Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2011

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 8 November 2011 (v1.182)

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3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Updated terminology regarding National Training Wage.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Clarified study periods.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Clarified qualification criteria.
4.3.3 Income from Employment Updated introduction.
4.3.3.05 Employment Income - First Earned, Derived, Received New page.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Updated contact details.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated rates.
4.13.1.25 Treatment of Specific Compensatory Type Payments Clarified 'Compensation paid where the compensation claimant has died'.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 Updated rates.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Clarified policy.
11.1.1.10 Background to Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.3.90 Unrestricted Direct Payment under Income Management Removed reference to NTER.
11.8 Northern Territory Income Management - Interim Arrangements Added note that NTER income management ceased on 30 June 2011.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 September 2011 (v1.181)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE.
1.1.C.102 CDEP participant Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Participant Supplement (CPS) Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.1.C.104 CDEP scheme wages Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.1.I.50 Income components (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.2.1.10 Newstart Allowance (NSA) - Description Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
1.2.7.100 Community Development Employment Projects Programme Participant Supplement (CPS) - Description Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated rates.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated to reflect extension of approved program of work supplement to include income support recipients who participate in CDEP activities.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated to reflect indexation.
4.3.9 Income from Other Sources Updated list of income from other sources.
4.3.9.80 Treatment of Government Capital Assistance Funding Programs New page.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated example to reflect current superannuation policy.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated income 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 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 - 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.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession Historical Rates - 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.
9.4.7 AoS - Debt Clarified policy on AoS debt recovery from assuree and assurer.
11.1.1.50 Trigger Payments for Income Management Updated to reflect legislation.
11.1.3.15 Refunds of Income Managed Funds New page.
11.1.4.10 Payment Nominees under Income Management Updated to reflect that is no longer a requirement for the payment principal to give written consent for their payment nominee to be income managed.
11.1.4.20 Excluded Payment Nominees under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-age Children Clarified policy.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-age Children Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 5 September 2011 (v1.180)

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1.1.A.30 Active participation in a program of support (DSP) New definition.
1.1.C.330 Continuing inability to work (CITW)(DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.D.115 Designated provider New definition.
1.1.H.50 Health professional (DSP, SA) Updated definition.
1.1.M.70 Medical assessment (DSP, SA) Removed content.
1.1.O.10 Open employment (DSP) Updated references.
1.1.P.200 Permanent (DSP, SA) Removed content.
1.1.P.220 Permanent impairment (DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.440 Program of support (DSP) New definition.
1.1.R.143 Relevant weekly wage Updated definition.
1.1.S.127 Severe impairment (DSP) New definition.
1.1.S.430 Supported employment (DSP) Updated policy reference.
1.1.T.137 Training activity DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.W.60 Work (any)(DSP) Updated definition.
1.2.3.20 Wife Pension (WP) - Description Updated reference.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated supplementary assistance table.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated description.
1.2.5.12 Deleted Removed content.
3.2.7.40 Approved Courses of Study for YA Clarified policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Clarified policy.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated policy re Defence Force Reserves duty.
3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability Updated policy reference.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated terminology.
3.6.1.45 Qualification for DSP - After 2 Years on Income Support with Suitable Training Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.1.67 Sustainability of Work & DSP - 15 Hour Rule Added policy reference.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.6.2 Assessment for DSP Updated reference.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Updated to reflect legislative changes
3.6.2.110 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 30 Hour Rule Updated reference.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Updated references.
3.8.1.90 Temporary Accommodation & RA Clarified respite care conditions.
3.8.3.20 PES Qualifying Study for Tertiary Students Updated policy.
3.8.7.10 TAL - Qualification & Payability Updated reference.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.8.14.10 Qualification for Training Supplement Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.8.14.20 Payability of Training Supplement Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.8.14.30 Start Day for Training Supplement Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.8.14.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Training Supplement Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
3.8.14.50 Job Seeker Compliance for Training Supplement Updated to reflect cessation of training supplement.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) Clarified policy.
4.6.5.75 Treatment of Superannuation & Roll-over Investments Under the Assets Test Updated exemption conditions.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated reference.
6.2.5.03 DSP - Application of DSP Qualification Rules at Review Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.2.5.15 DSP - General Provisions for Service Updates Updated policy.
