Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2009

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 December 2009 (v1.158)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated youth allowance participation requirements.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rates.
1.1.D.200 Discretionary trust Added additional act reference.
1.1.F.190 Fringe benefits (NSA, PA, WA) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.F.230 Full-time study (YA, Austudy, PES) Updated policy.
1.1.H.60 HECS course, HECS loading (YA, Austudy & PES)(deleted - see 1.1.F.230) Deleted topic.
1.1.L.120 Long term social security recipient (NSA, PA, WA) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.N.130 Notional continuous period of receipt of income support payments (NSA, YA, PA, WA) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.Q.35 Qualifying residence exemption Updated to reflect new Determination.
1.1.R.80 Recent workforce experience (PA, WA) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated policy.
1.1.W.10 Waiting period Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.2.7.60 Education Entry Payment (EdEP) - Description Clarified description.
3.1.5.180 Death of a Care Receiver - CA (Child) Moved content to 3.1.5.140 page removed.
3.1.14.40 Work Bonus - Rate Calculation Examples Updated rate examples.
3.2.4 YA Exemption from Full-time Education/Training for Under 18s Expanded term U18s in topic titles to Under 18s for whole section.
3.2.5.60 YA Parents Unable to Provide a Home Clarified policy.
3.2.6.10 Qualification for Away from Home Rate of YA Updated information on qualification for independent young people.
3.2.7.70 YA Study Load - Full-time Tertiary Students Updated to reflect change to HECS and calculation of study load.
3.2.7.80 YA Study Load - Full-time Students in More than One Course or Institution Updated to reflect change to HECS and calculation of study load.
3.2.7.90 YA Study Load - Full-time Students in Non-traditional Courses Updated to reflect change to HECS and calculation of study load.
3.2.7.100 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress Updated satisfactory progress rule.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.8.30 What is an Employment Pathway Plan? Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.8.40 What Should Not be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.8.50 What activities can be included in an Employment Pathway Plan? Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated to reflect changes due to Youth Participation Measure.
3.2.9.30 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - General Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.9.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - Job Seekers with Part-time Requirements Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.9.50 Meeting Job Search Requirements - Assessment Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.30 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Remote Areas Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.40 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.50 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Overview Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.60 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Automatic Exemptions Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.70 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case Exemptions Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.80 Activity Test for NSA/YA (job seekers) - Exemptions - Partial Capacity to Work Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.11.90 Activity Test for YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Exemption for YA Early School Leavers New topic.
3.3.2.10 Qualification for MAA after 1 July 1996 Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
3.3.2.20 Payability of MAA after 1 July 1996 Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
3.3.2.30 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for MAA Recipients Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
3.3.2.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MAA Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
3.3.2.50 Continuation, Variation or Termination of MAA Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Updated information on allowable time.
3.4.9.10 Qualification for BVA Added information relating to recognition of same sex relationships.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated to reflect new Determination.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Updated to reflect new Determination.
3.8.1.80 Government Rent & RA Added information relating to the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, YA (job seeker), PA, WP, WA & PPP Updated policy.
3.8.6.20 Qualification for EdEP - WidB, PPS, DSP, CP & SpB Clarified policy.
3.8.7.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for TAL Moved content to 3.8.7.30, page removed.
3.8.9.30 Determining the FAA Reimbursement for Austudy, PES & YA Updated policy.
3.8.9.50 Travel Outside the Study Year for FAA Updated policy.
3.8.9.60 Payment of FAA Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated rates.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Clarified use of income estimates for reportable superannuation contributions and total net investment losses.
3.11.1.50 Penalty Interest Debts before 01/07/2001 Moved content to 3.11.1.40, page removed.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Changed date paid to in example for CSHC cancelled as no longer qualified.
4.1.11 The Rolling Five Financial Year Deprivation Provisions & Other Deprivation Changes Effective from 1 July 2002 Moved content to 4.1.10, page removed.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - Family Assets Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempt.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) Updated to align with tax changes to employment termination payments.
4.3.4.20 Definition of Leave for the IMP Updated to align with tax changes to employment termination payments.
4.3.4.30 Description: Employment Termination Payments & Roll-overs for the IMP Updated to align with tax changes to employment termination payments.
4.3.4.40 Hardship Provisions for the IMP Updated to align with tax changes to employment termination payments.
4.8.1.30 Eligible Termination Payments (pre-01/07/2007) Clarified that information applies pre-1 July 2007.
4.8.1.40 Roll-over Funds (pre-01/07/2007) Clarified that information applies pre-1 July 2007.
4.8.2.40 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Benefits Updated terminology.
4.9 Income Streams Updated introduction.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.9.5.20 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced between 01/09/88 & 30/04/93 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.30 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced between 01/05/93 & 31/12/95 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.40 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced between 01/01/96 & 31/12/99 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.45 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced between 01/01/2000 & 31/12/04 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.46 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/05 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.50 Pension Valuation Factors for Defined Benefit Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.5.70 Payment Factors for Market-Linked Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.12.5.30 Apportioning a Liability of a Controlled Private Company or Controlled Private Trust Moved content to 4.12.5.20, page removed.
4.14.4.20 Gifting Concession for Special Disability Trusts Clarified example 3.
5.1.4.12 PP - Calculating a Rate for PP - General Moved content to 5.1.4.20, page removed.
5.1.4.14 Calculating a Rate of PP - Partnered Moved content to 5.1.4.30, page removed.
5.1.4.60 DOP - Current Rate Moved content to 5.1.4.40, page removed.
5.1.4.70 DOP - Additional Component Moved content to 5.1.4.50, page removed.
5.3.4 Taxation Matters Moved content to 5.3.1, page removed.
5.3.4.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Moved content to 5.3.1.10, page removed.
5.3.4.20 Taxation Deductions Moved content to 5.3.1.20, page removed.
5.3.4.30 Taxation Exemptions Related to Death Moved content to 5.3.1.30, page removed.
6.1.2.50 Reviews - Business, Sole Traders & Partnerships Updated terminology.
6.1.2.55 Reviews - Business - Private Trusts & Private Companies Clarified information relating to primary production.
6.1.2.70 Reviews - Superannuation Updated terminology.
6.1.7 Steps in the Social Security Review & Appeals System Updated terminology.
6.2.4.90 DOP Reviews - General Provisions Moved content to 6.2.4.20, page removed.
6.2.4.100 DOP Reviews - Parent's Location Unknown, Adoption, Arrival of Refugee's Parent Moved content to 6.2.4.30, page removed.
6.2.4.110 DOP Reviews - Parent's Discharge from an Institution Moved content to 6.2.4.40, page removed.
6.3.5.20 PP & DOP Overpayments Moved content to 6.3.5.10, page removed.
6.4.6 Recoverable Debts - Compensation Moved content to 6.4.5.
6.4.7 Recovery Rules Specific to Lump Sums Moved content to 6.4.3.
6.4.8 Recovery Rules Specific to Periodic Payments Moved content to 6.4.4.
6.4.9 Overview of Recovery Rules Moved content to 6.4.2, page removed.
6.4.10 Failure to Pay Recoverable Amount Moved content to 6.4.6, page removed.
6.4.11 Waiver of CAPs During Victorian TAA Non-Payment Periods Moved content to 6.4.7, page removed.
6.4.12 Compensation Recovery - Historical Information Moved content to 6.4.8, page removed.
6.8 Profiling Reviews Moved content to 6.5, page removed.
7.1.1.30 Summary of Portability under International Social Security Agreements Moved content to 7.1.1.20, page removed.
7.1.5 Portability of Payments Moved content to 7.1.2, page removed.
7.1.5.50 General Rules of Portability Moved content to 7.1.2.10, page removed.
7.1.5.60 Portablity Table Moved content to 7.1.2.20, page removed.
8.1.1.20 Claim Lodgement - General Provisions Updated terminology.
9.1.2.20 Provisional Residence Visas Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.2.2 Visa subclass 100 Spouse/Partner Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.2.5 Visa subclass 309 Spouse (Provisional) Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 801 Spouse/Partner Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 820 Extended Eligibility (spouse/partner) Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 826 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated to reflect new Determination.
9.4.6 Duration of the AoS Period Updated to reflect new Determination.
10.3.3.30 People Not Covered by the Agreement with the UK Updated for new Determination.
10.13.1.30 Social Security System in Denmark Updated name of Danish National Security Agency.
10.13.100 Danish Glossary National Security Agency (Pensionsstyrelsen)/National Security Agency Updated name of Danish National Security Agency.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 November 2009 (v1.157)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.E.05 Early school leaver (YA) New topic.
1.1.I.60 Income maintenance period (IMP) (NSA, YA, Austudy, WA, PA, PP, SA, DSP) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.I.180 Intending student (YA) Added early school leaver information.
1.1.M.130 Member of a YA couple (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.M.140 Minimum time (YA, Austudy, PES) Added early school leaver information.
1.1.N.60 Newly arrived resident Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.N.70 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.P.52 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP) New topic.
1.1.P.53 Parenting payment (single) (PPS) New topic.
1.1.P.60 Partner income free area Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.P.150 Pension PP (single) (deleted - see 1.1.P.53) Deleted topic.
1.1.P.155 Pension supplement Clarified definition.
1.1.P.330 PP (partnered), benefit PP (partnered), non-benefit PP (partnered) (PP) (deleted - see 1.1.P.52) Deleted topic.
1.1.P.426 Private home of the carer and/or care receiver (CA) Clarified policy relating to paid carers.
1.1.Q.40 Qualifying study (Austudy, YA, PES, FAA) Updated definition.
1.1.R.05 RapidConnect (NSA, YA) Added early school leaver information.
1.1.S.57 SEAM trial site Updated definition.
