Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2012

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 12 November 2012 (v1.191)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Changed to reflect biannual reporting.
1.1.D.235 Domestic and/or family violence (CrP) Removed Act reference.
1.1.E.160 Exchange trading system Updated terminology.
1.1.I.140 Ineligible homeowner Clarified definition of ineligible homeowners.
1.1.P.60 Partner income free area Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.2.5.20 Carer Payment (CP) - Description Updated terminology.
1.2.7.120 Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA) - Description Updated terminology.
3.1.10.70 Review of SEAM Suspension or Cancellation Updated terminology.
3.1.5.20 General Information about Bereavement Payments Updated policy information.
3.2.1.30 Waiting Periods for NSA Updated policy information.
3.7.1.100 Notification & Recipient Obligations for SpB Updated notification list.
3.7.4.50 Payability of CrP - Extreme Circumstances (domestic & family violence) Added an example.
3.7.5.70 Study for SpB Recipients Updated terminology.
3.8.12 SCA - Qualification & Payability Updated terminology.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated Exchange trading systems information.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated policy information.
4.3.3.70 Income from General Employee Entitlements & Redundancy Scheme (GEERS) Updated legislative information.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) Updated legislative information.
4.3.4.20 Definition of Leave for the IMP Updated legislative information.
4.3.6.10 Income from Overseas Payments - General Rules Clarified policy.
4.3.9.30 Income from Personal Injury Insurance Schemes Clarified policy.
6.1.7 Steps in the Social Security Review & Appeals System Updated policy information.
6.7.2.50 Debt Recovery by Garnishee Notice Clarified notification.
6.8 Payment Pending Review Updated terminology.
9.2.2.50 Visa subclass 104 Preferential Family - pre 1/11/99 Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.60 Visa Subclass 105 Skilled - Australian Linked (was Concessional Family) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.70 Visa Subclass 106 Regional - Linked Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.80 Visa Subclass 110 Interdependency Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.100 Visa Subclass 113 Aged Parent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.150 Visa Subclass 118 Designated Parent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.170 Visa Subclass 120 Labour Agreement Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.190 Visa Subclass 122 Business (Joint Venture) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.200 Visa Subclass 123 Business (General) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.220 Visa Subclass 125 Distinguished Talent & Special Service Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.230 Visa Subclass 126 Independent Entrant Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.240 Visa Subclass 127 Business Owner Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.250 Visa Subclass 128 Senior Executive Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.260 Visa Subclass 129 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.270 Visa Subclass 130 State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.280 Visa Subclass 131 Investment - Linked Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.290 Visa Subclass 132 Business Talent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.300 Visa Subclass 134 Skill Matching Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.310 Visa Subclass 135 State/Territory - Nominated Independent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.320 Visa Subclass 136 Skilled Independent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.330 Visa Subclass 137 Skilled State/Territory - Nominated Independent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.340 Visa Subclass 138 Skilled Australian Sponsored Added repealed visa information.
9.2.2.350 Visa Subclass 139 Skilled - Designated Area Sponsored Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.10 Visa Subclass 150 Former Citizen Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.30 Visa Subclass 152 Family of New Zealand Citizen Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.40 Visa Subclass 154 Resident Return Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.60 Visa Subclass 156 Resident Return Class C Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.80 Visa Subclass 158 Resident Return Class E Added repealed visa information.
9.2.3.110 Visa Subclass 161 Senior Executive (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.3.120 Visa Subclass 162 Investor (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.3.130 Visa Subclass 163 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.3.140 Visa Subclass 164 State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.3.150 Visa Subclass 165 State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.3.190 Visa Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Updated visa information.
9.2.3.200 Visa Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Updated visa information.
9.2.3.210 Visa Subclass 188 Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.4.60 Visa Subclass 205 Camp Clearance Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.70 Visa Subclass 206 Lebanese Concession Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.80 Visa Subclass 207 Soviet Concession Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.90 Visa Subclass 208 East Timorese in Portugal, Macau or Mozambique Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.100 Visa Subclass 209 Citizens of the Former Yugoslavia - Displaced Persons Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.110 Visa Subclass 210 Minorities of Former USSR Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.120 Visa Subclass 211 Burmese in Burma Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.130 Visa Subclass 212 Sudanese Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.140 Visa Subclass 213 Burmese in Thailand Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.150 Visa Subclass 214 Cambodian Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.160 Visa Subclass 215 Sri Lankan (Special Assistance) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.170 Visa Subclass 216 Ahmadi Added repealed visa information.
9.2.4.180 Visa Subclass 217 Vietnamese Added repealed visa information.
9.2.5.20 Visa Subclass 301 Australian Requirement Added repealed visa information.
9.2.5.50 Visa Subclass 305 Interdependency Added repealed visa information.
9.2.5.70 Visa Subclass 310 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated visa information.
9.2.6.01 Visa Subclass 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) Updated visa information.
9.2.6.02 Visa Subclass 402 Training & Research Updated visa information.
9.2.6.03 Visa Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Updated visa information.
9.2.6.05 Visa Subclass 405 Investment Retirement Updated visa information.
9.2.6.06 Visa subclass 406 Government Agreement Updated visa information.
9.2.6.10 Visa Subclass 410 Retirement Updated visa information.
9.2.6.20 Visa Subclass 411 Exchange Updated visa information.
9.2.6.30 Visa Subclass 415 Foreign Government Agency Updated visa information.
9.2.6.60 Visa Subclass 418 Educational Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.70 Visa Subclass 419 Visiting Academic Updated visa information.