6.2.5.18 DSP - Manual Medical/Work Capacity Service Update Reviews Updated policy.
8.1.1.60 Deemed Claims Updated to prefect notices under section 13 should be issued retrospectively where appropriate.
8.1.4.50 Disability & Carer - Documentation Required Updated to prefect legislative change.
9.4.2 Providing an AoS Updated policy.
9.4.4 AoS - Value of Securities Moved previous content to 9.4.4.10.
9.4.4.10 AoS - Lodgement of Security New page, contains policy previously found in 9.4.4.
9.4.4.20 AoS - Release of Security New page.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 11 August 2011 (v1.179)

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1.1.A.90 Advanced impairment (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.A.327 Australian Government Actuary (AGA) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.102 CDEP participant Updated definition.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Participant Supplement (CPS) Updated definition.
1.1.C.190 Cognitive functions (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.C.300 Congenital (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.D.50 Degenerative medical condition (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.G.60 Grandfathering arrangements (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.I.05 Immediate, acute or complex needs (DSP, NSA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.P.360 Preparatory, prevocational training (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.T.105 Total net investment loss (YA) Clarified policy.
2.2.9 Retirement & Widows Verification Clarified verification requirements for bereavement allowance.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Updated for historical reserve amounts.
3.4.3.60 Continuation, Variation or Termination of WA Updated policy.
3.8.1.80 Government Rent & RA Updated list of state housing authorities.
3.8.1.104 Special RA Rules for Young Single People Clarified policy.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, PA, WP, WA & PPP Clarified EdEP rules for NSA recipients.
3.8.16.10 Qualification for Student Start-up Scholarship Clarified policy.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.9.50 Current Family Actual Means Test - Current Family Actual Means Test Assessment Updated policy
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Clarified policy regarding approved personal care support schemes.
4.4 Deeming Provisions Updated whole chapter to clarify policy.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated exempt funeral investment threshold.
6.3.8.20 RA Overpayments Clarified policy.
8.4.2.20 Hardship Advance Payment Updated how hardship advance payment is recovered.
11.1.1.20 Outline of Income Management Measures Updated policy.
11.1.3.10 Guiding Principles of Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.13 Reviews & Appeals under Income Management Updated reference.
11.1.14.30 Principal Carer Exemptions from Income Management - Financial Vulnerability Test Updated policy.
11.1.14.70 Exemptions from Income Management for People Who Are Not Principal Carers of Children Updated policy.
11.2.1 Cape York Welfare Reforms - Overview Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.2.3 Conditions that Result in Individual being Subject to Income Management under the Cape York Initiative Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.2.3.20 Voluntary Income Management under the Cape York Initiative Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.2.5.10 Category P Welfare Payment Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.2.5.20 Category R Welfare Payment Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.2.5.30 Category Q Welfare Payment Updated to reflect extension of Cape York welfare reforms.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM areas Removed reference to annual audit regarding postcodes.
11.7.4 Conditions to be Satisfied to Enter a VIM Agreement Updated policy.
11.7.8.20 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement for Other Reasons Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 July 2011 (v1.178)

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1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
1.1.A.125 Allowable income for low income HCC (LIC) Clarified definition.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated for indexation.
1.1.C.108 Centrelink Psychologist (DSP, NSA) (deleted - see 1.1.D.58) Removed content.
1.1.C.330 Continuing inability to work (CITW) (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.D.58 Department of Human Services psychologist (DSP, NSA) New definition.
1.1.D.65 Dependant (HCC) Updated definition.
1.1.E.30 Educational, vocational & on-the-job training (DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.E.104 Employment services assessment (ESAt) New definition.
1.1.F.170 Fourteen hours rule for HCC only CA (child) (CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.F.240 Fully diagnosed, treated & stabilised (FDTS) (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.H.60 Health Professional Advisory Unit (HPAU) Updated definition.
1.1.H.71 Home internet connection (TAL) (deleted - see 3.8.7.10) Removed content.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Updated definition.
1.1.I.190 Intermittent condition (fluctuating or episodic) (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.J.10 Job capacity assessment (JCA) Updated definition.
1.1.J.20 Job capacity assessor Updated definition.
