Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2010

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 6 December 2010 (v1.172)

Page Title Details
1.1.P.377 Preservation age Clarified policy.
1.1.T.20 Taxable income Updated definition.
1.2.4.20 Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description Clarified qualification rules.
3.2.5.20 De Facto Relationships (YA & DSP) Updated WA age of consent.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Clarified qualification criteria.
3.8.1.90 Temporary Accommodation & RA Clarified 'Principal home during temporary accommodation period'.
4.2.10 SpB Income Test & Limits Moved content to 4.2.6, page removed.
4.2.11 CP Income & Assets Test Moved content to 4.2.5, page removed.
4.3 Ordinary Income Updated act reference.
4.9.3.10 General Provisions for Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy regarding characteristics of asset-tested income steams.
4.9.4.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy on full commutation.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified assessment of income streams.
4.9.6.10 Splitting of Income Streams - Overview Clarified assessment of income streams.
4.10 Historical Income & Assets Limits & Information Updated references.
4.10.4 Historical Widow/Sole Parent Pensions & Allowances Income & Assets Limits Added policy reference.
5.1.3.60 BVA - Current Rates Updated policy.
5.2.4.20 Family Payment, Family Allowance Rates (Non-standard) - October 1982 to June 2000 Moved DOP historical rates to 5.2.4.60.
5.2.4.60 DOP Rates - October 1973 to Present Date New topic.
11.1.5.70 Payments to Third Party Organisations under Income Management Updated policy.
11.1.14.10 Overview of Exemptions from Income Management Added information on people with dependent children.
11.1.14.20 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-aged Children Deleted content.
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-age Children Clarified number and type of activities required.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-age Children Updated information relating to schooling.
11.1.14.90 Reassessing Exemptions from Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.15.10 Qualification for MSP Clarified step 5.
11.7.3 VIM Agreement Added information regarding start date.
11.7.4 Conditions to be Satisfied to Enter a VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.8.10 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement at the Person's Request Updated policy.
11.7.8.30 Person Opts Out of VIM Agreement New topic.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Updated example.
Site Map Guide to Social Security Law Site Map Added a site map to provide an overall picture of the structure of the Guide to Social Security Law.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 November 2010 (v1.171)

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1.2.7.70 Telephone Allowance (TAL) - Description Clarified pension reform provisions.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated example in 'Summary'.
3.8.7.10 TAL - Qualification & Payability Clarified pension reform provisions.
3.8.7.20 Payability of TAL (deleted - see 3.8.7.10) Deleted content.
3.8.7.30 Notification & Recipient Obligations for TAL (deleted - see 3.8.7.10) Deleted content.
3.10.5.10 General Date of Effect Rules Clarified policy.
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified example.
8.4.2.10 Urgent Payments Removed reference to financial information service officer.
10.5.100 Canadian Glossary - Table of Canadian Federal Provincial and Territorial Payments Updated list of Canadian Federal Provincial and Territorial payments.
10.23.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Greece Clarified Greek social security agreement rates.
11.1.8.20 Non-contact by an Income Managed Person Updated policy.
11.1.11.80 Disbursement of an Income Management Account Balance of a Deceased Person Updated policy.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with over School-age Children Updated policy.
11.3.5.20 Ongoing Contact under the Child Measure Updated policy.
11.7.3 VIM Agreement Updated policy.
11.7.4 Conditions to be Satisfied to Enter a VIM Agreement Updated policy.
11.7.4.10 Previously Terminated VIM Agreements (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
11.7.6.20 Ongoing Contact under VIM Measure Updated policy.
11.7.8.10 Delegate Terminated VIM Agreement at the Person's Request Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 October 2010 (v1.170)

Page No Title Details
1.1.D.240 Double orphan (DOP) Updated definition.
1.1.H.60 Health Professional Advice Unit (HPAU) New definition.
1.1.L.60 Liquid funds (SpB) Updated list of liquid funds.
1.1.T.86 Terminal condition (CA, CP) Clarified policy.
3.1.8 Dates of Effect of Claim Determinations Clarified policy.
3.5.1.15 Qualification for PP - Transitional Arrangements Clarified policy.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Removed reference to work intentions form.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Updated qualification criteria.
3.6.6.40 Assessment of Gainful Employment for Standard Rate MOB Clarified self-employment.
3.10 Payment Cycles Updated terminology.
3.10.5 Dates of Effect Updated terminology.
3.10.5.30 New Grants - Date of Effect Updated terminology.
3.10.5.50 Adverse Determinations - Date of Effect Clarified policy.
3.10.5.60 Transfers Between Payments Clarified policy.
3.10.5.90 Date of Event Unclear Clarified policy.
4.9.1.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified policy on lump sum superannuation arrears.
4.9.4.10 Background to Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Amended date in example 2.
8.6 Date of Effect of Determinations Updated terminology.
8.6.1 Date of Effect of Terminations - Summary of Legislation Updated terminology.
8.6.2 Date of Determination Relating to Claims Clarified policy.
8.6.3 Date of Effect of Favourable Determinations (Not Involving Working Credit or Student Income Bank) Clarified policy.
8.6.4 Date of Effect of Adverse Determinations & Automatic Cancellations & Variation (Not Involving Working Credit or Student Income Bank) Clarified policy in whole section.
8.6.5 Continuing Effect of Determinations Clarified policy.
8.6.6 Summary of Rules for Date of Effect - Determinations Not Involving Working Credit or Student Income Bank Clarified policy.
10.26 Agreement with Poland New chapter.
11.4.3 Payments Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Amended income managed percentage rate for instalments of category I welfare payments.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 September 2010 (v1.169)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rates.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated rates.
1.2.11.10 Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment (MSP) - Description Clarified description.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Updated information on transitional arrangements for 2009 gap year students and grandfathered arrangements.
3.2.7.30 YA Full-time Students Clarified information on continuing students.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Clarified information on continuing students.
3.6.7.110 Payability of CA - Carers with Shared Care Responsibilities Clarified policy about payability of carer allowance when carers are sharing the care of a care receiver.
3.6.12.310 Answering the Professional Questionnaire Clarified information on best ability.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated rates.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated rates.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Clarified PCC continuation and extension provisions for NSA and YA (job seeker) - single principal carer recipients.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Most Vulnerable People Updated list of indicators that decision makers should take into account.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempted.
4.3.6.11 Income from Overseas Payments - Specific Payments Added information about the income test treatment of the UK Council Tax Benefit.
4.9.1.10 Background to Income Streams Added overseas annuities or income streams to list of income stream exclusions.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated limits.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated limits.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated rates.
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.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rate.
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.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 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 rates.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rates.
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.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
11.1.14.20 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-aged Children Added information on school attendance and absences.
11.1.14.30 Parental Exemptions from Income Management - Financial Vulnerability Test Updated information on processes and procedures.
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-aged Children Clarified requirements for children aged 48 months and over.
11.1.14.90 Reviewing Exemptions from Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.15.10 Qualification for MSP Clarified policy.
11.1.15.30 Determination of Savings Pattern (MSP) Clarified policy.
11.1.15.40 Payment & Spending of an MSP Clarified policy.
11.3.2.10 Written Notice to Apply Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Added note.
11.3.3.10 Locations That Are Declared Child Protection States & Territories Clarified policy.
11.3.4 Payments Subject to Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.5.10 Start Date for Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.5.30 Mid-point & Final Reviews under the Child Protection Measure Updated terminology.
11.3.5.40 Change of Circumstances under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.6 Interaction between Delegate & Relevant Child Protection Authority for Purposes of the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.8.20 Exit Interview under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Added note.
11.7.1 VIM Measure - Overview Updated overview.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM areas Clarified policy.
11.7.3 VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.4 Conditions to be Satisfied to Enter a VIM Agreement Added note.
11.7.4.10 Previously Terminated VIM Agreements Updated terminology.
11.7.4.20 Feasibility & Consideration of Other Relevant Matters for the Purposes of VIM Clarified policy.
11.7.5 Payments Income Managed under the VIM Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.6.10 Initial Interview under VIM Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.6.20 Ongoing Contact under VIM Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.7 Review & Appeal Processes under the VIM Measure Updated introduction.
11.7.7.10 Review of Decision that a Person is Unable to Enter Into a VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 6 September 2010 (v1.168)

