
1.1.P.250 Pharmaceutical benefit (PhA) Deleted topic.
1.1.Q.50 Qualifying sugarcane farmer (RASF) Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
1.1.R.142 Relevant sugarcane farm asset (RASF) Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
1.1.S.405 Sugarcane farm (RASF) Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
1.1.S.406 Sugarcane farm enterprise (RASF) Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
1.1.T.145 Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Updated link to TILA website.
1.2.1.10 Newstart Allowance (NSA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.3.100 Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme (RASF) - Description Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) - Description Clarified DVA pensioners and war widows entitlement to the pensioner concession card.
3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations Added information on different notification requirements for compensation recipients.
3.2.1.90 Continuation, Variation or Termination of NSA Updated policy.
3.2.4.50 Recent Full-time Job Loss Exemption for U18s Clarified policy.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Clarified recipients who are employed.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Added information relating to provision of tax file number.
3.9.3.70 Providing Tax File Number (TFN) Information - CSHC New topic.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Clarified policy.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated exempt funeral investment threshold and added information about first home saver accounts.
4.9.4.60 Assessment of Non-Performing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.5 Life Expectancy, Pension Valuation Factor & Payment Factor Tables Updated terminology.
4.9.5.05 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced Before 01/07/83 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.10 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced between 01/07/83 & 31/08/88 Updated terminology.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/96 Updated income limits.
4.13.2.10 Treatment of Specific Lump Sums Added information on joint claims.
4.13.2.60 Lump Sum Preclusion Period - General Updated policy.
4.13.4.10 Overview of the Application of the Special Circumstance Provisions Added information on the Centrelink Financial Information Service - Improved Advice on Compensation Payments measure.
4.13.4.20 Factors to Consider When Determining Special Circumstances Provisions Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rate.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updates rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updates rates.
5.1.7.100 SCA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.10 Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.2.20 Additional Payments - April 1943 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.3.10 Widow Class A, Supporting Parent's Benefit, Sole Parent Pension - Rates from July 1942 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.3.30 Widow B, C & D Pension, Bereavement Allowance - July 1942 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.4.40 RA (families with children) - December 1987 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.6.90 SCA Historical Rates - December 2004 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rate.
6.1.2.10 Reviews - Compensation Updated terminology.
6.3.3 Other Labour Market & Older Students Overpayments Updated terminology.
6.4.6 Recoverable Debts - Compensation Updated terminology.
6.4.7 Recovery Rules Specific to Lump-Sums Updated terminology.
7.3.1.20 Reasonable Action Requirements Clarified policy regarding 'Deferring entitlement to an overseas pension'.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Clarified policy.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated Bodies Clarified policy.
9.4.4 AoS - Lodgement of Security Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 September 2008 (v1.140)

Topic No Topic Title Details
2.2.2 Verifying Personal Details Updated information on verifying gender.
3.2.10.100 Mutual Obligation Activity - Green Corps Changed participation period.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Clarified date of effect when recipient notifies of change in circumstances.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Added to list of lump sums that have been specifically exempted under section 8(11).
4.6.3.70 Exempting the Principal Home - Care Situations Clarified exemption of the principal home from the assets test for illness separated couples in care situations.
4.6.4.60 Granny Flats - Reasonable Value Conversion Factors Updated conversion factor table.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Asset Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Clarified condition set 10.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 11 August 2008 (v1.139A)

Topic No Topic Title Details
9.2.6

Visa Subclass 400 - 449 Payment Eligibility

Visa Subclass 447 Secondary Movement Offshore Entry

Updated to reflect this visa subclass was abolished from 9 August 2008.
9.2.7

Visa Subclass 450 - 499 Payment Eligibility

Visa Subclass 451 Secondary Movement Relocation

Updated to reflect this visa subclass was abolished from 9 August 2008.
9.2.9

Visa Subclass 600 - 699 Payment Eligibility

Visa Subclass 695 Return Pending

Updated to reflect this visa subclass was abolished from 9 August 2008.
9.2.10

Visa Subclass 700 - 799 Payment Eligibility

Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection

Updated to reflect this visa subclass was abolished from 9 August 2008.
9.2.12

Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility

Visa Subclass 851

Added new visa subclass 851 Resolution of Status (Permanent) (Class CD).