1.1.M.30 Manifest (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.M.90 Medical condition (DSP, SA, CP, CA, Partial capacity to work) Clarified definition.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, CP, Partial capacity to work) Clarified definition.
1.1.M.110 Medical examination (DSP, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.52 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.53 Parenting payment (single) (PPS) Updated definition.
1.1.P.56 Partial capacity to work (NSA, YA (job seeker), PP & SpB (NVH)) Updated definition.
1.1.P.260 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Updated definition.
1.1.P.340 PP child (PP) Updated definition.
1.1.S.10 Safety net (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Updated definition and rates.
1.1.S.260 Specialist assessment New definition.
1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.U.55 Unsuitable work (NSA,YA) Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP) Updated definition.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated policy.
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.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.5.20 Determining Living Separately & Apart Clarified policy.
2.2.11 Disability & Carer Verification Updated policy.
3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments Updated whole section.
3.1.14 Work Bonus Updated whole section.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.6.20 Rules that Determine the Need to Live Away from Home for YA Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply to? Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.9.190 Suitable Activity - Quarterly Interview Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated policy.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Clarified policy.
3.4.5.30 Calculating the Maximum PLS Loan Clarified policy.
3.5.1.15 Qualification for PP - Transitional Arrangements Updated policy.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.5.1.220 Participation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated for introduction of employment services assessment process.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.1.10 Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.30 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.40 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.1.42 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 15 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.
3.6.1.80 Incentive Allowance & DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2 Assessment for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.15 Specialist Assessments for DSP New page.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.50 Assessment of People with Intellectual Impairments for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.100 DSP Assessment of Impairment Ratings Clarified policy.
3.6.2.110 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 30 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Clarified policy.
3.6.2.120 Identification of Barriers & Interventions (DSP) Updated terminology.
3.6.2.130 DSP Assessment of Ability to Undertake Training - 30 Hour Rule (deleted - see 3.6.2.110) Removed content.
3.6.2.132 DSP Assessment of Ability to Undertake Training - 15 Hour Rule (deleted - see 3.6.2.112) Removed content.
3.6.3 Guide to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP Updated policy.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Added SSAct reference.
3.6.7.90 Qualification during Temporary Absence of a Child from the Private Home - HCC only CA (child) Updated terminology.
3.6.7.180 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CA Updated terminology.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated policy.
3.9.1.80 Start Day for HCC Clarified policy.
4.2.5 CP Income & Assets Tests Clarified policy.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated thresholds.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated thresholds.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated thresholds.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated thresholds.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated thresholds.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated thresholds.
4.7.1.30 Assessment of Business Deductions & Losses for Sole Traders & Partnerships Clarified policy.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Updated policy.
4.9.2.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Test Exempt Income Streams Updated policy.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated policy.
4.9.5.60 Pension Valuation Factors & Percentage Factors for Allocated & Account Based Income Streams Updated policy.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated for indexation.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated for indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated for indexation.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments 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 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.
4.14 Means Test Concessions for Special Disability Trusts Updated policy in whole section.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Updated policy.
6.8 Payment Pending Review New page.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect new portability and residency rules for DSP.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated to reflect new portability and residency rules for DSP.
9.4.3.30 AoS - Minimum Income Requirements Clarified policy.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Clarified policy.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated Bodies Clarified policy.
9.4.4 AoS - Lodgement of Security Updated policy.
9.4.6 AoS Period Updated page - previous content moved to 9.4.6.05.
9.4.6.05 Duration of the AoS Period New page - content previously found in 9.4.6.
9.4.6.20 Transfer of an AoS New page.
10.28 Agreement with the Czech Republic New chapter.
11.1.14.10 Overview of Exemptions from Income Management Updated policy.
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-age Children Updated policy.
11.1.14.90 Reassessing Exemptions from Income Management (deleted - see page) Removed content.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 16 May 2011 (v1.177)

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1.1.A.50 Acute medical condition (DSP, CA, SA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.A.110 Aged care Updated definition.
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (YA (full-time student), Austudy, PES) Added details regarding undertaking an internship.
1.1.A.356 Average weekly earnings Moved content to 1.1.A.370.