1.1.S.61 Seasonal/intermittent work earnings Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.S.190 Social security benefit Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.T.70 Temporary incapacity for work (NSA, YA (job seeker)) Updated definition.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (NSA, YA, SA, PP, PA, WA, Austudy Payment) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.Y.30 Youth allowance job seeker Updated definition.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.2.20 Mature Age Allowance (MAA) & former payment Mature Age Partner Allowance (MAPA) - Description Updated to reflect payments have ceased and information is for historical purposes only.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.7.60 Education Entry Payment (EdEP) - Description Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) - Description Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.2.10 Pension Supplement, Seniors Supplement - Description Changed PENSUP to pension supplement and SENSUP to seniors supplement.
1.2.10.10 Pension Supplement - Description Changed PENSUP to pension supplement.
1.2.10.20 Seniors Supplement - Description Changed SENSUP to seniors supplement.
2.2.1.30 Identity Verification Requirements Removed reference to mature age allowance.
2.2.5.10 Determining a De Facto Relationship Clarified policy on recognition of same-sex relationships pre 1 July 2009.
2.2.8 Other Labour Market & Older Students Verification Removed reference to mature age allowance.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Removed references to employment entry payment, mature age allowance and mature age partner allowance.
3.1.2.40 Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.1.2.45 NARWP Saving Provisions Removed information about mature age allowance.
3.1.5.112 Death of PP Recipient's Partner Clarified policy.
3.1.10.20 Overview of SEAM Clarified policy.
3.1.10.30 SEAM Requirements Clarified school attendance.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Added early school leaver information.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated CDEP information.
3.2.3.40 Start Day for YA (Full-time Student or Australian Apprentice) Updated to include early school leavers policy.
3.2.3.45 RapidConnect - Impact on YA Payability Added early school leaver information.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for YA Updated policy.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of YA Updated policy.
3.2.4.10 General Provisions for YA Exemptions for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.4.20 Temporary Incapacity Activity Test Exemption for U18s Updated information on circumstances of exemption and activity test requirements.
3.2.4.30 Physical, Psychiatric or Intellectual Disability or Learning Difficulty Exemption from the Activity Test/Full-time Study for U18s Updated information on circumstances of exemption.
3.2.4.50 Recent Full-time Job Loss Exemption for U18s Deleted topic.
3.2.4.60 Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Exemption Added early school leaver information.
3.2.4.70 Part-time Study or Work Exemption for U18s Updated information on activity test requirements.
3.2.4.80 Part-time Study or Work Exemption for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.4.90 Major Personal Crisis Exemption for U18s Updated examples.
3.2.4.100 Stability of Residence Exemption for U18s Added act references.
3.2.4.110 Major Disruptions of the Home Exemption for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.4.120 Substance Abuse Exemption for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.4.130 Refugee Exemption for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.4.140 Community Service/Justice Order Exemption for U18s Updated activity test requirements.
3.2.4.150 Exemption for Job Seeker Assistance or Case Management for U18s Updated policy.
3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA as an Independent Young Person Updated qualification criteria.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated to reflect legislative change regarding job seeker compliance and activity test.
3.2.7.50 YA Study Load - Part-time Students Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) New topic.
3.5.1.88 Eligibility for Parenting payment (partnered) Where There is more than One Relationship Updated policy.
3.5.1.100 Payability of PP - Single Rate Updated policy.
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - Partnered Rate Updated policy.
3.6.4.110 Assessment of CP Claim - Other Factors Clarified information relating to paid carers.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated policy.
3.6.6.51 Assessment of Vocational Training for Higher Rate MOB Updated policy.
3.6.6.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MOB Updated policy.
3.6.6.100 Termination of MOB Updated policy.
3.12 Pension Supplement & Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Changed PENSUP to pension supplement and SENSUP to seniors supplement.
3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability Changed PENSUP to pension supplement.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Changed SENSUP to seniors supplement and clarified annual rate of seniors supplement.
4.2.4.10 PPS Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated policy.
4.2.4.20 PPP Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated terminology.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Updated information on income assessed under the parental income test and updated parental income free area.
4.2.9.10 Family Actual Means Test - Designated Parents Updated information on 'FAMT categories' and 'Salary or wage earner with a business loss'.
4.2.9.40 Family Actual Means Test - Application of the Test Updated information on family actual means calculation.
5.1.4.10 Current Rates Updated terminology.
5.1.4.12 Calculating a Rate for PP - General Updated policy.
5.1.4.14 Calculating a Rate for PP - Partnered Updated terminology.
5.1.8.10 Common Benefit Rates Updated terminology.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated policy.
5.1.9 Pension Supplement & Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Changed PENSUP to pension supplement and SENSUP to seniors supplement.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Changed PENSUP to pension supplement.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Changed SENSUP to seniors supplement.
5.2.8 Pension Supplement & Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Changed PENSUP to pension supplement and SENSUP to seniors supplement.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Changed PENSUP to pension supplement.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Changed SENSUP to seniors supplement.
5.5.1 Samples of Pension Rate Calculations Updated terminology.
5.5.4 Samples of PP Rate Calculations Updated policy.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated example.
5.5.4.20 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for RA Updated example.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Moved content from 5.5.4.40 to 5.5.4.30 and updated example.
5.5.4.40 PPP - Compensation Effect on Partner Moved content from 5.5.4.50 to 5.5.4.40 and updated example.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children New topic. Content previously found in 5.5.4.50 now in 5.5.4.40.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child New topic.
6.1.2.90 Reviews - Investments Updated terminology.
10.16.8.50 Exempt Payments - Agreement with Chile Updated to reflect changes to article 17 of the Agreement.
10.21.1.30 Social Security System in Switzerland Included information relating to Swiss same-sex registered partnerships.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 6 October 2009 (v1.156)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Updated policy.
3.5.1.280 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated to reflect exemption for PP/NSA/YA principal carers applying for CP (child).
3.6.7.100 Payability of CA Updated terminology.
10.1.3.20 Persons Covered by Agreements Clarified policy.
10.1.3.30 Equality of Treatment Clarified policy.
10.1.4.10 Lodging Claims Using an Agreement Clarified policy.
10.1.5.10 Principles of Totalisation Clarified examples.
10.1.5.20 Minimum Periods Required to Totalise Under an Agreement Clarified policy.
10.1.5.40 Minimum Periods for Australian Residents Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 21 September 2009 (v1.155)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.62 Adjusted taxable income (CSHC) Updated definition.
1.1.B.70 Board & lodging (RA,SpB) Clarified definition of temporary.
1.1.E.102 Employment income Updated definition.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a programme of support Clarified definition.
1.1.I.100 Indexation Updated definition.
1.1.I.110 Index number Updated definition.
1.1.L.140 Lump sum Added additional references.
1.1.M.30 Manifest (DSP) Clarified policy.
1.1.N.40 Net rental property loss Deleted topic.
1.1.P.155 Pension supplement (PENSUP) New topic.
1.1.P.234 Personal earnings Added additional references.
1.1.P.360 Preparatory, prevocational training (DSP) Added additional policy reference.
1.1.S.430 Supported employment (DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of Australian Disability Enterprises.
1.1.T.103 Total net investment loss (CSHC) New topic.
1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.W.50 Work Ability Tables (WATS)(DSP) Updated definition.
1.2.2.10 Partner Allowance (PA) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.2.30 Austudy Payment (Austudy) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.3.10 Age Pension (Age) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.3.20 Wife Pension (WP) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.3.30 Widow Allowance (WA) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.3.40 Widow B Pension (WidB) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.3.90 Bereavement Allowance (BVA) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) 30 Hour Rule - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.5.12 Disability Support Pension (DSP) 15 Hour Rule - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.5.20 Carer Payment (CP) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.6.10 Special Benefit(SpB) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.7.20 Pharmaceutical Allowance (PhA) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.7.70 Telephone Allowance (TAL) - Description Updated for introduction of PENSUP and SENSUP.
1.2.7.100 Community Development Employment Project Programme Participant Supplement (CPS) - Description Updated to reflect phasing out of CDEP program and supplement from 1 July 2009.
1.2.7.120 Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.7.130 Utilities Allowance (UA) - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.8.30 Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Description Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
1.2.10 Pension Supplement (PENSUP), Seniors Supplement (SENSUP) - Description New section.
3.1.6.10 General Payability Provisions Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.1.14 Work Bonus New section.
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.4.1.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for Age Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.4.2.30 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WP Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.4.4.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.4.5.40 Rate of PLS Updated to reflect 2009-10 Budget changes.
3.4.7.20 Registration for PBS Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.40 Accruing Membership of PBS Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of PBS Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.60 PBS Work Test Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.80 Claiming the PBS Bonus Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.100 Amount of the PBS Bonus Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.110 Sample PBS Calculations Updated for changes resulting from closure of PBS.
3.4.7.120 Top ups to PBS Updated to reflect changes due to Pension reform.
3.4.7.130 Sample PBS Top up Calculations Updated to reflect changes due to Pension reform.
3.4.9.40 Supplementary benefits & Employment Assistance for BVA Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension reform.
3.4.11.10 Qualification for PBBP Clarified qualification criteria.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.6.1.30 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.65 Sustainability of Work & DSP - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.67 Sustainability of work & DSP - 15 hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP - 30 Hour Rule Updated to reflect changes due to Pension reform.