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 August 2008 (v1.139)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.N.10 National Health Act 1953 (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Updated definition.
1.2.8.10 Health care Card (HCC) - Description Included ex-CA (child) information relating to claim required HCC.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Clarified higher rate of TAL for internet via mobile phones.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated for indexation of deeming threshold.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated for indexation of deeming threshold.
4.4.1.70 Deeming rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated for indexation of deeming threshold.
4.4.1.80 Deeming rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated for indexation of deeming threshold.
4.4.1.90 Deeming rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated for indexation of deeming threshold.
4.8.1.30 Eligible Termination Payments Updated terminology.
4.8.2.10 Principles for Assessing Superannuation Investments Updated terminology.
4.9 Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.1.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.1.50 History of the Treatment of Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.2.10 Characteristics of pre-20/09/2004 Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.3.20 Assets Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.3.40 Allocated Income Streams - Relevant Number where Reversionary Beneficiary Exists Updated terminology.
4.9.4.10 Background to Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.4.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.4.30 Documentation Required for Assessment of Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.12.7.50 Distributions of the Income of a Private Trust or Private Company to a Non-attributable Stakeholder Clarified distributions paid to non-attributable stakeholders on or after 1 July 2000.
4.14.1 Overview of Special Disability Trusts Update special disability trust guidelines reference.
4.14.3.10 General Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Update special disability trust guidelines reference.
4.14.3.30 Special Disability Trusts - Care & Accommodation Update special disability trust guidelines reference.
4.14.3.50 Reporting Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Update special disability trust guidelines reference.
4.14.3.60 Waivers for Special Disability Trusts Update special disability trust guidelines reference.
5.1.7.70 RAA Current Rates Updated dependent rate qualification for RAA.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.90 SCA Historical Rates - December 2004 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
9.4.3.30 AoS - Minimum Income Requirements Clarified tax-free pension or benefitfor AoS determination purposes.
9.4.6 Duration of the AoS Period Updated information on AoS Period.
10.2.8.30 Inside Australia - Agreement with New Zealand Added assets test to rate calculation for a permanent resident and an SCV holder.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 July 2008 (v1.138)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
1.1.F.25 Family assets (YA) Added act reference.
1.2.7.50 Employment Entry Payment (EEP) - Description Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
2.2.2 Verifying Personal Details Updated information about change of name.
2.2.5.10 Determining a Marriage-Like Relationship Incorporated Ombudsman's recommendations.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Incorporated Ombudsman's recommendations.
3.1.5.110 Bereavement Payment Provisions for PP Recipients Updated terminology.
3.1.7.100 Example of Waiving the SWPP - Partnered Recipients Updated rates used in example.
3.4.10.70 Total Net Value of Sugarcane Farms for RASF Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.80 RASF - Sugarcane Farmer Retains an Interest in the Home Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.90 RASF - Descendant Already has Part Ownership Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.100 RASF Provisions for Eligible Descendants Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.110 Trust Issues for RASF Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.120 Start Day for Payments Accessed via RASF Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.130 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for RASF Farmers Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.140 Benefits for Partners of RASF Farmers Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.150 Notification & Recipient Obligations for RASF Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.4.10.160 Continuation, Variation or Termination of RASF Updated to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.8.3.70 PES & Impact of Previous Study Updated terminology.
3.8.5.10 Qualification for EEP - NSA, MAA, PA & WA Recipients Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
3.8.5.20 Qualification for EEP - CP, WidB, SpB & DSP Recipients Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
3.8.5.30 Qualification for EEP - PP Recipients Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Added partnered principal carer to qualification criteria.
3.8.8.10 Qualification for RAA Added regular care child to qualification criteria.
3.8.8.20 Payability of RAA Added details for regular care child.
3.8.8.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for RAA Recipients Added details for regular care child.
3.8.8.60 Continuation, Variation or Termination of RAA Added regular care child to circumstances in which payment of RAA may change.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Updated information relating the cardholders travelling overseas.
3.9.1.30 Qualification for Ex-CA (child) HCC for 16-25 Year Old Students Updated to reflect non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences.
3.9.1.45 Foster Child HCC Updated to reflect non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences and added regular care child provisions.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to reflect non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Updated to reflect non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences.
3.9.4 General Concession Card Provisions Revised section, previous content moved to 3.9.4.10.
3.9.4.10 Confirmation of Concession Card Entitlement New topic, content moved here from 3.9.4.
3.9.4.20 Non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences New topic.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated to reflect the lack of an upper limit on drawdowns from account-based income streams.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated income and assets limits.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated limits.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated limits.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated threshold amount.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated asset value limit.
4.14.4.10 Gifting to a Special Disability Trust Added example to clarify exceptions.
5.1.7.40 EEP - Current Rates Topic deleted.
5.1.7.70 RAA - Current Rates Rates and terminology change.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rates and policy.
5.2.6.80 EEP Historical Rates Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Rates change.
5.4.4 EEP Advance Payment Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
5.4.6.50 Repayment of Special Employment Advance Payments Updated terminology.
6.3.8.30 EEP, EdEP & TAL Overpayments Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
6.6 Member of a Couple Reviews Incorporated Ombudsman's recommendations.
8.1.1.30 Claim Lodgement - Payment Specific Provisions Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
8.1.4.70 Supplementary Benefits - Documentation Required Added information relating to cessation of EEP.
8.3.3.70 Backdated Start Days - PP Updated terminology.
10.1.3.10 Benefits Covered in Agreements Clarified policy.
10.4.3.20 Benefits Payable Under the Agreement with Italy Added bereavement allowance to list of payable benefits.
10.4.100 Italian Glossary - Bereavement Allowance Added new glossary term - bereavement allowance.
10.4.100 Italian Glossary - Widow Removed reference to bereavement allowance.
10.6.3.20 Benefits Payable under the Agreement with Spain Updated Australian benefits payable under the Agreement.
10.10.3.20 Benefits Payable Under the Agreement with Portugal Updated Australian benefits payable under the Agreement.
10.10.7 Arrears, Embargoes & Overpayments - Agreement with Portugal Title change.
10.10.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Portuguese Benefit Updated terminology.
10.10.100 Portugal Glossary Added new glossary term - bereavement allowance.
10.12.3.20 Benefits Payable Under the Agreement with Cyprus Updated Australian benefits payable under the Agreement.
10.12.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims Under the Agreement with Cyprus Updated information on third country portability.
10.12.7.30 Overpayment Resulting from Arrears of Cypriot Benefits Updated terminology.
10.12.9.40 Former Residents - Agreement with Cyprus Updated information on third country portability.
10.12.100 Cyprus Glossary Added new glossary term - bereavement allowance.
10.12.100