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1.1.C.25 Care situations Updated terminology.
1.1.R.133 Relevant minimum wage (DSP, MOB, Partial capacity to work & CA) Updated terminology.
1.1.S.403 Sufficient work test Updated terminology.
1.3.3 Privacy & Confidentiality Clarified difference between confidentiality and privacy.
2.2.1.10 General Procedures for Verifying Identity Updated to reflect changes to document handling procedures for proof of identity.
3.1.5.130 Bereavement Payment Provisions for CP Updated bereavement payment provisions for carer payment.
3.1.10 Improving School Enrolment & Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM) Updated whole section.
3.1.10.35 Reasonable Steps & Reasonable Excuse (SEAM) New topic.
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Updated terminology.
3.2.2.20 Current Working Arrangements Updated terminology.
3.2.2.40 Situations Involving Industrial Action Updated information on cessation of industrial action.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated terminology.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated terminology.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Added further information to List 1 and the action key for List 2.
4.3.3.70 Income from General Employee Entitlements & Redundancy Scheme (GEERS) Updated policy.
4.3.8.40 Income from Boarders or Lodgers Updated policy.
4.3.9.30 Income from Personal Injury Insurance Schemes Clarified policy.
4.3.9.50 Income from Gifts, Legacies, Royalties & Native Title Claims Updated policy.
4.7.2.10 Assessable Income from Private Companies pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.2.20 Assessable Assets from Private Companies & Unlisted Public Companies Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.20 Assessable Income from Discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.30 Assessable Assets from Discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.40 Assessable Income from Non-discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.50 Assessable Assets from Non-discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.60 Summary of Assessable Income from Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Added note with additional references.
4.7.3.70 Assessable Income & Assets from Statutory Trusts Added note with additional references.
4.7.4.30 Primary Production Aggregation Assessment for Companies & Trusts Added note with additional references.
4.9.4.30 Documentation Required for Assessment of Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.12.4 Assessing the Assets of Controlled Private Trusts & Controlled Private Companies Added note with additional references.
4.12.7 Assessing Income & Distributions of Controlled Private Trusts & Controlled Private Companies Added note with additional references.
4.12.11 Primary Production Controlled Private Trusts & Controlled Private Companies Added note with additional references.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments Clarified treatment of compensation/compensatory payments assessed as ordinary unearned income.
4.13.1.60 Effect of Compensation on Low Income Health Care Cards Clarified policy.
4.13.2 Lump Sum Compensation Updated introduction.
4.13.2.10 Treatment of Specific Lump Sums Clarified policy.
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 Added link to Federal Court decision - Cunneen.
4.13.2.40 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - Judgement by Contested Hearing Clarified policy.
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified policy.
4.13.2.60 Lump Sum Preclusion Period - General Clarified policy.
4.13.2.70 Commencement of Lump Sum Preclusion Period Clarified policy.
4.13.3.10 Overview of Periodic Compensation Payments Clarified policy.
4.13.3.20 Effect of Periodic Compensation on a Compensation Recipient Updated explanation below table.
4.13.3.30 Effect of Periodic Compensation on the Partner of a Compensation Recipient Clarified policy.
4.13.4 Applying Special Circumstance Provisions to Compensation Payments Updated introduction.
4.13.4.10 Overview of the Application of the Special Circumstance Provisions Clarified policy.
4.13.4.20 Factors to Consider When Determining Special Circumstance Provisions Clarified policy.
5.1.7.90 LLNS - Current Rates Updated terminology.
5.1.8.50 Common Provisions Affecting Indexation of Pensions Updated policy.
6.4 Compensation Recovery Updated introduction.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Clarified policy.
6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules Added additional policy reference.
6.4.3 Recovery Rules Specific to Lump Sums Clarified policy.
6.4.4 Recovery Rules Specific to Periodic Payments Clarified policy.
6.4.5 Recoverable Debts Clarified note.
6.4.6 Failure to Pay Recoverable Amount Removed information on 'Recovery from insurance companies and compensation payers'.
6.4.7 Waiver of CAPs During Victorian TAA Non-Payment Periods Clarified policy.
6.7.1.40 Penalty Interest Debts Updated policy.
6.7.1.90 Miscellaneous Categories of Debt Updated policy.
6.7.1.100 Overpayments under Other Acts Updated policy.
6.7.2.10 Methods of Recovery Updated policy.
6.7.2.30 Debt Recovery by Deductions Updated policy.
6.7.2.50 Debt Recovery by Garnishee Notice Updated policy.
6.7.2.90 Recovery of AoS Debts New topic.
6.7.3.05 Bankruptcy New topic.
6.7.3.08 Statutory Limitation Period New topic.
6.7.3.10 Write off of Debt Updated policy.
6.7.3.30 Waiver for Administrative Error Debt Updated policy.
6.7.3.40 Waiver of Debt on the Basis of Special Circumstances Updated policy.
6.7.3.100 Waiver of AoS Debts New topic.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 100 Spouse/Partner Updated to include a NARWP for all payments.
9.2.2 Visa Subclass 110 Interdependency Updated to include a NARWP for all payments.
9.2.11 Visa Subclass 801 Spouse/Partner Updated to include a NARWP for all payments.
9.2.11 Visa Subclasses 814 Interdependency Updated to include a NARWP for all payments.
11.1.7.50 Establishing Priority Needs for People Who Are Homeless Updated information on weekly payments.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Added information on interaction between income management and weekly payments.
11.7.5 Payments Income Managed under the VIM Measure Added information on lump sum payments.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 August 2010 (v1.167)