1.1.C.107 Centrelink Disability Officer (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.D.210 Disposal of assets Updated policy reference.
1.1.F.155 Flag-lifting agreement Updated definition.
1.1.I.40 Income, income amount Updated definition.
1.1.I.130 Industrial instrument (PES) Updated definition.
1.1.M.136 Merit & equity-based scholarship Updated definition.
1.1.P.90 Part-time employment (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.R.60 Recent claimant (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.S.67 Secondary studies (DOP) Updated definition.
1.1.S.260 Specialist employment services (NSA, DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.S.440 Supportive employment (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.W.50 Work Ability Tables (WATS) (DSP) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.W.70 Work capacity assessor (DSP, NSA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.1.W.80 Work capacity assessment (DSP, NSA) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
1.2.11.10 Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment (MSP) - Description Updated links.
2.2.5.13 Registered Relationships Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Clarified residence requirements.
3.8.1.90 Temporary Accommodation & RA Added further information regarding temporary accommodation following a natural disaster.
3.10.5.70 Taxable Income Events (deleted - see page) Removed content.
3.10.5.80 Maintenance Income Events (deleted - see page) Removed content.
3.11 Debts under the SSAct before 01/07/2001 Added explanation of 1 July 2001 legislative change.
3.14 Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund Updated policy.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - Family Assets Test & Limits Updated assets test limit.
4.3.8 Income from Property Updated introduction.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Added information regarding HELP exempt places and Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund grants.
4.6.4.30 Assessing Retirement Villages Added information about moving to residential care.
4.6.4.60 Granny Flats - Reasonable Value Conversion Factors Updated conversion factor tables.
4.6.5.60 Assessing Loans & Guarantor Arrangements Clarified policy.
4.6.5.70 Assessing Insurance Bonds & Policies Updated terminology.
4.6.6.20 Overseas Real Estate, Partner's Share of a Business & Assets Not Readily Accessible Updated terminology.
4.6.7 Asset Hardship Rules Updated introduction.
4.6.7.20 Effect of Deprivation on Eligibility & Rate Updated terminology.
4.7.2.30 Treatment of Assessable Assets - Private & Unlisted Public Companies - Not Assessed Under New T & C Rules Clarified policy.
4.7.5.30 Business Requirements & Fringe Benefits Clarified policy.
4.9.2.40 Commuting an Asset-Test Exempt Income Stream Clarified policy regarding commuting an asset-test exempt income stream.
4.9.3.20 Assets Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified assessment of income streams - frozen funds.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect introduction of permanent debt relief for ATE income streams.
4.12.7.40 Distributions of the Income of a Private Trust or Private Company to an Attributable Stakeholder Clarified policy.
4.12.8.10 Reassessments of a Controlled Private Trust or Controlled Private Company Clarified policy.
4.12.8.20 Overpayments Relating to Controlled Private Trusts & Controlled Private Companies Clarified policy.
4.12.9.20 Resignations from a Controlled Private Trust or Controlled Private Company Before 01/01/2002 Clarified policy.
5.5.6 Samples of Asset Test Hardship Calculations Updated introduction.
6.1.2.110 Reviews - Hardship Cases Updated terminology.
6.2.5.10 DSP - General Provisions for Medical Review (prior to 06/12/2003) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
6.2.5.20 DSP - Automatic Reviews (prior to 06/12/2003) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
6.2.5.30 DSP - Manual Reviews (prior to 06/12/2003) (deleted - see page) Removed content.
6.7 Debt Provisions under the SSAct from 1/7/2001 Added explanation of 1 July 2001 legislative change.
6.7.3.60 Waiver of a Small Debt Clarified policy.
10.8.8.60 Exempt Payments - Agreement with the Netherlands Added exempt payment, Health Care Allowance - Zorgtoeslag.
11.1.3.90 Unrestricted Direct Payment under Income Management Clarified how unrestricted direct payments - arrears are to be paid.
11.1.14.30 Parental Exemptions from Income Management - Financial Vulnerability Test Removed information titled 'Processes & procedures'.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-age Children Updated special circumstances for attendance.
11.7.8.20 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement for Other Reasons Clarified when person ceases to be in receipt of a trigger payment.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified policy

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rates.