Cyprus Glossary

Cypriot age pension

Updated qualification rules.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 June 2008 (v1.137)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.250 Arrangement (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.C.102 CDEP participant Updated policy.
1.1.C.180 Client confirmation service (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Topic deleted.
1.1.E.180 Exempt lump sums Updated definition.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Clarified policy.
1.2.7.10 Rent Assistance (RA) - Description Updated terminology.
3.1.11.20 Working Credit Accrual Updated terminology.
3.3.2.10 Qualification for MAA after 1 July 1996 Updated terminology.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing membership of PBS Clarified policy for leave from employment that commenced prior to 1 January 2008.
3.4.7.120 Top ups for PBS Added information that specifies that a top up is not payable when no pension bonus has been paid.
3.8.7.20 Payability of TAL Added information relating to members of a couple and saved cases. Removed information on TAL during 8 week non-payment period.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.30 Start Day for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.80 Activity Test & Breach Penalties for CPS Recipients Updated policy.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Added new exemption and updated wording relating to Tasmanian payments in 2004.
4.4.1.30 Scope of Deeming Updated terminology.
4.4.3.20 Deemed Income from Unlisted Public Securities, Delisted & Suspended Shares Updated policy.
4.4.4.40 Deemed Income from Superannuation & Roll-over Investments Updated terminology.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Clarified the readily available funds allowable limits.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.40 Additional Benefit for Child & Mothers & Guardian's Allowance & RA - November 1984 to Present Date Added RA rates to 20 March 2008.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 5 May 2008 (v1.136)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.18 Accommodation charge Updated terminology.
1.1.A.55 Adequate financial consideration (deprivation) Updated terminology.
1.1.A.100 Age pension age (Age) Included additional act references.
1.1.A.327 Australian Government Actuary (AGA)

Updated terminology.

Note: This topic was previously numbered and titled 1.1.A.321 AGA - Australian Government Actuary.