Part 11 has been extensively updated as a result of the implementation of the new model of income management that took effect from 1 July 2010. A number of pages have been moved and/or renumbered.

Page No Title Details
1.1.C.110 Changes in circumstances (DOP) Updated definition.
1.1.E.102 Employment income Updated definition.
1.1.F.230 Full-time study (YA, Austudy, PES) Added details regarding advanced standing/recognition of prior study.
1.2.4.20 Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description Updated DOP qualifications.
1.2.11.10 Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment (MSP) - Description New page.
1.2.11.20 Voluntary Income Management Incentive Payment (VIM) - Description New page.
2.2.13.20 Verification Required Updated policy.
3.1.5.25 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Singles Updated policy.
3.1.5.115 Death of PP Child Clarified bereavement period.
3.2.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for YA Clarified notifiable events.
3.2.6.20 Rules that Determine the Need to Live Away from Home for YA Updated policy.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Clarified YA satisfactory progress rule for study at the same level.
3.2.9.130 Suitable Activity - Voluntary Work Updated policy.
3.8.1.40 Notification, Verification & Recipient Obligations for RA Updated terminology.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Update act references.
3.8.1.100 Ineligible Homeowners & RA Updated exception.
4.3.1.20 Determining the Rate of Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age from 20/09/2009 Updated act and policy references.
4.3.3.20 Income from Employment or Independent Contracting Updated policy regarding back pay paid to a person for a period of employment.
4.3.3.25 Employment Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age from 20/09/2009 Updated policy regarding treatment of leave payments.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Updated to reflect continuation of minimum drawdown relief measure.
4.9.2.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Updated to reflect continuation of minimum drawdown relief measure.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated to reflect continuation of minimum drawdown relief measure.
4.9.5.60 Pension Valuation Factors & Percentage Factors for Allocated & Account Based Income Streams Updated to reflect continuation of minimum drawdown relief measure.
5.4.1.50 Repayment of Advance Payments - Benefits & Pensions Added details regarding DVA's method for recovery of advances.
6.2.7.10 RA Reviews Updated policy.
11.1 Income Management Framework Restructured and extensively revised to reflect new model of income management.
11.3 Child Protection Measure Restructured and extensively revised to reflect new model of income management.
11.4 Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure New titles and policy in whole chapter.
11.5 Disengaged Youth Measure

New titles and policy in whole chapter.

Updated policy of similar nature to the previous content can be found in 11.7.

11.6 Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure New chapter.
11.7 Voluntary Income Management Moved and updated policy previously found in 11.5 to this chapter.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 July 2010 (v1.166)