3.6.1.102 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect changes due to Pension reform.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for CP Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for SA Recipients Added TAL to list of benefits.
3.6.11 Work Ability Tables (WATS) Removed obsolete information.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Clarified definition of temporary in regards to free board and lodgings.
3.7.1.80 Determining the Rate of SpB Clarified definition of temporary in regards to free board and lodgings.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.8.2.10 Qualification for PhA Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.8.2.20 Treatment of PhA from DVA Deleted topic.
3.8.2.30 PhA Income & Assets Testing Deleted topic.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.8.7.20 Payability of TAL Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Updated to reflect phasing out of CDEP program and supplement from 1 July 2009.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
3.8.12 SCA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform and updated information on overseas absences.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Added explanation regarding overseas pensions.
3.12 PENSUP & SENSUP - Qualification & Payability New chapter.
4.2.1 Pension Income Test & Additional Free Area for Dependent Children Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.1.10 Pensions Income Test & Limits Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.1.20 Additional Free Area for Dependent Children Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.2.4.10 Pension PP (single) Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.2.11 CP Income & Assets Tests Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.3.1.20 Determining the Rate of Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.1.30 Rate of Income - Couples, Blind Pensioners & Children Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.3 Income from Employment Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.3.10 General Provisions for Income from Employment Added policy reference.
4.3.3.20 Income from Employment or Independent Contracting Updated policy.
4.3.3.30 Employment Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.3.5.10 How Income from DVA is Assessed Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
4.3.6.11 Income from Overseas Payments - Specific Payments Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.9.50 Income from Gifts, Legacies, Royalties & Native Title Claims Updated example of family member.
4.9.1.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified situations in which assets backing the income stream have been frozen and assets test treatment.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Clarified minimum drawdown relief.
4.9.2.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Clarified minimum drawdown relief for market-linked income streams.
4.9.5.60 Pension Valuation Factors & Percentage Factors for Allocated & Account Based Income Streams Clarified minimum drawdown relief.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated 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.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/96 Updated limits.
4.12.7.60 Assessment of Other Income from a Private Trust or Private Company Updated to align with changes in superannuation contributions.
4.13.1.60 Effect of Compensation on Low Income Health Care Cards Clarified effect of compensation on LIC eligibility.
4.13.2.20 Treatment of Periodic Payments Paid as a Lump Sum Clarified policy.
4.13.2.30 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - 50% Rule Clarified policy.
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified policy.
4.13.3.20 Effect of Periodic Compensation on a Compensation Recipient Clarified periodic compensation as a direct deduction and effect on CAP when couple separate.
4.13.3.30 Effect of Periodic Compensation on the Partner of a Compensation Recipient Updated to reflect legislative changes.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.20 PhA - Current Rates Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform and updated rates.
5.1.7.100 SCA - Current Rates Deleted topic.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform and updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.30 Common Provisions Affecting Calculation of a Rate Add reference to 20 September 2009 pension transitional provisions.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements New topic.
5.1.8.50 Common Provisions Affecting Indexation of Pensions New topic.
5.1.9 PENSUP, SENSUP - Current Rates New section.
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.
5.2.1.40 Additional Benefit for Child & Mothers & Guardian's Allowance & RA - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.10 Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.20 Additional Payments - April 1943 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.3.10 Widow Class A, Supporting Parent's Benefit, Sole Parent Pension - Rates from July 1942 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.3.30 Widow B, C & D Pension, Bereavement Allowance - Rates from July 1942 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.40 RA (families with children) - December 1987 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - Rates from July 1995 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6 Supplementary Benefits - Historical Rates Updated introduction.
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 rates.
5.2.6.90 SCA Historical Rates - 01/12/2004 to 10/09/2009 Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8 Pension Supplement (PENSUP), Seniors Supplement (SENSUP) - Historical Rates New section.
5.3.4.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Updated to reflect changes due to Pension Reform.
5.4 Advance Payments Updated introduction.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Advance Payments Added information regarding Pension Reform transitional arrangements.
5.4.3 PhA Advance Payment Updated qualification for advance PhA.
5.5.1 Samples of Pension Rate Calculations Added reference to Budget 2009-10 changes.
5.5.1.10 Single Age Pensioner, No Children Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.20 Married Pensioner, No Children Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.30 Single Person, 1 Child under 13 Years Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.40 Married Pensioner Couple, 3 Children Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.50 Married Pensioner, 1 Child, Partner Not a Recipient Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.60 Married Couple, 1 Child under 13 Years, Separated Due to Ill Health Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.70 Single Person, No Children, Receiving RA Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.1.80 Married Pensioner Couple - Compensation Effect on Partner Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.2.10 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.2.20 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.2.30 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.4.10 Benefit PP (partnered), Partner Not a Pensioner Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.4.20 Benefit PP (partnered), Partner Not a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for RA Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.4.40 Benefit PP (partnered), Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
5.5.4.50 Benefit PP (partnered) - Compensation Effect on Partner Added that topic covers method used prior to 20 September 2009.
6.4.12 Compensation Recovery - Historical Information Added information about treatment of partner's compensation prior to 20 September 2001.
7.1.5.50 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect 2009-10 Budget changes.
7.1.5.60 Portability Table Updated to reflect 2009-10 Budget changes.
10.1.9.40 Calculating Proportional Income under Agreements Updated to reflect 2009-10 Budget changes.
10.1.9.70 Inside Australia Rate - One of a Couple Paid Under the Direct Deduction Rate Updated to reflect 2009-10 Budget changes.
10.3.8.30 Rate Calculation - Member of a Couple - Agreement with the UK Updated to reflect change to pension taper rate.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 September 2009 (v1.154)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.50 Acute medical condition (DSP, CA, SA) Updated definition.
1.1.H.50 Health professional (DSP, SA) Clarified explanation.
1.1.I.05 Immediate, acute, or complex needs (DSP, NSA) Updated terminology.
1.1.M.110 Medical examination (DSP, SA) Updated definition.
1.1.P.90 Part-time employment(DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.200 Permanent (DSP, SA) Updated definition.
1.1.R.133 Relevant minimum wage (DSP, MOB, Partial capacity to work & CA) Updated definition.
1.1.T.60 Temporary cessation of care (CP, CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.T.147 Transitional applicant (DSP) Amended claim date for transitional applicants from before 1 July to before 30 June.
1.1.W.60 Work (any)(DSP) Updated definition.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) 30 Hour Rule - Description Updated policy.
1.2.5.12 Disability Support Pension (DSP) 15 Hour Rule - Description Updated policy.
1.2.7.130 Utilities Allowance (UA) - Description Removed reference to mature age allowance.
1.2.7.140 Youth Disability Supplement (YDS) - Description Updated rates.
3.1.13.20 No Show, No Pay Failures Updated information on failure to attend a job interview.
3.2.1.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for NSA Updated policy.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Clarified policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated for the introduction of the training supplement.
3.5.1.10 Qualification Summary for PP Updated policy regarding assurance of support.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated for the introduction of the training supplement.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated for the introduction of the training supplement.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Clarified factors to consider.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.2.10 Medical Evidence for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.100 DSP Assessment of Impairment Ratings Updated terminology.
3.6.2.130 DSP Assessment of Ability to Undertake Training - 30 Hour Rule Updated information on capacity to benefit from training.
3.6.2.140 DSP Claimants Aged 55 Years or More Clarified policy.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during Temporary Cessation of Care Clarified calculating temporary cessation of care.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian Citizen Children & Australian Permanent Resident Children in the Custody of a Non-permanent Resident Clarified the rate of SpB for a child in the custody of a non-permanent resident who is receiving Community Assistance Support or Asylum Seeker Assistance.
3.8.2.10 Qualification for PhA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.2.20 Treatment of PhA from DVA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.2.30 PhA - Income & Asset Testing Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.14 Training Supplement - Qualification & Payability New section.
3.12.1 Pension GST Supplement Removed reference to mature age allowance.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments Clarified types of compensatory type payments.
4.13.3.10 Overview of Periodic Compensation Payments Clarified the treatment of salary continuance payments.
10.5.100 Canadian Glossary - Partner Removed reference to Australia not recognising same-sex couples for social security purposes.
10.8.1.20 General Principles of the Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified general principles.
10.8.5.10 Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified what periods of Netherlands insurance can be totalised.
10.8.8.10 Rate Calculation - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.8.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with the Netherlands Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 3 August 2009 (v1.153)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.N.30 Net passive business losses (YA) Deleted topic.
1.1.T.105 Total net investment loss New topic.
2.2.5.60 Determining an Ilness Separated Couple Clarified policy.
3.1.7.90 Examples of Waiving the SWPP - Single People Updated examples.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 16 July 2009 (v1.152a)