1.1.C.207 Commercial lease value Updated terminology.
1.1.C.262 Compensation recovery charge Updated terminology.
1.1.C.350 Continuous support (YA) Removed policy reference.
1.1.E.125 Entitlement period Updated terminology.
1.1.E.126 Entitlement period end day Updated terminology.
1.1.E.127 Entitlement period start day Updated terminology.
1.1.F.225 Full-time education or training course (NSA) Clarified definition.
1.1.G.10 Gainful employment (MOB) Clarified definition of self employment for the purpose of mobility allowance.
1.1.I.185 Interest in an asset (life, remainder, reversionary, contingent Updated terminology.
1.1.P.205 Permanent & temporary hardship Updated terminology.
1.1.R.15 Real assets (PLS) Updated terminology.
1.1.R.84 Recipient child (RA) Updated policy reference.
1.1.S.137 Shared equity housing Updated terminology.
1.1.T.45 Temporarily absent from a care situation Updated terminology.
1.2.3.20 Wife Pension (WP) - Description Removed reference to partner allowance.
3.1.9.10 Compensation & Payability Updated terminology. Included additional act reference.
3.1.9.30 Power to Obtain Information Updated terminology.
3.2.8.20 Job Search - Unsuitable Work - General Clarified policy on reasons why work may be unsuitable.
3.2.8.30 Job Search - Unsuitable Work - Principal Carer Parents Clarified policy on reasons why work may be unsuitable.
3.2.9.70 Approved Activity - Full-time Short Course Clarified policy on reasons why work may be unsuitable.
3.2.13.10 types of Penalties & Failures Clarified information on types of penalties and failures.
3.5.1.180 Approved Activity - Study (PP) Clarified policy.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Clarified policy on reasons why work may be unsuitable.
3.6.5.120 Expiry & Extension of the MAP for SA Updated terminology.
3.6.6.40 Assessment of Gainful Employment for Standard Rate MOB Clarified definition of self employment for the purpose of mobility allowance.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Included EEP in list of qualifying benefits.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, PA, MAA, WP, WA & benefit PP (partnered) Updated terminology.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Updated information in example 11.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Updated terminology.
4.9.7.30 Income & Assets Test Assessment of Payments Arising from a Structured Settlement Updated information relating to personal injury annuity paid to a trust. Included additional act and policy references.
4.13.1.60 Effect of Compensation on Low Income Health Care Cards Updated terminology.
4.13.2.10 Treatment of Specific Lump Sums Added information on Queensland case appraisal system and NSW Claims Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS), previously found in 4.13.2.40.
4.13.2.30 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - 50% Rule Updated information on Tasmanian State scheme where damage payments and no-fault compensation has been paid.
4.13.2.40 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - Judgement by Contested Hearing Moved information on Queensland case appraisal system and NSW Claims Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS) to 4.13.2.10.
4.13.2.70 Commencement of Lump Sum Preclusion Period Included additional policy reference.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Amended common benefit rates table wording.
6.2.2.10 PA Reviews Updated terminology and deleted procedure references.
6.2.2.20 MAA Reviews Updated terminology.
6.3.2 Newstart & Youth Allowance Overpayments Deleted procedure reference and updated terminology.
6.4.8 Recovery Rules Specific to Periodic Payments Clarified recoverable amounts for arrears of periodic payments. Included additional Act reference. Updated terminology.
6.4.10 Failure to Pay Recoverable Amount Clarified conditions of recovery from compensation recipient.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 April 2008 (v1.135)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated historical AWOTE.
1.2.7.70 Telephone Allowance (TAL) - Description Updated description. Added details for home internet connection.
2.2.4.40 Verifying International Agreements Updated terminology.
3.4.6.10 Qualification for SpNP Updated terminology.
3.4.6.20 Payability of SpNP Updated terminology.
3.4.6.30 Financial Assessment of SpNP Claims Updated terminology.
3.4.6.40 General Assessment of SpNP Claims Updated terminology.
3.4.6.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for SpNP Updated terminology.
3.4.6.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of SpNP Updated terminology.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian Citizen Children & Australian Permanent Resident Children in the Custody of a Non-permanent Resident Clarified when child is in the custody of non-permanent resident who is not qualified for a social security payment.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Added information on members of a couple.
4.3.3.40 Employment Income for Allowees Updated terminology.
4.3.3.80 Income from New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Updated policy.
4.3.6.11 Income from Overseas Payments - Specific Payments Updated terminology.
4.3.6.20 Overseas War Pensions Updated terminology.
4.3.6.50 Arrears, Embargoes & Exchange Rates for Overseas Income Updated terminology.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated history on training allowance and living away from home allowance.
5.2.5.40 UK Invalidity Benefit - March 1989 to June 1992 Updated terminology.
6.1.2.80 Reviews - Income Streams Updated terminology.
6.1.3 Reviews - Death of a Recipient Updated terminology.
6.1.4 Reviews - Assurance of Support Updated terminology.
7.1.1.10 Overview of Portability Legislation Updated terminology.
7.1.1.30 Summary of Portability under International Social Security Agreements Updated terminology.
7.1.3.10 Portability Provisions for recipients Paid Under the 1995 Agreement with New Zealand Going to New Zealand or to Another Country Updated terminology.
7.2.2.10 Calculating Proportional Portability for Non-Agreement Pensions Updated terminology.
7.2.2.40 Australian Working Life Residence Updated terminology.
7.2.2.60 Post Departure Reviews of Portable Payments Updated terminology.
7.2.5 Granting a New Payment or Changing a Payment for an Overseas Recipient Updated terminology.
7.2.5.10 Granting a New Payment to an Overseas Recipient Updated terminology.
7.2.5.20 General Provisions - Changing Payment Types when a Recipient is Outside Australia Updated terminology.
7.2.5.30 Transferring to Age for a Recipient Overseas Updated terminology.
7.2.6 Failure to Notify Departure & Obtain a Departure Certificate (deleted - see topic) Updated terminology.
7.3.1.30 Applying CFP Provisions Updated terminology.
10.1.9.50 Payments for Children of Pensioners Overseas Added current rates for additional child amounts paid under some International Agreements.