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1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
1.1.A.220 Approved voluntary work organisation (NSA, YA, PP, SpB) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
1.1.A.370 Averaging for self-care skills (CA (child), CP (child)) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.B.20 Behaviours(CA (child), CP (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.C.17 Care Load (CP (child), CA (child)) Extended definition to CA (child).
1.1.C.21 Care Load (CP (child), CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.C.55 Carer specialised assessment team (CP (child)) Updated definition.
1.1.C.90 CA child (CA) Updated definition.
1.1.C.100 CDAT score (CA) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.C.120 Child Disability Assessment Determination (CDAT) 2001 (CA (child)) (deleted - see page Deleted content.
1.1.C.130 Child Disability Assessment Tool (CDAT) (CA) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.C.144 Child with a disability (CA) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.C.150 Chronic medical condition (CA) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.C.160 Chronological age (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.C.200 Combined DCLA scores of 2 children (CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.C.240 Compensation Updated definition.
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated definition.
1.1.C.262 Compensation recovery charge Updated definition.
1.1.C.350 Continuous support (YA, DSP) Extended definition to DSP.
1.1.C.370 Cusp adjustment - DCLA (CP (child), CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.D.16 Damages Added act and policy references.
1.1.D.130 Developmental milestones - DCLA (CP (child), CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.D.150 Disabilities that are recognised for review purposes only (CA) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.D.170 Disability care load assessment (child) (CP (child), CA (child)) Extended definition to CA.
1.1.E.10 Economic loss compensation Updated definition.
1.1.F.10 Family Actual Means Test (FAMT) (YA) Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support.
1.1.F.225 Full-time education or training course (NSA) Update definition.
1.1.F.250 Functional age (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.F.280 Functional domains (CA (child), CP (child)) Removed references to CDAT.
1.1.G.55 Grandfathering arrangements (CP (child)) Updated to reflect new reclaim provisions.
1.1.H.30 Health Care Card only CA (HCC only CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.M.10 Main supporter (PP, NSA, YA, SpB) New definition.
1.1.M.30 Manifest (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage Award rate (YA, DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.N.110 Non-economic loss compensation Clarified definition.
1.1.P.40 Parental income test (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.P.190 Periodic reviews (CA, CP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.210 Permanent blindness (DSP, Age) Updated definition.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study New definition.
1.1.Q.60 Quarterly pension supplement Updated definition.
1.1.R.10 Raw score (CA(child), CP (child) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.R.90 Recognised disability (CA(child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.R.95 Recognised medical condition (CA) New definition.
1.1.S.42 Saved compensation affected payment Updated definition.
1.1.S.66 Secondary pupil child New topic.
1.1.S.100 Severe disability (CA) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.S.240 Special care needs (CA (child), CP (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.S.270 Specially disadvantaged with respect to education or employment (YA, DSP) Extended definition to DSP.
1.1.S.390 Substantially more care & attention (CA (child)) Updated terminology.
1.1.T.100 THP score greater than zero (CA (child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.T.170 Treating health professional (CA, CP) Updated definition.
1.1.V.10 Validation of CDAT score (CA (child)) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.1.V.20 Validation of THP questionnaire (CA(child)) Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.V.50 Visual acuity (restricted field of vision) (DSP) Updated act reference.
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 to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
1.1.W.40 Weighting for questionnaires (CA (child), CP (child)) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Removed information about training and learning bonus.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Removed information about training and learning bonus.
1.2.5.50 Carer Allowance (CA) - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.7.20 Pharmaceutical Allowance (PhA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.7.60 Education Entry Payment (EdEP) - Description Removed information about training and learning bonus.
1.2.7.130 Utilities Allowance (UA) - Description Clarified policy.
2.2.4.20 Verifying that a Person Resides in Australia Updated policy.
3.1.5.115 Death of PP Child Clarified policy.
3.1.9 Compensation Provisions Added act reference.
3.1.9.10 Compensation & Payability Clarified policy.
3.1.9.20 Requirements to Pursue & Obtain Compensation Updated terminology and added note.
3.1.9.30 Power to Obtain Information Clarified policy.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.2.50 Students Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated policy for principal carers and people with a partial capacity to work.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Removed information about training and learning bonus.
3.2.5 YA & DSP for Independent Young People Updated policy in whole section.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply To? Updated to reflect changes to youth allowance participation requirements.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.20 Job Search - Overview 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 the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.130 Suitable Activity - Voluntary Work Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.140 Suitable Activity - Defence Force Reserves Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.180 Suitable Activity - Self-employment (Including Through NEIS) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.9.200 Suitable Activity - National Green Job Corps Updated information on supplement payment.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer New topic.
3.2.11.50 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Overview Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.2.11.60 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Automatic Exemptions Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
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 the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Removed information about training and learning bonus.
3.4.3.10 Qualification for WA Updated terminology.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Removed information about training and learning bonus.
3.4.4.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Removed information about training and learning bonus.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Removed information about training and learning bonus.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.270 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Automatic (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.5.1.280 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated to reflect the 'Parents' Budget Measure.
3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability Added act reference.
3.6.1.60 Independence for DSP New page.
3.6.2.10 Medical Evidence for DSP Updated policy.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Updated to reflect DSP Better and Fairer Assessments Budget measure.
3.6.2.30 Manifest Grants & Continuing Inability to Work (DSP) Updated to reflect DSP Better and Fairer Assessments Budget measure.
3.6.2.50 Assessment of People with Intellectual Impairments for DSP Updated information about IQ tests.
3.6.2.100 Assessment of Impairment Ratings Added information about diagnosis of a psychological/mental health condition by a Centrelink registered psychologist.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect DSP Better and Fairer Assessments Budget measure.
3.6.2.132 Assessment of Ability to Undertake Training - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.7 CA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.7.30 Qualification for CA Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.7.40 Qualification for CA (child) with Combined DCLA Scores of 2 Children Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.7.42 Qualification for CA (child) - Transition (Turning 16 Years of Age) from CA (child to CA (adult) New page.
3.6.7.60 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home (CA) Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.7.150 Start Day for CA Updated policy.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA Updated policy.
3.6.7.175 Bereavement Provisions for CA Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Updated to reflect introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.8 Child Disability Assessment Tool (CDAT) Deleted whole section.
3.6.12 Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) (DCLA) Updated section to reflect changes to the DCLA from 1 July 2010 and introduction of DCLA for CA (child).
3.6.13 Carer Supplement - Qualification & Payability New page.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
3.8.2.10 PhA - Qualification & Payability Clarified pension reform provisions.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, PA, WP, WA & PPP Updated policy.
3.8.6.20 Qualification for EdEP - WidB, PPS, DSP, CP & SpB Added information on recovery of EdEP supplement.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Clarified policy.
3.8.15.10 Qualification for Relocation Scholarship Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
3.8.15.20 Payability of Relocation Scholarship Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
3.8.16.20 Payability of Student Start-up Scholarship Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
3.12.1 Pension Supplement Updated to reflect pension reform implementation.
4 Income & Assets Clarified information that part 4 covers.
4.2.8 YA Means Tests & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
4.2.9.30 Family Actual Means Test - Amounts not included in Family Actual Means Test Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
4.2.9.40 Family Actual Means Test - Application of the Test Updated to reflect new provisions for student income support recipients.
4.3.2.31 Other Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Added information about solar feed-in tariffs.
4.3.8.30 Income from Real Estate Updated link to ATO publication 'Rental Properties'.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated deeming threshold.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated deeming threshold.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated deeming threshold.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated deeming threshold.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated deeming threshold.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated for increase in exempt funeral investment threshold.
4.10.1.10 Historical Policy on Calculation of Pension under the Means Test - March 1951 to November 1976 Updated terminology.
4.10.1.20 Historical Calculation of Pension Rate under the Means Test - March 1951 to November 1976 Updated terminology.
4.10.1.30 Historical Conversion from Means Test to Income Test - 25 November 1976 Updated terminology.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalidity (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated to reflect indexation.
4.11 Taxable Income Updated terminology.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated to reflect indexation.
4.13 Compensation Clarified policy.
4.13.1 Overview of Compensation Clarified policy.
4.13.1.10 What is Compensation Added act reference.
4.13.3 Periodic Compensation Added act reference.
4.13.3.20 Effect of Periodic Compensation on a Compensation Recipient Clarified policy.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Clarified policy.
5.1.7.50 EdEP - Current Rates Removed information about training and learning bonus.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Clarified policy.
5.4.1.10 Qualification for Advance Payments Clarified policy.
5.4.1.15 Qualification for Certain Pension Advance Payments New page.
5.4.1.20 Capacity to Repay Advance Payments - Benefits & Pensions Changed title.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Certain Benefit & PPS Advance Payments Updated policy.
5.4.1.35 Formula for Calculating Certain Pension Advance Payments New page.
5.4.1.40 Payments Methods for Advance Payments - Benefits & Pensions Added act references.
5.4.1.50 Repayment of Advance Payments - Benefits & Pensions Added act references.
6.1 Changes in Income & Assets - Reviews Updated terminology.
6.1.1.10 General Provisions for Income & Assets Reviews Updated terminology.
6.1.1.20 Causes & Types of Income & Assets Reviews Updated terminology.
6.1.2.30 Reviews - Income from Real Estate Updated terminology.
6.2.5.51 CP - Reviews (Profoundly Disabled Child) (deleted - see page) Deleted content.
6.2.5.55 CP (child) Reviews - Care Load & Carer Circumstance Reviews New page.
6.2.5.56 CP (child) Reviews - Short-term & Episodic Reviews New page.
6.2.5.57 CP (child) Reviews - Terminal Illness Reviews New page.
6.2.5.59 CP (child), CA (child) Reviews - Hospitalisation New page.
6.2.5.100 CA - General Provisions & HCC Only CA (child) - Care Load & Carer Circumstance Reviews Updated policy.
6.2.5.110 CA - Care Load Reviews - CA (child) Only Updated policy.
6.2.5.120 CA (child) - Disabilities & Medical Conditions Recognised for Review Purposes Only Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.
6.2.5.130 CA - Recognised Disability & 16 Years of Age Reassessment of Qualification Updated policy.
6.5 Profiling Reviews Added carer payment to list of payments for profiling.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated policy.
8.1.5 Claims from Recipients with possible Entitlement to a CFP Updated terminology.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a Payment Updated to reflect replacement of CDAT with DCLA.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 June 2010 (v1.165)