9.2.6.80 Visa Subclass 420 Temporary Work (Entertainment) - Previously Subclass 420 Entertainment (Temporary) Updated visa information.
9.2.6.90 Visa Subclass 421 Sport Updated visa information.
9.2.6.100 Visa Subclass 422 Medical Practitioner Updated visa information.
9.2.6.110 Visa Subclass 423 Media & Film Staff Updated visa information.
9.2.6.120 Visa Subclass 424 Public Lecturer Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.130 Visa Subclass 425 Family Relationship Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.140 Visa Subclass 426 Domestic Worker (Temporary) - Diplomatic or Consular Updated visa information.
9.2.6.150 Visa Subclass 427 Domestic Worker (Temporary) - Executive Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.160 Visa Subclass 428 Religious Worker Updated visa information.
9.2.6.170 Visa Subclass 430 Supported Dependant Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.180 Visa subclass 431 Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.190 Visa Subclass 432 Expatriate (Temporary) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.200 Visa Subclass 434 PRC-TEP Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.210 Visa Subclass 435 Sri Lankan - TEP Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.220 Visa Subclass 436 Lebanese - TEP Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.230 Visa Subclass 437 PRC - TEP Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.240 Visa Subclass 439 Pilot Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.250 Visa Subclass 440 December 89 Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.260 Visa Subclass 442 Occupational Trainee Updated visa information.
9.2.6.270 Visa Subclass 443 Citizens of Former Yugoslavia Added repealed visa information.
9.2.6.290 Visa Subclass 445 Dependent Child Updated visa information.
9.2.6.300 Visa Subclass 446 Confirmatory (Temporary) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.10 Visa Subclass 450 Resolution of Status - Family Member (Temporary) Updated visa information.
9.2.7.30 Visa Subclass 456 Business - Short Stay (Temporary) Updated visa information.
9.2.7.40 Visa Subclass 457 (Temporary) Work (Skilled) - Previously Subclass 457 Business Long Stay (Temporary) Updated visa information.
9.2.7.45 Visa Subclass 459 Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) Updated visa information.
9.2.7.70 Visa Subclass 470 Professional Development (Temporary) Updated visa information.
9.2.7.80 Visa Subclass 471 Trade Skills Training Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.122 Visa Subclass 488 Superyacht Crew Updated visa information.
9.2.7.130 Visa Subclass 490 Evacuation (Temporary) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.140 Visa Subclass 495 Skilled - Independent Regional (Provisional) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.150 Visa Subclass 496 Skilled - Area Sponsored (Provisional) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.160 Visa Subclass 497 Graduate Skilled Added repealed visa information.
9.2.7.170 Visa Subclass 499 Olympic (Support) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.9.10 Visa Subclass 675 Medical Treatment (Short Stay) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.9.20 Visa Subclass 676 Tourist (Short Stay) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.8.30 Visa Subclass 563 Student Added repealed visa information.
9.2.9.50 Visa Subclass 686 Tourist (Long Stay) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.10.30 Visa Subclass 780 Refugee A Added repealed visa information.
9.2.10.40 Visa Subclass 781 Refugee B Added repealed visa information.
9.2.10.50 Visa Subclass 783 Old PRC Spouse (Temporary) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.10.60 Visa Subclass 784 Domestic Protection Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.40 Visa Subclass 803 Refugee Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.60 Visa Subclass 805 Skilled Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.70 Visa Subclass 806 Family Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.80 Visa Subclass 807 Humanitarian Grounds Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.90 Visa Subclass 808 Confirmatory (Residence) Updated visa information.
9.2.11.100 Visa Subclass 810 Refugee (Permanent) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.110 Visa Subclass 811 Refugee Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.120 Visa Subclass 812 Dec 89 Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.140 Visa Subclass 815 PRC (Permanent) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.150 Visa Subclass 816 Skilled Former Refugee Applicants Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.160 Visa Subclass 817 Protection Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.170 Visa Subclass 818 Highly Qualified (Onshore) Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.180 Visa Subclass 819 Aged Parent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.200 Visa Subclass 822 Family Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.210 Visa Subclass 823 Economic Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.230 Visa Subclass 827 Refugee D Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.240 Visa Subclass 828 Applicant for Temporary Residence Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.250 Visa Subclass 829 Applicant for Permanent Residence Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.260 Visa Subclass 830 Applicant for Permanent Residence Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.270 Visa Subclass 831 Prospective Marriage Spouse Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.280 Visa Subclass 832 Close Ties Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.290 Visa Subclass 833 Certain Unlawful Non-Citizens Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.350 Visa Subclass 840 Business Owner Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.360 Visa subclass 841 Senior Executive Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.370 Visa Subclass 842 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.380 Visa Subclass 843 State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.390 Visa subclass 844 Investment-Linked Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.400 Visa Subclass 845 Established Business in Australia Added repealed visa information.