1.1.C.215 Company - public & private Updated definition and moved content to 1.1.C.220, page removed.
1.1.C.220 Comparable foreign payment Moved content to 1.1.C.230.
1.1.C.262 Compensation recovery charge Moved content to 1.1.C.270.
1.1.C.265 Compulsorily preserved superannuation benefits (CPSB) Moved content to 1.1.C.280.
1.1.F.25 Family Assets (YA) Moved content to 1.1.F.20.
1.1.F.55 Family law affected income stream Moved content to 1.1.F.50.
1.1.F.61 Family member (CA) adult Moved content to 1.1.F.70.
1.1.I.38 Income, income amount Moved content to 1.1.I.40.
1.1.M.35 Market value Moved content to 1.1.M.40.
1.1.N.15 Near relative Moved content to 1.1.N.20.
1.1.N.55 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Moved content to 1.1.N.50.
1.1.R.145 Remote area (RAA) Moved content to 1.1.R.150.
1.1.S.345 Statement reporter Moved content to 1.1.S.350.
1.1.Y.30 Youth allowance job seeker Moved content to 1.1.Y.20.
1.2.7.140 Youth Disability Supplement (YDS) - Description Updated rate.
3.1.4.15 Person Undertaking a Course of Rehabilitation Moved content to 3.1.4.20.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated terminology.
3.4.4.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Moved content to 3.4.4.60.
3.4.4.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for WidB Moved content to 3.4.4.70.
3.4.4.90 Continuation, Variation or Termination of WidB Moved content to 3.4.4.80.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Clarified payment of arrears of rent assistance.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Updated names of NSW Rent Relief Schemes.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated rates.
4.1.4 Deprivation Related to Trusts & Private Companies before 01/01/2002 Added policy reference.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Added information relating to South Australian ex-gratia payments to former residents of state care.
4.3.4.20 Definition of Leave for the IMP Included additional act reference.
4.7.1.40 Assessment of Assets for Sole Traders Clarified valuation of real estate.
4.7.1.50 Assessment of Assets for Partnerships Clarified valuation of real estate.
4.7.4.20 Primary Production Aggregation Assessment for Sole Traders & Partnerships Clarified policy.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated rates.
4.12.10.10 Disposal of Assets to a Private Trust or Private Company Before 01/01/2002 Updated policy references.
4.13.1.40 Effect of Compensation on Farm Household Support Act Payments & the Sugar Industry Assistance Package Deleted content.
4.13.1.50 Exemptions from the Compensation Provisions Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.45 Student Start-up Scholarship - Current Rate Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Removed grandfathered rate.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.10 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 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 - July 1942 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.40 RA (families with children) - December 1987 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession - Historical Rates January 1990 to Present Date Added information relating to grandfathered 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.
10.3 Agreement with the United Kingdom Removed content.
10.8.5.10 Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.27 Agreement with former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia New chapter.
11.1.3.40 Treatment of Arrears under Income Management Clarified policy.

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1.1.L.40 Levels of tertiary courses (YA, Austudy, PES) Clarified levels of tertiary courses.
1.1.R.115 Relevant day (Northern Territory CDEP transition payment) Updated to reflect Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment is no longer available and information is for historical purposes only.
1.2.6.30 Crisis Payment (CrP) - Description Updated background information.
1.2.9 Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment - Description Updated to reflect Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment is no longer available and information is for historical purposes only.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during Temporary Cessation of Care Updated terminology in 'Absences exceeding 63 days'.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA Added additional references to the SS(Admin)Act.
3.7.4.35 Qualification for CrP - Humanitarian Entrant Amended act reference.
3.13 Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment Updated whole section to reflect Northern Territory CDEP Transition Payment is no longer available and information is for historical purposes only.
11.1.3.90 Unrestricted Direct Payment under Income Management Added information on unrestricted direct payments and arrears.
11.1.7.20 Meeting Priority Needs under Income Management Added additional example of housing.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-age Children Clarified policy on part day absences.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified situations where VIM is suspended or cancelled.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 7 February 2011 (v1.174)

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1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seeker)) Updated early school leaver participation requirements.
1.1.C.25 Care situations Added note regarding income support recipients receiving substantial care in supported residential service facilities.