Page No Title Details
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program Updated to reflect program reforms.
1.1.D.125 Detained person Updated definition.
1.1.M.53 Maximum basic rate of entitlement (MBR) Updated definition.
1.1.M.54 Maximum payment rate Updated definition.
1.1.M.133 Mental hospital patient Updated definition.
1.1.P.310 Portability, proportional portability Updated terminology.
1.1.R.200 Residence Updated terminology.
1.1.R.210 Residence requirements Updated terminology.
1.1.S.40 Saved cases, savings provisions Removed example.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.4.10 Verifying Residence/Citizenship Updated terminology.
2.2.4.20 Verifying that a Person Resides in Australia Updated terminology.
2.2.4.30 Verifying Temporary Absences Updated terminology.
2.2.4.50 Verifying Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Updated terminology.
3.1.1.20 Residence in External Territories Updated terminology.
3.3.4.60 Assessing Tertiary Study-load for Austudy - Full-time Students Replaced OLA with OUA.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated example under 'Temporary incapacity for work or study'.
3.6.7.130 Transitional arrangements for the transfer of CDA & DNCB to CA (Historical) Removed content.
3.6.9.70 Answering the ADAT Questionnaire Updated terminology.
3.6.10 Child Disability Allowance (deleted - see page) Removed section.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated policy.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated to reflect pension reforms, including introduction of seniors supplement.
4.10.6.10 Historical Telephone Rental Concession Income Limits Updated terminology.
5.1.6.30 CrP - Current Rates Updated terminology.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20 September 2009 New topic.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated background and added historical GST pension supplement rates.
6.2.6.10 SpB Reviews - Mail & Intensive Reviews Updated terminology.
7.3.2 CFP Exemptions Updated terminology.
7.3.3 Claiming a CFP Updated terminology.
9.2.2 Visa Subclasses 100-149 Payment Eligibility Removed reference to mature age allowance.
9.2.3 Visa Subclasses 150-199 Payment Eligibility Removed reference to mature age allowance.
9.2.6 Visa subclass 431 Removed reference to mature age allowance.
9.2.11 Visa Subclasses 800-849 Payment Eligibility Removed reference to mature age allowance.
9.2.12 Visa Subclasses 850-899 Payment Eligibility Removed reference to mature age allowance.
9.2.13 Visa subclass 998 Australian Declaratory Visa (ADV) Removed reference to mature age allowance.
10.1.12.30 Information which Cannot be Exchanged Updated terminology.
10.1.13.20 Lodgement of Appeals (Agreements) Updated terminology.
10.3.3.10 People Covered after the Agreement Terminated Updated terminology.
10.3.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Grant of UK Benefit Updated terminology.
10.3.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with the UK Updated terminology.
10.4.10.10 Information Which can be Exchanged - Agreement with Italy Updated terminology.
10.4.100 Italian Glossary - Article 10 Statement Updated terminology.
10.4.100 Italian Glossary - Italian seniority pension Updated policy.
10.5.7.20 Embargoes - Agreement with Canada Updated terminology.
10.5.10.10 Information Which can be Exchanged - Agreement with Canada Updated terminology.
10.6.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Spanish Benefits Updated terminology.
10.6.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with Spain Updated terminology.
10.8.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Netherlands' Benefits Updated terminology.
10.9.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Irish Benefits Updated terminology.
10.9.10.10 Information Which Can be Exchanged - Agreement with Ireland Updated terminology.
10.10.10.10 Information Which can be Exchanged - Agreement with Portugal Updated terminology.
10.11.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Austrian Benefit Updated terminology.
10.11.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with Austria Updated terminology.
10.11.100 Austrian Glossary - Disability Support Pension Updated terminology.
10.14.7.30 Overpayments Resulting From the Grant of German Benefits Updated terminology.
10.15.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of US Benefits Updated terminology.
10.17.1.30 Social Security System in Croatia Updated policy.
10.17.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Croatian Benefits Updated terminology.
10.18.7.30 Overpayment Resulting from Arrears of Slovenian Benefits Updated terminology.
10.18.10.10 Information Which Can Be Exchanged - Agreement with Slovenia Updated terminology.
10.19.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Belgian Pensions Updated terminology.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 3 May 2010 (v1.164)