Chapter 3.2 has been extensively updated as a result of the implementation of a new compliance regime taking effect from 1 July 2009. A number of sections have been moved and/or renumbered. Areas particularly affected include 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.2.9, 3.2.10, 3.2.11, 3.2.12, and 3.2.13.

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.J.10 Job Capacity Assessment (JCA) Updated definition.
1.2.7.110 Language, Literacy & Numeracy Supplement (LLNS) - Description Clarified policy.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Added information relating to the Western Australian Government Cost of Living Rebate Scheme and Country Age Pension Fuel Card. Clarified treatment of payments from superannuation funds.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 July 2009 (v1.152)

Chapter 3.2 has been extensively updated as a result of the implementation of a new compliance regime taking effect from 1 July 2009. A number of sections have been moved and/or renumbered. Areas particularly affected include 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.2.9, 3.2.10, 3.2.11, 3.2.12, and 3.2.13.

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.30 Activity Agreement (NSA, YA, PP) (deleted - see 1.1.E.103) Deleted topic.
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated policy.
1.1.A.52 Acute onset (CA) Updated policy.
1.1.A.190 Approved activities (NSA, YA) (deleted - see 1.1.S.410) Deleted topic.
1.1.A.340 Australian working life residence (AWLR) Updated terminology.
1.1.A.370 Averaging for self-care (CA (child, CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.B.20 Behaviours (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.C.17 Care load (CP child) Updated definition.
1.1.C.20 Care receiver (CP) Updated definition.
1.1.C.55 Carers specialised assessment team (CSAT) New definition.
1.1.C.146 Child with a Profound Disability (CP (child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.160 Chronological age (CA) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.195 Combined care (CP) New definition.
1.1.C.290 Concessional study load student (Austudy, PES, YA) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.310 Constant care (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.340 Continuous personal care (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.360 CP (adult) New definition.
1.1.C.361 CP (child) New definition.
1.1.C.370 Cusp adjustment - Child Disability Assessment Tool (CA (child)) Moved policy previously found in 1.1.C.360 to this number.
1.1.D.130 Developmental milestones - CDAT (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.D.140 Diagnosed, treated & stabilised (DSP)(deleted - see 1.1.F.240) Deleted topic.
1.1.D.160 Disability (DSP, SA, CP, CA) Added act references.
1.1.D.170 Disability care load assessment (child) (DCLA (C)) New definition.
1.1.D.258 Dual Care (CP) Deleted topic.
1.1.E.103 Employment Pathway Plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) New topic.
1.1.E.132 Episodic care - care receiver aged under 16 years (CP) New definition.
1.1.E.162 Exchanged care (CP) New definition.
1.1.E.225 Extension of short term or episodic care (CP (child)) New definition.
1.1.F.05 Faecal incontinence (CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.F.240 Fully diagnosed, treated & stabilised (FDTS) (DSP) New definition.
1.1.F.250 Functional abilities (CA (child, CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.F.260 Functional age (CA (child, CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.F.280 Functional domains (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.G.55 Grandfathering arrangements (CP (child)) New definition.
1.1.H.30 Health Care Card only CA (HCC only CA (child)) Included policy reference.
1.1.J.30 Job search activities (higher rate MOB) Updated terminology.
1.1.L.130 Lower ADAT score adult (CP (adult)) Updated definition.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA & CP) Updated definition.
1.1.M.120 Member of a couple Updated topic to include same-sex couple information.
1.1.M.130 Member of a YA couple (YA) Updated terminology.
1.1.M.140 Minimum time (YA, Austudy, PES) Updated terminology.
1.1.M.155 Multiple care (CP) New definition.
1.1.M.160 Mutual obligation Updated definition.
1.1.M.170 Mutual obligation initiative (deleted) Topic deleted.
1.1.N.55 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Updated terminology.
1.1.N.75 Nil paid recipients, zero paid recipients (NSA, YA) Updated terminology.
1.1.P.05 Palliative care (CA) (CP) New definition.
1.1.P.70 Partner, partnered, partnered (partner in gaol) Updated definition.
1.1.P.230 Permanently or for an extended period (CP, CA) Updated definition.
1.1.P.237 Personal Support Programme (PSP) Deleted topic.
1.1.P.412 Principal carer Updated terminology.
1.1.P.416 Principal carer - shared care Updated terminology.
1.1.Q.17 Qualifying child (CP) New definition.
1.1.R.05 RapidConnect (NSA, YA) Updated terminology.
1.1.R.10 Raw score (CA (child)) Updated terminology and added policy reference.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Updated readily available funds - allowable limits.
1.1.S.130 Severe medical condition CP (child) Updated definition.
1.1.S.133 Severe disability Updated definition.
1.1.S.172 Short term care (care receiver aged under 16 years) New definition.
1.1.S.240 Special care needs (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) New topic.
1.1.T.85 Terminal care & palliative care (CA) (CP) (deleted - see 1.1.P.05) Deleted topic.
1.1.T.86 Terminal condition (CA, CP) Updated definition.
1.1.T.100 THP score greater than zero (CA(child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.T.170 Treating health professional (THP) (CA, CP) Updated definition.
1.1.T.188 Two or more carers (CP) Updated definition.
1.1.T.190 Two or more disabled children (CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.V.10 Validation of CDAT score (CA (child)) Updated terminology.
1.1.V.20 Validation of THP questionnaire (CA (child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.V.67 Voluntary unemployment (NSA, YA (job seeker)) Updated definition.
1.1.W.20 Weighting for developmental milestones (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.W.30 Weighting for functional domains (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.W.40 Weighting for questionnaires (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.Y.20 Young person (CA (child)) Deleted topic.
1.2.5.20 Carer Payment (CP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.5.50 Carer Allowance (CA) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.5.10 Determining a De Facto Relationship Updated policy.
2.2.5.11 Member of a Couple - Age of Consent New topic.
2.2.5.13 Registered Relationships New topic.
2.2.5.14 Overseas Same-Sex Marriages New topic.
2.2.5.15 Multiple Relationships Added information relating to same-sex couple recognition.
2.2.5.20 Determining Living Separately & Apart Included information relating to same-sex couple recognition.
2.2.5.30 Determining Separation Under One Roof Included information relating to same-sex couple recognition.
2.2.5.40 Transgender Updated policy.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Updated policy.
2.2.5.60 Determining an Illness Separated Couple Updated policy.
2.2.5.70 Determining a Respite Care Couple Updated policy.
2.2.5.80 Determining Treatment of Claimant/Recipient will Partner in Gaol - General Provisions Updated policy.
3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations Updated terminology.
3.1.5.180 Death of a Care Receiver - CA (Child) Updated policy.
3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments New section.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated terminology.
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Updated terminology.
3.2.1.40 RapidConnect - Impact on NSA Payability Updated policy.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated policy.
3.2.1.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for NSA Updated terminology.
3.2.1.80 Variable Reporting for NSA Updated terminology.
3.2.2.20 Current Working Arrangements Updated terminology.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated terminology.
3.2.3.45 Rapidconnect - Impact on YA Payability Updated terminology and information on general rule.
3.2.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for YA Updated terminology.
3.2.4.30 Physical, Psychiatric or Intellectual Disability or Learning Difficulty Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.50 Recent Full-Time Job Loss Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.60 Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Exemption for U18's Updated terminology.
3.2.4.80 Part-time Study or Work Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.90 Major Personal Crisis Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.100 Stability of Residence Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.120 Substance Abuse Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.130 Refugee Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.4.160 Other Special Circumstance Exemption for U18s Updated terminology.
3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA as an Independent Young Person Updated terminology.
3.2.5.20 Member of a Couple & YA Updated terminology.
3.2.7 YA Activity Testing for Students

Moved and updated policy previously found in 3.2.11 to this section.

Updated policy of similar nature to the previous content can be found in 3.2.8.

3.2.8 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers

Moved and updated policy previously found in 3.2.7 to this section.

Updated policy of similar nature to the previous content can be found in 3.2.9.

3.2.9 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities Restructured and extensively revised to reflect new compliance regime.
3.2.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Work Experience Requirement New titles and content in the whole section.
3.2.11 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions

Moved and updated policy previously found in 3.2.12 to this section.

Moved previous content to 3.2.7.

3.2.12 Activity Test Exemptions

Deleted section.

Updated policy of similar nature to the previous content can be found in 3.2.11.

3.2.13 Activity Test Compliance Arrangements

Deleted section.

Updated policy of similar nature to the previous content can be found in 3.1.13.