10.5.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Canadian Benefits Updated terminology.
10.7.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Maltese Benefits Updated terminology.
10.13.100 Danish Glossary - National Security Agency (Sikringsstyrelse)/National Security Agency Updated contact details for agency.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 March 2008 (v1.134)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.B.05 Base amount payment split Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Added note under Temporary absences.
1.1.F.55 Family law affected income stream Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.F.155 Flag-lifting agreement Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.H.71 Home internet connection (TAL) New topic.
1.1.M.118 Member New topic.
1.1.M.131 Member spouse Topic deleted - replaced by 1.1.M.118.
1.1.N.115 Non-member Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.O.35 Original family law affected (FLA) income stream Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.P.126 Payment flag Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.P.175 Percentage payment split Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.P.385 Primary family law affected (FLA) income stream Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.1.S.57 Secondary family law affected (FLA) income stream Updated terminology - deleted reference to spouse in relation to member and non-member.
1.2.7.70 Telephone Allowance (TAL) - Description Added that the higher rate of TAL is payable to eligible home internet subscribers.
1.2.7.120 Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA) - Description Updated to reflect that SCA paid in 4 instalments and added details about DVA Gold Card holders.
1.2.7.130 Utilities Allowance (UA) - Description Updated to reflect that UA has been extended to WidB, WP, BVA, DSP and CP recipients regardless of age and is paid in 4 instalments.
2.2.5.60 Verifying an Illness Separated Couple Updated terminology.
3.1.5.30 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Couples Updated terminology.
3.1.5.180 Death of a Child with a Disability Updated terminology.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Removed examples under 'Principal carer parents' and 'Mature age residence'.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated information on residence.
3.2.8.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements Added that mature age job seekers doing paid work for at least 30 hours a fortnight can choose to exit Provider of Australian Government Employment Services (PAGES) if they are principal carers or a person with a partial capacity to work.
3.2.9.60 Approved Activity - Defence Force Reserves Updated terminology.
3.5.1.190 Other Approved Activities (PP) Added that parenting payment recipients engaged in Defence Force reserve training are fully satisfying their participation requirements.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Clarified information on partners of Ministers of Religion: mutual obligation - voluntary work with a religious organisation.
3.5.8.10 Qualification for DOP Clarified qualification criteria.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Added that the higher rate of TAL is payable to eligible home internet subscribers.
3.8.7.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for TAL Updated notifiable events for TAL.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated definition of CPS income test and information on excess wages.
3.8.12 SCA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect SCA paid in 4 instalments.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect that UA has been extended to WidB, WP, BVA, DSP and CP recipients regardless of age.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated rates.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Added that the higher rate of TAL is payable to eligible home internet subscribers.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated deeming rates.
4.8.2.20 Early Release of Superannuation Benefits Updated terminology.
4.8.2.50 Treatment of Non-Income Support Recipient Partner's Superannuation Investments Updated terminology.
4.9.6.10 Splitting of Income Streams - Overview Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.20 Payment Splits of Income Streams: Percentage Payment Splits Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.30 Percentage Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Non-Allocated) Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.40 Percentage Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Allocated Income Streams) Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.50 Percentage Payment Splits - Defined Benefit Income Streams Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.55 Percentage Payment Splits - Market-Linked Income Streams Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.60 Payment Splits of Income Streams: Creation by Trustee of New Interest, Transfer/Roll-Over or Lump Sum Payment Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.70 Payment Splits of Income Streams: Base Amount Payment Splits Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.80 Base Amount Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Non-Allocated) Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.90 Base Amount Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Allocated Income Streams & Market-Linked Income Streams) Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.9.6.100 Base Amount Payment Splits - Defined Benefit Income Streams Updated provisions covering divorce property splits.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/96 Updated limits.
4.12.6.10 Capital Injections in Return for Equity in a Private Trust or Private Company Updated terminology.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated thresholds and rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated thresholds and rates.
5.1.7.100 SCA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.2.10 Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.2.20 Additional Payments - April 1943 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.3.10 Widow Class A, Supporting PArent's Benefit, Sole Parent Pension - Rates from July 1942 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.3.30 Widow B, C & D Pension, Bereavement Allowance - July 1942 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.4.40 RA (families with children) - December 1987 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
6.2.7.20 RAA Reviews Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 3 March 2008 (v1.133)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (NSA, YA, Austudy, PES) Updated for machinery of government change.
1.1.C.60 Case management (YA) Removed definition - measure is no longer in operation.