Page No Title Details
1.1.D.13 Daily fees (residential aged care) Updated definition.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Remove reference to mature age allowance.
1.1.H.90 Hostel or low level care home Updated definition.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Clarified information regarding disability employment services.
1.1.N.140 Nursing home or high level care home Updated definition.
1.1.P.390 Primary production (assets, liabilities) Updated exception.
1.1.R.270 Retirement village Updated definition.
2.2.5.10 Determining a De Facto Relationship Added information on how to assess 'nature of commitment'.
2.2.5.15 Multiple Relationships Added information on recognition of overseas multiple marriages and use of overseas marriage documentation.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated information under exemption from LAWP for Stream 4 services.
3.5.1.90 Payability Summary for PP Updated information under income and assets tests.
3.6.3 Guide to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP New topic.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Added NSW Start Safely Rental Subsidy Scheme to list of state and territory rent relief schemes.
3.8.8.10 Qualification for RAA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Most Vulnerable People Added policy.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Clarified calculation of the partner income free area in respect of a partner not on income support. Removed reference to mature age allowance.
4.6.4.10 General Provisions for Special Residences Updated terminology.
4.6.4.20 Hostels or Low Care Facilities Assessed before 01/10/1997 Updated terminology.
4.6.5.50 Assessing Shares in Private & Unlisted Public Companies - Not Assessed Under New T & C Rules Updated terminology.
4.7.4.10 Assessable Income & Assets from Primary Production Updated policy.
4.12.3.40 Protective Trusts Updated terminology.
4.12.4.30 Determining Homeowners & Non-Homeowners where the Home is Owned by a Private Company or Private Trust Updated terminology.
4.12.7.10 Income Attribution Updated terminology.
4.12.7.50 Distributions of the Income of a Private Trust or Private Company to a Non-attributable Stakeholder Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.12.9.10 Resignations from a Controlled Private Trust or Controlled Private Company On or After 01/01/2002 Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.12.10.10 Disposal of Assets to a Private Trust or Private Company Before 01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.12.11.10 Aggregation Assessments of Controlled Primary Production Private Trusts & Private Companies Updated terminology.
4.12.11.30 Other Primary Production Issues Updated terminology.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Removed reference to mature age allowance.
5.3.1.30 Taxation Exemptions Related to Death Removed reference to mature age allowance.
5.4 Advance Payments Removed reference to mature age allowance.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Advance Payments Remove reference to mature age allowance.
5.4.1.50 Repayment of Advance Payments Removed reference to mature age allowance.
6.2.2.20 MAA Reviews (deleted - see page) Removed content.
6.2.6.20 SpB Reviews - Non-permanent Resident & Temporary Absence Overseas Updated terminology.
6.3.3 Other Labour Market & Older Students Overpayments Removed information relating to mature age allowance.
6.5 Profiling Reviews Removed reference to mature age allowance.
11.3.3.10 Locations that are Declared Child Protection States & Territories Updated locations.
11.4.7 Review & Appeals Process under NTER Income Management Updated policy.
11.5.2.10 Locations that are Declared VIM Areas Added new districts and postcode areas.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 April 2010 (v1.163)

Page No Title Details
1.1.A.218 Approved scholarship course (YA, Austudy) New topic.
1.1.C.210 Commonwealth scholarship New topic.
1.1.M.136 Merit & equity based scholarship New topic.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Updated to reflect new policy provisions for student income support recipients.
1.2.2.30 Austudy Payment (Austudy) - Description Updated to reflect new policy provisions for student income support recipients.
1.2.7.150 Relocation Scholarship - Description New topic.
1.2.7.160 Student Start-up Scholarship - Description New topic.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Added student start-up and relocation scholarships to list of other departmental benefits.
3.2.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for YA Updated to reflect new policy provisions for student income support recipients.
3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA as an Independent Young Person Updated to reflect legislative change to qualification age.
3.2.9.200 Suitable Activity - National Green Job Corps Updated compliance consequences.
3.3.3.50 Notification & Recipient Obligation for Austudy Updated to reflect new policy provisions for student income support recipients.
3.4.4.30 Assessment of Divorce & Annulment for WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.8.15 Relocation Scholarship - Qualification & Payability New section.
3.8.16 Student Start-up Scholarship - Qualification & Payability New section.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated to reflect new policy provisions for student income support recipients.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Assets Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Clarified references to 'partial commutation' and 'assets including reserves'.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
5.1.4.40 DOP - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates New topic.
5.1.7.45 Student Start-up Scholarship - Current Rate New topic.
5.4.6.10 Qualification for Special Employment Advance Payments Updated rates in examples.
9.2.8 Visa Subclass 580 Student Guardian Visa New visa subclass.
10.1.9.10 Agreement Rate Calculations - Background Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 19 March 2010 (v1.162)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.380 Custody order, court order Updated example of a court order.
1.1.D.60 Departure interview Updated terminology.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
1.1.P.155 Pension supplement Updated terminology.
1.1.Q.60 Quarterly pension supplement New topic.
2.2.10.20 Verification for DOP Clarified verifying the DOB of an older child.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Clarified exemption from LAWP.
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated policy regarding automatic trigger of a CCA while undertaking a compliance activity.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Replaced 'Youth Pathways' with 'Youth Connections'.
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - Partnered Rate Updated act reference.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Added information regarding EPPs for PP recipients who have reached the qualifying age for age pension.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Updated policy.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.1.45 Qualification for DSP - After 2 Years on Income Support with Suitable Training Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.2.120 Identification of Barriers & Interventions (DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.7.3.20 Determining the Rate of AGDRP Clarified policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated rates.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Clarified policy.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Clarified policy.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Vulnerable Income Support Recipients New topic.
3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability Clarified quarterly pension supplement.
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.
4.7.1.50 Assessment of Assets for Partnerships Updated terminology.
4.7.2.20 Assessable Assets from Private Companies & Unlisted Public Companies Updated terminology.
4.7.3.30 Assessable Assets from Discretionary Trusts pre-01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.9.5.10 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/07/1983 to 31/08/1988 Clarified title.
4.9.5.20 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/09/1988 to 31/04/1993 Clarified title.
4.9.5.30 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/05/1993 to 31/12/1995 Clarified title.
4.9.5.40 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/1996 to 31/12/1999 Clarified title.
4.9.5.45 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2004 Clarified title.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/96 Updated income limits.
4.12.1.20 Determining a Controlled Private Trust from 01/01/2002 Updated terminology.
4.12.1.40 The Source Test Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.12.1.50 Associate Rule Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.12.3.30 Testamentary Trusts Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.12.3.35 Life Interests & Remainder Interests Updated examples.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Clarified policy.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated rates and terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements Updated rates.
5.1.9.10 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.20 Pension Supplement - Current 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 & Mother & 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 and terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
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 - 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 - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Advance Payments Clarified note.
5.5.1.20 Pensioner Couple, No Children Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
5.5.1.40 Pensioner Couple, 3 Children Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
5.5.1.50 Partnered Pensioner, 1 Child, Partner Not a Recipient Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
5.5.1.60 Couple, 1 Child under 13 Years, Separated Due to Ill Health Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
5.5.2 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Single Person Removed reference to mature age allowance.
5.5.2.10 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated rate calculation.
5.5.2.20 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated rate calculation.
5.5.2.30 Single Person Over 21 Years, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated rate calculation.
5.5.3 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Partnered Recipient Removed reference to mature age allowance.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated rate calculations.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated rate calculations.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated rate calculations.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated rate calculation.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated rate calculation.
5.5.4.20 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for RA (deleted - see 5.5.4.10) Deleted content.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated rate calculation.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated rate calculation.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated rate calculation.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated rate calculation.
5.5.6.50 Couple, 1 DSP Customer, Partner Unemployed, Farm Producing No Income Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
9.4.6.10 Cancellation of an AoS Clarified reasons for cancellation of an AoS.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 March 2010 (v1.161)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.E.103 Employment pathway plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
1.1.F.240 Fully diagnosed, treated & stabilised (FDTS) (DSP) Clarified 'significant improvement'.
1.1.J.10 Job Capacity Assessment (JCA) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
1.1.J.40 Job search activities (standard rate MOB) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
1.1.P.200 Permanent (DSP, SA) Clarified 'significant improvement'.
1.1.S.10 Safety net (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Updated information and rates.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
1.2.5.40 Mobility Allowance (MOB) - Description Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.1.6.10 General Payability Provisions Updated general payability provisions.
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.2.1.80 Variable Reporting for NSA Updated mature age requirements from 50 to 55 years.
3.2.8.30 What is an Employment Pathway Plan? Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.2.9.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - Job Seekers with Part-time Requirements Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated policy.
3.3.6.20 Participation Interviews for Widow Allowees (post 20/09/03) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.4.4.10 Qualification for WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.4.4.20 Assessment of Desertion for WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.4.4.40 Assessment of Bigamous & Polygamous Marriages for WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.4.4.50 Payability of WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.4.4.90 Continuation, Variation or Termination of WidB Added note that WidB is a closed payment and the information provided is for historical purposes only.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.5.1.220 Participation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.2.100 DSP Assessment of Impairment Ratings Clarified 'significant improvement'.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.6.50 Assessment of Vocational Training for Standard Rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.6.54 Assessment of 32 Hours every 4 Weeks Rule for Standard Rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.6.55 Assessment of Continuing Basis for Standard Rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.6.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.6.100 Termination of MOB Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
3.6.7.10 Qualification for HCC Only CA (child) Clarified policy.
3.6.7.20 HCC Only CA (child) - Measuring the Level of Care & Attention Clarified policy.
3.6.11 Work Ability Tables (WATS) Section deleted.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Removed reference to JET program.
3.8.8.10 Qualification for RAA Clarified qualification criteria.
3.9.4.20 Non-cancellation of Concession Cards for Temporary Overseas Absences Clarified departure - notification obligations.
3.10.3.80 Changing a Payment Delivery Day Added note that references to CDEP only apply to continuing participants.
4.3.6.10 Income from Overseas payments - General Rules Clarified treatment of arrears of overseas pensions.
4.3.9.50 Income from Gifts, Legacies, Royalties & Native Title Claims Updated assessment of royalties paid to Indigenous people.
4.9.2.60 Sections 9A (Lifetime) & 9B (Life Expectancy) of the SSAct Applying Prior to 20/09/2004 Updated terminology.
6.2.5.12 DSP - Income & Assets Service Update Mail Reviews (From 20/09/03) Updated policy.
6.2.5.70 SA - Mail Reviews Updated policy.
6.2.5.80 SA - Rehabilitation Case Reviews Updated policy.
6.2.5.90 MOB Reviews Updated to reflect introduction of new Disability Employment Services.
7.2.3.20 General Provisions - Changing Payment Types when a Recipient is Outside Australia Removed reference to mature age allowance in example.
8.1.2.40 Claim Determination - Payment Specific Provisions Removed reference to mature age allowance.
8.1.4.20 Other Labour Market & Older Students - Documentation Required Removed details about mature age allowance.
8.1.4.70 Supplementary Benefits - Documentation Required Removed reference to mature age allowance and details about employment entry payment.
8.3.2 Start Days for Early Claims Removed reference to employment entry payment.
8.4.2.20 Hardship Advance Payment Removed reference to mature age allowance.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 8 February 2010 (v1.160a)