3.3.1.20 Issues Affecting Qualification for PA Updated terminology.
3.3.5.20 Participation Interviews for PA & WA Updated policy.
3.3.5.30 Participation Interviews for PA & WA - Interview Updated terminology.
3.3.6.10 Participation Support for WA (post 20/09/03) - Background Updated terminology.
3.3.6.20 Participation Interviews for Widow Allowees (post 20/09/03) Updated terminology.
3.3.6.30 Review of Entitlements & Assessment of Circumstances for Widow Allowees (post 20/09/03) Updated terminology.
3.3.6.60 Participation Support - Failure to Attend a Compulsory Interview (WA - post 20/09/03) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.10 Qualification Summary for PP Updated terminology.
3.5.1.88 Eligibility for PPP Where There is More than One Relationship Updated terminology.
3.5.1.100 Payability of PP - Single Rate Updated terminology.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated terminology.
3.5.1.140 Notification & Recipient Obligations for PP Updated terminology.
3.5.1.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of PP Updated policy.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.210 What is the MO Initiative? (PP) Deleted topic.
3.5.1.220 Participation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.230 Participation Requirements Exemption - Pregnancy (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.240 Participation Requirements Exemption - Remote Areas (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.270 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Automatic (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.280 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated terminology.
3.6.1.45 Qualification for DSP - After 2 Years on Income Support with Suitable Training Updated policy.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Updated policy.
3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP Updated policy.
3.6.4.15 CP (Child) - Conditions Related to Qualifying as a Child with a Profound Disability Updated policy.
3.6.4.20 Testing Qualification for CP Updated terminology.
3.6.4.30 CP Qualification - Higher ADAT Score Adult is Not Receiving an Australian Government Income Support Payment Updated policy.
3.6.4.32 Qualification for CP (Child) - Child with a Severe Disability or Severe Medical Condition New topic.
3.6.4.33 Qualification for CP (Child) - Child who has a Terminal Condition New topic.
3.6.4.34 Qualification for CP (Child) - Transition (Turning 16 Years of Age) from CP (Child) to CP (Adult) New topic.
3.6.4.35 Qualification for CP (Child) - Combined Care New topic.
3.6.4.36 Qualification for CP (Care Receiver aged under 16 Years) - Multiple Care New topic.
3.6.4.37 Qualification for CP (Child) - Exchanged Care New topic.
3.6.4.38 Qualification for CP (Child) - Short Term & Episodic Care New topic.
3.6.4.39 Qualification for CP (Child) - Extension to Short Term or Episodic Care New topic.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during Temporary Cessation of Care Updated policy.
3.6.4.50 Qualification for CP during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation Updated policy.
3.6.4.60 Changes to Care Receiver Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Updated policy.
3.6.4.70 Changes to Carer Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Updated policy.
3.6.4.90 Payability of CP Updated policy.
3.6.4.100 Assessment of CP Claim - Medical Information Updated policy.
3.6.4.110 Assessment of CP Claim - Other Factors Updated policy.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for CP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.4.140 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CP Updated policy.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Updated policy.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.6.50 Assessment of Vocational Training for Standard Rate MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.6.54 Assessment of 32 Hours every 4 Weeks Rule for Standard Rate MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.6.55 Assessment of Continuing Basis for Standard Rate MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.6.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MOB Updated terminology.
3.6.7.35 Qualification for CA (Child) - Automatic Qualification for CA (Child) through Qualification for CP (Child) New topic.
3.6.7.60 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation Updated policy.
3.6.7.140 Claims lodged in the transitional period (Historical) Deleted topic.
3.6.8.90 Validation of the THP Questionnaire - CA (child) Updated policy.
3.6.12 Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) (DCLA) New section.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Activity Tests Updated policy.
3.7.5.20 Who do the SpB Activity Tests Apply to? Updated policy.
3.7.5.30 SpB Activity Test Exemptions Updated policy.
3.7.5.40 Non-compliance with SpB Activity Test Updated policy.
3.7.5.50 SpB Employment Pathway Plan Updated policy.
3.9.1.30 Qualification for Ex-CA (child) HCC for 16-25 Year Old Students Deleted information relating to card claim and issue.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated rates.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Updated policy.
3.9.3.37 Total Net Investment Loss - Net Financial Investment Loss New topic.
3.9.3.38 Total Net Investment Loss - Net Rental Property Loss Updated policy.
3.9.3.39 Reportable Superannuation Contributions New topic.
3.9.3.40 Treatment of Income Components for CSHC Updated policy.
3.10.2.30 Alignment of an Entitlement Period for Partnered Recipients Updated terminology.
3.10.2.60 Recipients who receive Multiple Payments Clarified policy.
3.10.3.80 Changing a Payment Delivery Day Updated terminology.
4.2.8.40 Independent YA - partner Income Test & Limits Updated terminology.
4.2.11 CP Income & Assets Tests Updated policy.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated for assessment of salary sacrifice contributions for people under age pension age from 1 July 2009.
4.3.3.80 Income from New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Updated terminology.
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.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated exempt funeral bond threshold.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Ready Available Funds Updated assets test hardship provisions.
4.9.1.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified the assessment of income streams backed by frozen assets.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Purchased form 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Added example and note.
4.9.2.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Added example and note.
4.9.3.20 Assets Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Included information relating to assessment of allocated income streams where assets backing the income stream are frozen.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset Tested Income Streams Clarified the assessment of income streams backed by frozen assets and updated changes to the minimum drawdown requirements.
4.9.5.60 Pension Valuation Factors & Percentage Factors for Allocated & Account Based Income Streams Updated summary.
4.12.1.10 Determining a Designated Private Trust or Private Company from 01/01/2002 Updated asset and revenue limits for designated private companies to align with Corporations Act 2001.
4.12.7.20 Allowable & Non-allowable Deductions Updated information on allowable deductions.
4.12.9.10 Resignations from a Controlled Private Trust or Controlled Private Company On or After 01/01/2002 Updated acceptable wording for a deed to relinquish beneficial interest.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated historical threshold amounts.
4.14.2 Eligibility of the Principal Beneficiary of a Special Disability Trust Updated definition.
4.14.3.10 General Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Clarified assessment procedure.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated historical asset value limits.
4.14.3.50 Reporting Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Updated references.
4.14.3.90 Audit Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Updated references.
4.14.4.30 Deprivation & Special Disability Trusts Amended policy formula.