1.1.D.230 Disposal preclusion period (PBS) Updated to reflect changes to gifting policy for pensions.
1.2.5.40 Mobility Allowance (MOB) - Description Updated the objective of mobility allowance.
3.1.11.50 Working Credit Opening Balances & Carryovers Updated terminology.
3.4.3.20 Payability of WA Updated terminology.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated terminology.
3.4.3.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for WA Updated terminology.
3.4.3.60 Continuation, Variation or Termination of WA Updated terminology.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of the PBS Updated information on disposal preclusion period.
3.4.7.80 Claiming the PBS Bonus Updated policy reference.
3.4.11 PBBP - Qualification & Payability Moved qualification information to 3.4.11.10 and payability information to 3.4.11.20.
3.4.11.10 PBBP Qualification New topic.
3.4.11.20 PBBP Payability New topic.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Updated other Departmental benefits.
3.8.5.20 Qualification for EEP - CP, WidB, SpB & DSP Recipients Updated terminology.
4.2.9.40 FAMT - Application of the Test Updated terminology.
4.2.9.50 Current FAMT - Current FAMT Assessment Updated terminology.
5.1.7.50 EdEP - Current Rate Updated terminology.
5.4.6.20 SEA - Return to Work Claims Updated terminology.
5.4.6.30 SEA - Income Not Received Claims Updated terminology.
6.2.3 Retirement & Widow Reviews Updated terminology.
8.1.1.75 Inappropriate Claims Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.1.8.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Foreign Payment Updated terminology.
10.1.12.10 Exchange of Information Updated terminology.
10.2.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of New Zealand Benefits Updated terminology.
10.15.7.20 Embargoes on Arrears of US Benefits Updated terminology.
10.15.10.10 Information Which can be Exchanged - Agreement with the USA Updated terminology.
10.16.1.30 Social Security System in Chile Updated terminology.
10.16.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with Chile Updated terminology.
10.17.7.20 Embargoes on Arrears of Croatian Benefits Updated terminology.
10.17.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with Croatia Updated terminology.
10.20.7.20 Embargoes on Arrears of Norwegian Benefits Updated terminology.
10.20.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Norwegian Benefits Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 February 2008 (v1.132)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.323 Australian apprentice income bank (YA, Austudy) New topic. Change of terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
1.1.A.324 Australian apprentice (YA, Austudy) New topic. Change of terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
1.1.C.15 Care definitions Clarified 'substantial level of care' definition.
1.1.C.208 Commonwealth registration number Updated to reflect change of terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
1.1.C.260 Compensation preclusion period (PBS) Updated terminology.
1.1.L.100 Long term income support student (YA, Austudy) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage Award rate (YA) Updated rate.
1.1.N.50 New Apprentices (YA, Austudy) Topic deleted. Change of terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
1.1.N.52 New Apprentice Income Bank Topic deleted. Change of terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
1.1.T.25 Tax free component New topic.
1.2.8.30 Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Description Updated purpose and eligibility for a CSHC.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Updated information relating to commencement date for the LAWP.
3.1.7.50 Sample Calculations - SWPP Updated terminology.
3.1.7.70 SWPP - Changes to Marital Status Updated terminology.
3.1.7.80 Waiver of the SWPP Updated terminology.
3.1.7.100 Example of Waiving the SWPP - Partnered Recipients Updated terminology.
3.1.11 Working Credit Updated terminology.
3.1.11.60 Working Credit & CDEP Updated terminology.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated to reflect change in terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
3.2.4 YA Exemption from Full-time Education/Training for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.6.30 Commencement & Cessation of Away from Home Rate of YA Updated terminology.
3.2.6.40 Away from Home Rate of YA & Bypassing Local Schools Updated terminology.
3.4.1.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Age Updated notifiable events and clarified policy.
3.4.10 RASF - Qualification & Payability Updated whole section to reflect closure of scheme on 12 July 2007.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA Changed backdating maximum period from 52 to 12 weeks.
3.6.11.10 WATS - Overview Updated terminology.
3.6.11.20 Ability to Regularly Report for Work (WATS) Updated terminology.
3.8.7.20 Payability of TAL Clarified qualification on TAL test day.
4.1.3 Deprivation of Assets & Income - Effect on Income Clarified the effect of asset disposal on an income tested person.
4.1.6 Deprivation Related to Home & Accommodation Transfers Updated terminology.
4.2.8.30 Independent YA - Personal Assets Test & Limits Updated terminology.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentices Personal Income Test, Limits & Australian Apprentices Income Bank Updated to reflect change in terminology - 'new apprentice' now referred to as 'Australian apprentice'.
4.2.8.60 Other YA Recipients - Personal Income Test & Limits Updated terminology.
4.2.9.10 Family actual means Test - Designated Parents Updated terminology.
4.2.9.30 Family actual Means Test - Amounts not included in Family Actual Means Test Updated terminology.
4.3.8.30 Income from Real Estate Clarified policy.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Clarified allowable limits for readily available funds.
4.9.2.20 Extension of Asset-Test Exemption to pre-20/9/98 Defined Benefit Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.14.3.30 Special Disability Trusts - Care & Accommodation Clarified allowable care and accommodation costs.
4.14.3.70 Transitional Arrangements for Special Disability Trusts Clarified purpose of the exemption notice.
5.1.4.10 PP - Current Rates Updated terminology.
5.1.7.20 PhA - Current Rates Updated terminology and clarified broken periods of payment.
5.4.1.20 Capacity to Repay Advance Payments Updated terminology.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Advance Payments Updated terminology.
5.4.1.50 Repayment of Advance Payments Updated terminology.
6.3.5.20 PP & DOP Overpayments Updated terminology.
7.3.1.20 Reasonable Action Requirements Updated examples and clarified deferring entitlement to an overseas pension.
8.6.7 Summary of Rules for Date of Effect - Determinations Involving Working Credit or Student Income Bank Updated terminology