Topic No Topic Title Details
4.9.5.46 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/2010 Clarified period table is relevant for.
4.9.5.47 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/05 to 31/12/2009 Amended policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 February 2010 (v1.160)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Added pension supplement to list of additional payments.
1.1.C.310 Constant care (CP) Updated terminology.
1.1.D.10 Daily basis (CA) Updated terminology.
1.1.D.110 Deprived asset Updated definition.
1.1.D.210 Disposal of assets Updated definition.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Excluded assurance of support bank guarantees from the definition of liquid assets.
1.1.P.157 Pension supplement for pension bonus New topic.
1.1.P.480 Public company (deleted - see 1.1.C.215) Deleted topic.
1.1.R.105 Reference tax year (CSHC) Updated examples.
1.1.R.133 Relevant minimum wage (DSTP, MOB, Partial capacity to work & CA) Corrected typo.
1.1.R.290 Roll-over Updated definition.
1.1.T.135 Traditional homeowner (deleted - see topic) Deleted topic.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) - Description Clarified policy.
2.2.3 Verifying Financial Information Updated terminology.
3.1.4.30 Payment after Release Removed employment entry payment from list of other social security payments.
3.1.5.30 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Couples Updated terminology.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated to reflect change to job seeker compliance and activity test.
3.2.7.20 YA Recipients Under 18 Updated legislation content.
3.2.7.30 YA Full-time Students Updated information regarding job seeker compliance & activity test.
3.2.7.40 Approved Courses of Study for YA Updated to reflect change to job seeker compliance and activity test.
3.2.7.50 YA Study Load - Part-time Students Updated to reflect change to job seeker compliance and activity test.
3.2.7.60 YA Study Load - Full-time Secondary Students Updated to reflect change to job seeker compliance and activity test.
3.4.7.30 Bonus Periods for PBS Updated terminology.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of PBS Updated terminology.
3.4.7.60 PBS Work Test Updated terminology.
3.4.7.100 Amount of PBS Bonus Updated terminology.
3.4.7.110 Sample PBS Calculations Updated terminology.
3.4.7.120 Top ups to PBS Updated terminology.
3.4.7.130 Sample PBS Top up Calculations Updated terminology.
3.4.8.10 Qualification for RAFS Updated terminology.
3.4.9.10 Qualification for BVA Updated terminology.
3.6.4.15 CP (Child) - Conditions Related to Qualifying as a Child with a Profound Disability Updated terminology.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during Temporary Cessation of Care Updated terminology.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Updated terminology.
3.6.7.30 Qualification for CA Updated terminology.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during Temporary Cessation of Care Updated terminology.
3.6.12.220 Referrals to the Carer Specialist Assessment Team (CSAT) Updated terminology.
3.7.2.90 SpB for Disaster Victims Updated payment arrangements policy.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Updated policy on 'Arrears of RA'.
3.9.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CSHC Holders Updated terminology.
3.9.3.70 Providing Tax File Number (TFN) Information - CSHC Updated terminology.
3.10.5.20 Start Days - Date of Effect (deleted - see 8.3) Deleted topic.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Clarified date of effect of determiniation of Ministerial determinations.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated terminology.
4.6.3 Assessing the Principal Home Updated terminology.
4.6.3.40 Determining Homeowners & Non-Homeowners where Home Owned by a Company or Trust Updated terminology.
4.6.4.60 Granny Flats - Reasonable Value Conversion Factors Updated terminology.
4.6.4.70 Granny Flats - Additional Features Clarified policy re proceeds of sale of the principal home.
4.6.5.40 Assessing Shares in Public Companies Updated terminology.
4.6.7.50 Unrealisable Assets - Unable or Unreasonable to Sell or Borrow Against Updated terminology.
4.8.1.10 Overview of Superannuation Updated terminology.
4.9.1.30 Specific Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.2.10 Characteristics of pre-20/09/2004 Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Updated terminology.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Asset Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Updated terminology.
4.9.3.40 Allocated Income Streams - Relevant Number where Reversionary Beneficiary Exists Updated terminology.
4.9.4.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.5.47 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/2010 New topic.
4.9.6.30 Percentage Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Non-Allocated) Updated terminology.
4.9.6.40 Percentage Payment Splits - Non-Defined Benefit Income Streams (Allocated Income Streams) Updated terminology to comply with same-sex legislation.
4.9.7.20 Components of a Structured Settlement Updated terminology.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements Clarified that working credit is not taken into account when determining transitional status.
5.3.1.20 Taxation Deductions Deleted information that tax deductions cannot be made from non-taxable payments.
6.2.5.100 General Provisions & HCC Only CA (Child) - Medical Care & Attention Reviews Updated terminology.
8.4.2.10 Urgent Payments Clarified when verification should be sought.
11.4.5.20 Exemptions from Income Management under the NTER Granted by the Delegate Added example.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 January 2010 (v1.159)