5.1.4.12 PP - Calculating a Rate for PP - General Updated terminology.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated terminology.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated terminology.
6.1.2.100 Reviews - Change of Partner Status Included information relating to same-sex couple recognition.
6.2.5.51 CP - Reviews (Profoundly Disabled Child) Review regime for CP (child) currently under review.
6.3.1 Non-payment-specific Overpayments Updated terminology.
6.3.6 Disability & Carer Overpayments Updated terminology.
6.6 Conducting Member of a Couple Review Updated policy.
8.1.4.50 Disability & Carers - Documentation Required Updated policy.
8.1.7.20 Social Worker Involvement - Specific Payments Included information relating to CP.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a Payment Included information relating to CP.
8.3.3.50 Backdated Start Days - CA Updated policy.
8.3.3.70 Backdated Start Days - PP Updated explanations.
8.6.4.10 Date of Effect of Adverse Determinations Included additional rules for CP. Updated terminology.
10.25 Agreement with Finland New chapter.
11.4.7 Review & Appeal Process under the NTER Income Management Added note on legislation recently introduced to Parliament.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 June 2009 (v1.151)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.D.163 Disability expenses maintenance (FA) Deleted topic.
1.1.D.190 Disallowable instrument Deleted topic.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Updated definition.
1.1.S.45 School - enrolment, attendance, person responsible for operation of a school New title and contents. Previous contents moved to 1.1.S.60.
1.1.S.50 Schooling requirement child (SEAM) New title and content. Moved previous content to 1.1.S.63.
1.1.S.52 Schooling requirement payment (SEAM) New topic.
1.1.S.53 Schooling requirement period (SEAM) New topic.
1.1.S.55 Schooling requirement person (SEAM) New topic.
1.1.S.57 SEAM trial site New title and contents. Moved previous content to 1.1.S.65.
1.1.S.60 Seasonal work Moved policy previously found in 1.1.S.45 to this number.
1.1.S.61 Seasonal/intermittent work earnings Moved policy previously found in 1.1.S.46 to this number.
1.1.S.63 Second accruing membership period (PBS) Moved policy previously found in 1.1.S.50 to this number.
1.1.S.65 Secondary family law affected (FLA) income stream Moved policy previously found in 1.1.S.57 to this number.
1.1.S.67 Secondary studies (DOP) Moved policy previously found in 1.1.S.60 to this number.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Updated policy.
3.1.10 Improving School Enrolment & Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM) New section.
3.2.6.10 Qualification for Away from Home Rate for YA Clarified policy.
3.2.6.20 Rules that Determine the Need to Live Away from Home for YA Clarified policy.
3.6.7.20 HCC Only CA (child) - Measuring the Level of Care & Attention Clarified policy.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA Clarified maximum backdating period for CA HCC (child).
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified policy relating to assessment of lump sum settlements for multiple claims.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated terminology.
8.5 Nominees Updated policy.
8.5.1 Payment nominee Updated policy.
9.2.2 Visa Subclasses 100-149 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 119 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.2 Visa Subclasses 100-149 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 120 Labour Agreement Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.2 Visa Subclasses 100-149 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 121 Employer Nomination Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.2 Visa Subclasses 100-149 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 124 Distinguished Talent Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.12 Visa Subclasses 850-899 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 855 Labour Agreement Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.12 Visa Subclasses 850-899 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 856 Employer nomination Scheme Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.12 Visa Subclasses 850-899 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 857 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Updated AoS requirements.
9.2.12 Visa Subclasses 850-899 Payment Eligibility, Visa subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Updated AoS requirements.
10.9.8.60 Exempt Payments - Agreement with Ireland Amended list of exempt payments.
Part 11 Income Management New Part.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 May 2009 (v1.150)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.353 Correspondence nominee Updated terminology.
1.1.L.40 Levels of tertiary courses (YA, Austudy, PES) Updated definition.
1.2.7.60 Education Entry Payment (EdEP) - Description Added information on Household Stimulus Package temporary amendments to EdEP.
2.2.13.20 RA - Verification Required Removed information on operational task.
3.2.3.40 Start Day for YA (Full-time Student or Australian Apprentice) Added information on start day for student serving a liquid assets test waiting period and for student whose YA payment is cancelled.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Added EdEp as temporary supplement for YA (job seeker) recipients.
3.2.5.30 Unreasonable to Live at Home & YA Updated considerations when determining unreasonable to live at home.
3.2.5.90 Education or Employment Disadvantage for YA Updated special safety net information.
3.3.3.70 Austudy Participation Failures Updated policy.
3.3.4.40 Austudy & Students with Disabilities Updated policy.
3.3.4.50 Austudy & Secondary Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.60 Assessing Tertiary Study Load for Austudy - Full-time Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Updated policy.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, YA (job seeker), PA, MAA, WP, WA & benefit PPP Updated to reflect Household Stimulus Package Act (No 2) amendments.
3.10.3.30 Some YA Payments Made Weekly Updated terminology.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated to reflect changes to salary sacrificing into superannuation effective 1 July 2009.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect that ATE income streams sourced from self-managed superannuation funds and small APRA funds are allowed to become asset tested income streams (long term) without incurring a debt.
4.13.3.30 Effect of Periodic Compensation on the Partner of a Compensation Recipient Updated policy.
5.1.7.50 EdEP - Current Rate Added information relating to EdEP supplementary rate.
5.4.1.10 Qualification for Advance Payments Updated to reflect additional qualifications on place of lodgement of an advance application.
6.1.2.100 Reviews - Change of Partner Status Updated terminology.
8.5.2 Correspondence Nominee Updated terminology.
8.5.3 Responsibilities of Nominee Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 6 April 2009 (v1.149)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.16 Accommodation bond transitional provisions Added note.
1.1.D.16 Damages Updated definition.
1.1.F.134 Financial hardship farmer Topic deleted.
1.1.L.50 Liquid Assets Updated policy.
1.1.S.42 Saved compensation affected payment Added act references.
1.1.T.100 THP score greater than zero (CA (child)) Updated terminology.
1.1.W.40 Weighting for questionnaires (CA (child)) Updated terminology.
1.2.4.20 Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description Moved policy previously found in 1.2.4.60 to this number.
1.2.4.30 to 1.2.4.60 Deleted topics Removed pages.
2.2.10.20 Verification of DOP Moved policy previously found in 2.2.10.40 to this number.
2.2.10.30 to 2.2.10.40 Deleted topics Removed pages.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Clarified policy in relation to commencement and calculating a LAWP.
3.1.5.115 Death of a PP Child Updated policy.
3.1.5.130 Bereavement Payment Provisions for CP Clarified policy where the care receiver dies during the 14 weeks adjustment period from date of admission to an institution.
3.2.1.90 Continuation, Variation or Termination of NSA Updated information on death of a principal carer's child.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of YA Updated information on death of a principal carer's child.
3.3.2 MAA - Qualification & Payability