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 January 2008 (v1.131)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.310 Assuree, assurer, assurance of support, assurance of support security Updated definitions to reflect legislation changes.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rate.
1.1.D.40 Debt Updated definition.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated rates.
1.1.R.115 Relevant Day (Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment) New topic.
1.1.S.210 Social security payment Added PBBP and Northern Territory CDEP transition payment to list of social security payments.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (NSA, YA, SA, PP, PA, WA, MAA, Austudy payment) Updated terminology.
1.2.2.30 Austudy Payment (Austudy) - Description Updated supplementary assistance Austudy recipients may receive.
1.2.3.70 Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS) & Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment (PBBP) - Description Added information relating to pension bonus bereavement payment.
1.2.3.90 Bereavement Allowance (BVA) - Description Updated objective and supplementary assistance available for bereavement allowance.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Amended the definition of child for AGDRP purposes.
1.2.6.30 Crisis Payment (CrP) - Description Extended CrP to humanitarian entrants.
1.2.9 Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment - Description New section.
2.2.1.10 General Procedures for Verifying Identity Added information relating to pension bonus bereavement payment.
2.2.1.30 Identity Verification Requirements Added pension bonus bereavement payment to list of services covered by tier 3.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Clarified that section 24 is only used where the special circumstances result in financial hardship.
2.2.9 Retirement & Widows Verification Added information relating to pension bonus bereavement payment.
3.1.5.120 Example of Bereavement Calculations for PP Updated terminology.
3.1.11.10 Recipients Eligible for Working Credit Updated terminology.
3.1.11.30 Working Credit Depletion Updated terminology.
3.2.9.90 Approved Activity - Personal Support Programme (PSP) Updated policy.
3.2.12.50 Activity Test Exemption - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Overview Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.2.12.60 Activity Test Exemption - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Automatic Exemptions Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.2.12.70 Activity Test Exemption - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case Exemptions Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.3.1.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for PA Updated terminology.
3.3.1.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of PA Updated terminology.
3.3.2.40 Payability of MAA after 1 July 1996 Updated terminology.
3.3.2.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MAA Updated terminology.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated policy in relation to RA eligibility.
3.3.3.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Austudy Updated policy due to legislative change regarding RA eligibility.
3.4.7.20 Registration for PBS Included additional information relating to backdating of PBS registration.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of PBS Updated policy and added information relating to leave from employment and members aged 75 and over.
3.4.7.80 Claiming the PBS Bonus Added information relating to PBS claims made before death. Updated late claim provisions for PBS and information relating to the DFISA bonus.
3.4.7.120 Top ups for PBS New topic.
3.4.7.130 Sample PBS Top up Calculations New topic.
3.4.10.130 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for RASF Farmers Added information relating to pension bonus bereavement payment.
3.4.11 PBBP - Qualification & Payability New section.
3.5.1 PP Qualification & Payability Updated terminology.
3.5.1.10 Qualification Summary for PP Updated policy reference.
3.5.1.70 Residence Qualification for PP - Overview Updated policy references.
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - Partnered Rate Updated terminology.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated terminology.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.5.1.270 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Automatic (PP) Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.5.1.280 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated policy regarding exemption from participation requirements for principal carers who are related to the child, where the child lives with them by a family law order (excluding natural, step or adoptive parents).
3.6.1.80 Incentive Allowance & DSP Updated terminology.
3.6.1.90 Notification & Recipient Obligations for DSP Updated terminology.
3.6.2 Assessment for DSP Updated terminology.
3.6.2.50 Assessment of People with Intellectual Impairments for DSP Updated terminology.
3.6.2.150 DSP Recipients with Less than 10 Years Residence Updated terminology.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated terminology.
3.6.5.30 Participation of SA Recipients in Rehabilitation Programs Updated terminology.
3.6.5.40 Payability of SA Updated terminology.
3.6.5.50 Payability of SA - Payments from an Employer Updated terminology.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for SA Recipients Updated terminology.
3.6.5.100 Notification & Recipient Obligations for SA Updated terminology.
3.6.5.110 Continuation, Variation or Termination of SA Updated terminology.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Amended the definition of child for AGDRP purposes.
3.7.3.20 Determining the Rate of AGDRP Amended the description of child rate for AGDRP.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Extended CrP to humanitarian entrants.
3.7.4.35 Qualification for CrP - Humanitarian Entrant New topic.
3.7.4.65 Payability of CrP - Humanitarian Entrant New topic.
3.7.5.30 SpB Activity Test Exemptions Updated policy regarding automatic exemption from participation requirements for SpB principal carers.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Updated policy in relation to RA eligibility for Austudy recipients.
3.8.1.104 Special RA Rules for Young Single People Updated policy due to legislative change regarding RA for Austudy recipients.
3.8.2.10 Qualification for PhA Updated policy in relation to PP recipients who claimed payment on or after 1 July 2006 who have an assessed partial capacity to work.
3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES Updated policy in relation to PP recipients who claimed payment on or after 1 July 2006 who have an assessed partial capacity to work.
3.8.3.90 Payability of PES Updated terminology.
3.8.3.120 Variation or Termination of PES Updated terminology.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Updated to reflect extension of concessions to PP recipients who claimed payment on or after 1 July 2006 who have an assessed partial capacity to work.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to reflect extension of concessions to PP recipients who claimed payment on or after 1 July 2006 who have an assessed partial capacity to work.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Updated policy in relation to extending concessions to PP recipients who claimed payment on or after 1 July 2006 who have an assessed partial capacity to work.