1.1.M.20 Major disaster (AGDRP) Updated to reflect the transfer of responsibility for AGDRP from the Minister for FaHCSIA to the Attorney-General.
1.1.S.435 Supported residential services New definition.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated to reflect the transfer of responsibility for AGDRP from the Minister for FaHCSIA to the Attorney-General.
2.2.11 Disability & Carer Verification Updated verification process for permanent blindness.
3.1.1.10 Residence Requirements Updated policy.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated to reflect New Zealand citizens access to working age income support payments.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated to reflect New Zealand citizens access to working age income support payments.
3.2.4 YA Exemption from Full-time Education/Training for Under 18s Added act references.
3.2.4.10 General Provisions for YA Exemptions for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.20 Temporary Incapacity Activity Test Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.30 Physical, Psychiatric or Intellectual Disability or Learning Difficulty Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.40 Pre & Post-natal Activity Test Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.60 Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.70 Caring Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.80 Part-time Study or Work Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.90 Major Personal Crisis Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.100 Stability of Residence Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.110 Major Disruptions of the Home Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.120 Substance Abuse Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.130 Refugee Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.140 Community Service/Justice Order Exemption for Under 18s Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.2.4.150 Exemption for Job Seeker Assistance or Case Management for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.4.160 Other Special Circumstance Exemption for Under 18s Clarified policy.
3.2.11.90 Activity Test for YA Early School Leavers - Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Clarified early school leaver participation requirements.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated to reflect New Zealand citizens access to working age income support payments.
3.7.2.90 SpB for Disaster Victims Updated to reflect the transfer of responsibility for AGDRP from the Minister for FaHCSIA to the Attorney-General.
3.7.3 AGDRP - Qualification & Payability Updated whole section to reflect the transfer of responsibility for AGDRP from the Minister for FaHCSIA to the Attorney-General.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Updated to reflect the transfer of responsibility for AGDRP from the Minister for FaHCSIA to the Attorney-General.
9.1.2.40 New Zealand Citizens Updated to reflect changes for New Zealand citizens from 26 February 2011.
9.2.6 Visa subclass 444 Special Category Updated policy.
11.6.2 Payments Income Managed under the Long-term Welfare Payments Recipients Measure Corrected name of income management measure in first paragraph.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 January 2011 (v1.173)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figures.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated dependency limit.
1.1.H.74 Homelessness New definition.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage Award rate (YA, DSP) Updated policy.
3.1.5.70 The Lump Sum Bereavement Payment - Member of a Couple Clarified policy.
3.1.5.80 LBP Example Calculations - Members of a Couple Living Together Updated terminology.
3.1.5.90 LBP Example Calculations - Members of a Couple where Separated due to Illness or Respite Care or Death of Both Members of a Couple Updated terminology.
3.1.13.50 Compliance Failures & Penalties - General Rules Updated policy.
3.1.13.80 Unemployment Non-payment Periods Updated policy.
3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA & DSP as an Independent Young Person Clarified policy.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Updated policy.
3.2.7.40 Approved Courses of Study for YA Clarified policy in relation to Masters and Doctorate level studies.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Clarified policy in relation to Masters and Doctorate level studies.
3.8.9.40 Change in Circumstances during the Study Year for FAA Clarified policy.
3.8.15.10 Qualification for Relocation Scholarship Updated policy.
3.14 Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund New chapter.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Clarified parental income test reduction amount.
4.2.9.40 Family Actual Means Test - Application of the Test Clarified family actual means test reduction amount.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) 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.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Added information relating to the Earnings Credit Scheme and historical changes to income test thresholds.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.4.40 DOP - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.2.1.20 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.
5.2.4.60 DOP Rates - 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.
5.4.3 PhA Advance Payment Updated terminology.
11.1.7.50 Establishing Priority Needs for People Who Are Homeless Added link to definition of homelessness.
11.1.9.10 Third Party Contracts under Income Management Added details of treatment of door-to-door salespeople.
11.1.12.100 Reinstatement of Income Management Arrangements after a Period of Cancellation of Payments Clarified treatment of cancelled versus terminated payments.
11.1.14.10 Overview of Exemptions from Income Management Clarified ability of parents to receive exemption.