Moved policy previously found in

3.3.2.40 to 3.3.2.20,

3.3.2.70 to 3.3.2.30,

3.3.2.80 to 3.3.2.40, and

3.3.2.90 to 3.3.2.50.

Removed 3.3.2.60 to 3.3.2.90.

3.4.7.80 Claiming the PBS Bonus Clarified qualification for PBS after age pension claim rejected.
3.4.7.110 Sample PBS Calculations Clarified PBS calculations.
3.5.2 DOP - Qualification & Payability

Moved policy previously found in

3.5.8.10 to 3.5.2.10,

3.5.8.20 to 3.5.2.20,

3.5.8.40 to 3.5.2.30, and

3.5.8.50 to 3.5.2.40.

3.5.3 to 3.5.8 Deleted sections Removed pages.
3.6.4.30 CP Qualification - Higher ADAT Score Adult is Not Receiving an Australian Government Income Support Payment Updated terminology.
4.6.5.20 Assessing Fixed Term Deposits, Bonds, Securities Updated terminology.
6.4 Compensation Recovery Added act references.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 March 2009 (v1.148)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.H.30 Health Care Card only CA (HCC only CA (child)) Removed procedure reference.
2.2.2 Verifying Personal Details Updated information on common situations in which a name change occurs and sex affirmation (sexual reassignment) surgery.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Deleted reference to EEP.
3.6.7.40 Qualification for CA (child) with Combined CDAT Scores of 2 Children Updated terminology.
3.6.7.47 Qualification for CA - Verifying Care Provided by Non Co-resident Carers Updated terminology.
3.6.8.10 Overview of CDAT Scoring Regime Updated terminology.
3.6.8.25 CDAT Steps 2-4 - Developmentally - linked Functional Domains Updated terminology.
3.6.8.30 CDAT Step 5 - Scoring for Non-developmentally-linked Categories of Function Updated terminology.
3.6.8.110 Answering the CDAT Questionnaire Updated terminology.
3.8.7.10 Qualification for TAL Clarified policy in relation to partnered rate of TAL.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated rates.
3.8.10.90 Deductions from Payments of CPS Updated terminology.
3.9.1.40 HCC Provisions for Children & Dependants Clarified policy in relation to dependants and claiming low-income health care cards.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming rate.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated deeming rate.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated deeming rate.
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.
4.8.1.40 Roll-over Funds Updated terminology.
4.8.2.10 Principles for Assessing Superannuation Investments Added information on treatment of unallocated reserves held within SMSFs and SAFs.
4.9.4.50 Deprivation Assessment for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/96 Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Clarified policy in relation to partnered rate of TAL.
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.
5.2.1.40 Additional Benefit for Child & Mothers & Guardian's Allowance & RA - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.10 Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.20 Additional Payments - April 1943 to Present Date Updated rates.
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.
5.4.1.40 Payment Methods for Advance Payments Updated terminology.
10.1.8.20 Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment Removed text to clarify information.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 March 2009 (v1.147)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.180 Approval of courses (YA) Amended criteria for Masters studies qualifying as approved courses of study.
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (YA (full-time student), Austudy, PES) Updated definition.
1.1.C.21 Care receiver (CA) Clarified dependent child of the carer.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage Award rate (YA) Updated rate.
1.1.Q.40 Qualifying study (Austudy, YA (full-time student), PES, FAA) Amended criteria for masters studies qualifying as approved courses of study for YA and Austudy.
2.2.1.30 Identity Verification Requirements Clarified number of points required for POI.
3.6.4.60 Changes to Care Receiver Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Clarified 24 hour period for temporary cessastion of care.
3.6.4.110 Assessment of CP Claim - Other Factors Clarified age of carer requiring involvement of social workers.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during Temporary Cessation of Care Clarified 24 hour period for temporary cessation of care.
3.6.7.80 Qualification during temporary Absence from the Private Home - Education, Training or Treatment (other than in hospital) - CA (Child) Clarified 24 hour period for temporary cessation of care.
3.6.7.145 Assessment for CA Claim New topic.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA Clarifed backdating for CA (child) HCC only.
3.6.7.170 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for CA (child) Recipients Updated terminology.
3.6.8.80 CDAT Steps 11-12 - Further Investigation (Validation) Updated terminology.
3.6.9 Adult Disability Assessment Tool (ADAT) Updated terminology.
3.6.9.10 Overview of ADAT Scoring Regime Updated terminology.
3.6.9.40 ADAT Step 3 Updated terminology.
3.6.9.60 ADAT Step 5 Updated policy.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.30 Assessment of SpB Claims Updated terminology.
3.7.1.50 Short & Long Term Categories of SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.60 Short Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.70 Long Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.100 Notification & Recipient Obligations for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.1.110 Continuation, Variation or Termination of SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.2.20 Substantial Change in Circumstances for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.2.30 SpB for People from New Zealand Updated terminology.
3.7.2.50 SpB for Expectant Mothers Updated terminology.
3.7.2.100 SpB when Partner is Unable to Provide Support Updated terminology.
3.7.4.20 Qualification for CrP - Extreme Circumstances (domestic & family violence) Updated terminology.
3.7.4.40 Qualification for CrP - Released Prisoners Updated terminology.
3.7.4.50 Payability of CrP - Extreme Circumstances (domestic & family violence Updated terminology.
3.8.3.20 Qualifying Study for Tertiary Students Amended criteria for Masters studies qualifying as approved courses of study for YA and Austudy.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - Family Assets Test & Limits Updated family assets test limit.
4.2.11 CP Income & Assets Tests Clarified policy.
4.3.2.20 Income Received as Special Financial Assistance Clarified exceptions when funds are received.
4.3.3.10 General Provisions for Income from Employment Updated terminology.
4.3.9.30 Income from Personal Injury Insurance Schemes Clarified policy for disability pensions paid from superannuation funds.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Clarified asset test hardship provisions.
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 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.
4.9.1.30 Specific Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.12.2.20 Derivation & Attribution Periods Clarified policy.
4.13.2.30 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - 50% Rule Clarified policy.
6.2.5.51 CP - Reviews (Profoundly Disabled Child) Clarified policy.
6.3.7 Special Payments Overpayments Updated terminology.
7.1.5.60 Portability Table Added new category under humanitarian purpose.
8.1.2.60 Special Arrangements for EDEP, PBS & CDEP Deleted topic.
8.1.4.80 Concession Cards - Documentation Required Added new payment types - Foster Child HCC & Ex CA HCC.
8.4.1 Regular Payments Updated terminology.
9.2.11