3.13 Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment New chapter.
4.2.4.10 Pension PP (single)Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated terminology.
4.3.2 Income Exempt from Assessment Updated introduction.
4.3.2.10 Income Received to Cover Expenses Updated information relating to jury attendance or court appearances.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Clarified treatment of income from Reserve Service.
4.3.5.72 DFISA Bonus & DFISA Bonus Bereavement Payment & the PBS Updated for the commencement of DFISA bonus bereavement payment.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated exempt funeral investments (funeral bonds).
4.6.5.100 Assessing Private Annuities & Overseas Income Products Updated terminology.
4.7.2.10 Assessable Income from Private Companies pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.2.20 Assessable Assets from Private Companies & Unlisted Public Companies Updated terminology.
4.7.2.30 Treatment of Assessable Assets - Private & Unlisted Public Companies - Not Assessed Under New T & Rules Updated terminology.
4.7.3.10 General Provisions for Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.20 Assessable Income from Discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.30 Assessable Assets from Discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.40 Assessable Income from Non-discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.50 Assessable Assets from Non-discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.60 Summary of Assessable Income from Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.3.70 Assessable Income & Assets from Statutory Trusts Updated terminology.
4.7.3.80 Other Trust Matters pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.7.4.10 Assessable Income & Assets from Primary Production Updated terminology.
4.7.4.20 Primary Production Aggregation Assessment for Sole Traders & Partnerships Updated terminology.
4.7.4.30 Primary Production Aggregation Assessment for Companies & Trusts Updated terminology.
4.7.5.30 Business Requirements & Fringe Benefits Updated terminology.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated rates.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated terminology.
4.10.6.30 Historical Disadvantaged Persons Health Scheme Income Limits Updated terminology.
4.10.7.10 Historical Policy on Pensioner Concessions Updated terminology.
4.10.7.30 Historical Income Limits for Fringe benefits - November 1983 to March 1993 Updated terminology.
4.10.7.40 Historical Income Limits for Pensioner Concessions - Sheltered Employment Allowance Updated terminology.
5.1 Current Rates Added Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment to payments excluded from the chapter.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.4.12 PP - Calculating a Rate for PP - General Updated terminology.
5.1.4.60 DOP - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1986 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.20 Family payment, FA rates (Non-standard) - October 1973 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated terminology.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated rates and Note A explanation.
5.2.5.20 CA, CDA & HCA - December 1974 to Present Date, DNCB 1987 to 1999 Updated rate.
5.2.6.50 PhA Rates - 01/11/90 to Present Date Updated rate.
6.2.5.60 SA - Field Reviews Updated terminology.
6.2.5.70 SA - Mail Reviews Updated terminology.
6.2.5.80 SA - Rehabilitation Case Reviews Updated terminology.
6.7.1.20 Debts Arising under the SSAct from 01/07/2001 Updated terminology.
6.7.1.30 Assurance of Support Debts Updated terminology.
8.1.1.30 Claim Lodgement - Payment Specific Provisions Updated claim lodgement provisions for the pension bonus scheme.
8.1.1.50 When to Lodge a Claim - Payment Specific Provisions Added requirements for pension bonus bereavement payment and modified the requirements for PBS.
8.1.4.30 Retirement & Widows - Documentation Required Added documentation requirements for pension bereavement payment.
8.2.1 Transfers Updated requirements to determine when a claim is not required.
8.3.3.60 Backdated Start Days - SA Updated terminology.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 116 Carer Removal of AoS from visa subclass.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 134 Skill Matching Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 136 Skilled Independent Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 137 Skilled State/Territory - Nominated Independent Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 138 Skilled Australian Sponsored Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 - 149 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 139 Skilled - Designated Area Sponsored Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.11 Visa Subclass 800 - 849 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 836 Carer Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 861 Skilled Independent New Zealand Citizen Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 862 Skilled Australian Sponsored New Zealand Citizen Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 863 Skilled Designated Area - Sponsored New Zealand Citizen Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 880 Skilled - Independent Overseas Student Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 881 Skilled - Australian Sponsored Overseas Student Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 882 Skilled -Designated Area Sponsored Overseas Student Removed AoS requirement.
9.2.12 Visa Subclass 850 - 899 Payment Eligibility Visa Subclass 883 Skilled - Designated Area Sponsored (Residence) Removed AoS requirement.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Added to list of recoverable payments.
9.4.1.30 AoS Scheme from 1 July 2004 Updated to reflect 1 January 2008 legislation changes - 'bond' changed to 'security'.
9.4.1.40 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2008 New topic.
9.4.2 Providing an AoS Clarified lodging an AoS application.
9.4.3.30 AoS - Minimum Income Requirements Updated income requirements to reflect 1 January 2008 legislation changes.
9.4.3.40 Minimum Income Requirements for Mandatory (Bonded) AoS Deleted topic.
9.4.3.50 Minimum Income Requirements for Discretionary (Unbonded) AoS Deleted topic.
9.4.3.60 AoS - Income Requirements & Family Circumstances of Potential Assurer Updated for changes to income test for assurers.
9.4.3.70 Income Requirements & Family Circumstances of Visa Applicant (Assuree) Deleted topic.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Updated for changes to income test for assurers.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated Bodies Updated requirements to reflect 1 January 2008 legislation changes.
9.4.4 Lodgement of Security Updated to reflect 1 January 2008 legislation changes - 'bond' changed to 'security', amount of security required.
9.4.6.10 Cancellation of an AoS New topic.
9.4.7 AoS - Debt Updated to reflect 1 January 2008 legislation changes - 'bond' changed to 'security'.
9.4.8 AoS - Transitional Arrangement at 1 July 2004 Deleted topic.
10.21 Agreement with Switzerland New chapter.