Topic No Topic Title Details
1.1.A.100 Age pension age (Age) Deleted topic.
1.1.E.80 Eligible termination payment (ETP) Deleted topic.
1.1.E.104 Employment termination payment (ETP) New topic.
1.1.P.129 Pension age (Age) New topic.
1.1.R.40 Reasonable means of support (SpB) Clarified definition.
2.2.5.15 Multiple Relationships Clarified policy.
3.1.2.46 NARWP Saving Provisions for New Zealand Citizens Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.1.7.10 Who is Affected by a SWPP Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.1.11.10 Recipients Eligible for Working Credit Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Added National Green Jobs Corps to list of suitable activities.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Added National Green Jobs Corps to examples of activities that may be approved as terms of an EPP.
3.2.9.200 Suitable Activity - National Green Jobs Corps New topic.
3.3.1.10 Qualification for PA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.3.5.10 Participation Support (PA, WA) - Background Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.4.1.10 Qualification for Age Updated to reflect changes to pension age as part of Secure and Sustainanble Pension reform package.
3.4.2.10 Qualification for WP Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Added information relating to National Green Jobs Corps.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated terminology in example for exemptions from the NARWP.
3.7.1.60 Short Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated terminology in example 2 for calculating the preclusion period.
3.7.1.70 Long Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated terminology.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian Citizen Children & Australian Permanent Resident Children in the Custody of a Non-permanent Resident Clarified child support only taken into account if paid to support the claimant.
3.7.4.20 Qualification for CrP - Extreme Circumstances (domestic & family violence) Updated examples of domestic and family violence.
3.7.4.25 Qualification for CrP - Remaining in the Home after Removal of Family Member due to Domestic or Family Violence Updated terminology.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.8.20 Payability of RAA Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.8.11 LLNS - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to newstart mature age allowance.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Removed reference to mature age allowance.
3.10.2.20 Entitlement Period - General Rules Updated examples.
3.10.2.80 Recipient Loses Entitlement Updated example.
3.10.5.20 Start Days - Date of Effect Updated example.
4.3.1.20 Determining the Rate of Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age Updated content to reflect policy that applies from 20/09/2009.
4.3.1.21 Determining the Rate of Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age pre 20/09/2009. New topic.
4.3.3.25 Employment Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age from 20/09/2009. New topic.
4.3.3.30 Employment Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age pre 20/09/2009 Updated content to reflect policy that applies before 20/09/2009.
4.3.4.30 Description: Employment Termination Payments & Roll-overs for the IMP Updated policy.
4.3.6.30 Holocaust Restitution Payments - Germany & Austria Updated policy.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Updated information relating to financial investments in church and charitable organisations.
4.4.4.40 Deemed Income from Superannuation & Roll-over Investments Updated policy.
4.6.5.30 Assessing Property, Real Estate & Unit Trusts Updated policy.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated student dependency limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated employment amount.
4.13.1.25 Treatment of Specific Compensatory Type Payments Updated terminology.
4.13.1.30 Effect of Compensation on Compensation Affected Payments Updated terminology.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.20 MAA - Current Rates Deleted topic.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates.
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.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit -November 1984 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1996 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, 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 rates.
5.4.1.40 Payment Methods for Advance Payments Updated information relating to tax status of advance payments.
5.5.1.80 Partnered Pensioner Couple - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated terminology.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated terminology.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated calculation.
6.2.7.20 RAA Reviews Updated terminology.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Updated terminology.
6.4.3 Recovery Rules Specific to Lump Sums Updated terminology.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Clarified information relating to full-time students.
8.3.3.30 Backdated Start Days - YA Updated policy.
8.3.3.40 Backdated Start Days - Austudy Updated policy.
10.1.9.50 Payments for Children of Pensioners Overseas Updated rates.
11.3.5.30 Mid-point & Final Reviews under the Child Protection Initiative Updated policy.