Visa Subclasses 800-849 Payment Eligibility

Visa subclass 837 Orphan Relative

Amended assurance of support to discretionary and removed note.
10.1.100 General Principles Glossary Added new terms: cooperation and lodgement.
10.4.4.10 Who can Lodge Claims Under the Agreement with Italy Updated policy.
10.4.4.20 Where People can Lodge Claims Under the Agreement with Italy Updated Italian Offices.
10.7.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Malta Updated policy.
10.7.4.20 Where People can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Malta Updated policy.
10.7.100 Maltese Glossary Added new term - Australian Disability Support Pension.
10.14.4.10 Who can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Germany Updated policy.
10.16.1.30 Social Security System in Chile Amended references to include the Solidarity Pension System.
10.16.3.20 Benefits Payable Under the Agreement with Chile Amended references to include the Solidarity Pension System.
10.16.4.20 Where People can Lodge Claims Under the Agreement with Chile Amended references to include the Solidarity Pension System.
10.16.11.20 Lodgement of Appeals - Agreement with Chile Amended references to include the Solidarity Pension System.
10.16.100 Chilean Glossary Updated references to Insurance Schemes to include Solidarity Pension & the administering body - Superintendencia de Pensiones.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 February 2009 (v1.146)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.S.190 Social security benefit Updated list of payments.
1.1.S.220 Social security pension Updated list of payments.
1.1.S.230 Special benefit homeless person (SpB) Updated definition.
1.1.T.60 Temporary cessation of care (CP, CA) Clarified policy.
3.2.6.40 Away from Home Rate of YA & Bypassing Local Schools Clarified policy for bypassing local school and be eligible for Away from Home Rate of YA.
3.2.11.40 Approved Courses of Study for YA Updated policy.
3.3.3.10 Qualification for Austudy Updated policy.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Updated policy.
3.3.4.30 Austudy & Concessional Study Load Students Updated terminology.
3.3.4.40 Austudy & Students with Disabilities Updated terminology.
3.3.4.50 Austudy & Secondary Students Updated terminology.
3.3.4.80 Austudy & Impact of Previous Study Updated policy.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during Temporary Cessation of Care Added example relating to temporary cessation of care.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Removed EEP as a supplementary benefit for sole parent SpB recipients.
3.8.1.106 Special RA Rules for Couples & Families with Children Clarified of single parent sharers rules.
4.2.8.50 Full-time Students - Personal Income Test, Limits & Student Income Bank Updated terminology.
4.3.1.20 Determining the Rate of Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age Clarified treatment for when the total amount of income may be the annual amount of income.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment-Specifically Approved Updated approved exchange trading systems.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment- s8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempt.
4.3.3.50 Income from Child Care Updated terminology.
4.3.9.20 Income from Life Insurance Products Clarified policy.
4.9.2.10 Characteristics of pre-20/09/2004 Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Clarified policy.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Asset Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Clarified policy.
4.9.2.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.3.10 General Provisions for Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.3.20 Assets Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.4.10 Background to Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.13.2.70 Commencement of Lump Sum Preclusion Period Update 'One lump sum settlement for multiple claims' to reflect outcome of Savage decision.
5.3.4.30 Taxation Exemptions Related to Death Added taxation information on bereavement payments and lump sums.
8.1.1.10 General Claim Requirements Updated deemed claim requirements.
8.1.1.60 Deemed Claims Clarified who is authorised to contact Centrelink on another person's behalf.
8.1.3.20 Providing TFN Information Added information previously found in 8.1.3.40 and 8.1.3.50.
8.1.3.40 Who Can Receive a TFN Exemption Topic deleted.
8.1.3.50 Exemptions from Providing Parent or Partner's TFN Topic deleted.
10.1.8.20 Embargoes on Arrears of Foreign Payment Clarified policy.
10.1.9.50 Payments for Children of Pensioners Overseas Changed rate.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 January 2009 (v1.145)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rates.
1.1.C.270 Concessional resident (Age) (deleted - see topic) Removed information as a result of 2008 aged care reforms.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated rates.
1.1.E.160 Exchange trading system Added policy reference.
1.1.G.65 Granny flat (resident, interest) Corrected act references.
1.1.H.70 Home equity conversion agreement Clarified definition.
1.1.P.165 Pension year Clarified usage.
1.1.P.374 Prescribed pre-pension age person Topic deleted.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Updated information on refugees to reflect the abolition of temporary protection visas since August 2008.
4.2.1.10 Pensions Income Test & Limits Updated terminology.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated policy.
4.3.9.70 Income from Private Annuities & Overseas Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.4.4.10 Income from Life Insurance Products - Conventional Policies Updated policy.
4.6.7.90 Notional Ordinary Income - Non-farm Property & Other Assets Updated terminology.
4.6.7.100 Notional Ordinary Income - Net Value of a Farm Updated terminology.
4.9.4.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated income limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated permissable child earnings.
4.12.5.30 Apportioning a Liability of a Controlled Private Company or Controlled Private Trust Updated terminology.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.4.60 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.
5.1.7.20 PhA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
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.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.5.20 CA, Child Disability Allowance & 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 rates.
10.24 Agreement with Japan New chapter.