9.2.11.410 Visa subclass 846 State/Territory Sponsored Regional Established Business in Australia Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.50 Visa Subclass 855 Labour Agreement Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.70 Visa Subclass 857 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.90 Visa Subclass 859 Designated Parent Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.100 Visa Subclass 861 Skilled Independent New Zealand Citizen Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.110 Visa Subclass 862 Skilled Australian Sponsored New Zealand Citizen Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.120 Visa Subclass 863 Skilled Designated Area - Sponsored New Zealand Citizen Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.150 Visa Subclass 880 Skilled - Independent Overseas Student Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.160 Visa Subclass 881 Skilled - Australian Sponsored Overseas Student Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.170 Visa Subclass 882 Skilled - Designated Area Added repealed visa information.
9.2.12.180 Visa Subclass 883 Skilled - Designated Area Sponsored (Residence) Added repealed visa information.
10.14.3.20 Benefits Payable under the Agreement with Germany Updated terminology.
11.1.1.40 Hierarchy of Income Management Measures Added Supporting People at Risk Measure information.
11.1.1.50 Trigger Payments for Income Management Added Supporting People at Risk Measure information.
11.1.10 Recovery of Debited Funds under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.10.10 Person Other than Payee Obtains Value for Non-endorsed Cheque under Income Management Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.1.10.20 Misuse of Vouchers & Stored Value Cards under Income Management Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.1.10.30 Repayment of Money Credited to an Income Management Account Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.1.10.40 Breach of Condition Relating to Crediting of Income Management Account (deleted - see 11.1.10.30) Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.1.10.50 Recovery of Funds under Income Management (deleted - see 11.1.10.60) Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.1.10.60 Value of Debits Exceeds Credit Balance of Income Management Account Updated to reflect legislative and policy.
11.4.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated new Voluntary Income Management area information.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM areas Added Voluntary Income Management area.
11.9 Supporting People at Risk Measure New section.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 September 2012 (v1.190)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated rates.
1.1.C.102 CDEP Scheme participant Updated definition.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) Updated definition.
1.1.C.104 CDEP Scheme payment Updated definition.
1.1.C.105 CDEP Scheme quarter Updated definition.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Updated definition.
1.1.P.58 Participation requirements (DSP) Clarified policy.
1.1.U.40 Unemployment due to misconduct (NSA, YA) Updated references.
1.2.7.100 Community Development Employment Projects Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) - Description Updated policy.
1.3.6 Act of Grace Payments Clarified policy.
3.2.9.70 Suitable Activity - Full-Time Work for the Dole Updated references.
3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programs, including Language, Literacy & Numeracy, & Indigenous programs such as CDEP & NEIS Updated policy.
3.2.9.180 Suitable Activity - Self-employment (Including Through NEIS) Updated policy.
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - Partnered Rate Updated references.
3.6.1.10 Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule Clarified participation requirements.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Clarified participation requirements.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Clarified participation exemptions.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Clarified commencement date of NARWP.
3.7.2.70 SpB for Young People Under 18 Years of Age Clarified policy.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian Citizen Children & Australian Permanent Resident Children in the Custody of a Non-permanent Resident Updated references.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Clarified policy.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Clarified policy.
3.9.1.45 Foster Child HCC Updated reference.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.15.3 LIS - Qualification & Payability Clarified 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.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1986 to Present Date Updated to reflect change to YA maximum age from 1 July 2012.
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 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.
9.1.2.130 People Trafficking Visa Framework (PTVF) Updated to reflect changes to the People Trafficking Visa Framework.
9.2.1.20 Visa Subclass WF 060 Bridging Visa F Updated to reflect changes to the People Trafficking Visa Framework.
9.2.10.90 Visa Subclass 787 Witness Protection (Trafficking) (Temporary) Updated to reflect visa no longer issued.
10.1.4.10 Lodging Claims Using an Agreement Updated list of agreement countries that accept claims under Australia's other agreements.
10.30 Agreement with Hungary New chapter.
10.100 Benefit - Finnish Glossary Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 10 August 2012 (v1.189)

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1.1.A.15 Accommodation bond, accommodation bond balance Updated to reflect extension of accommodation bonds to high care residential aged care from 1 July 2014.
1.1.A.18 Accommodation charge Updated definition.
1.1.G.70 Guaranteed amount (PLS) Clarified definition.
1.1.J.50 Jobless Families Trial participation requirements (PP) (deleted - see 1.1.S.438) Removed information.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Updated definition.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.R.270 Retirement village Updated definition.
1.1.S.70 Security (PLS) Updated terminology.
1.1.S.438 Supporting Jobless Families measure participation requirements (PP) New definition.
1.2.3.50 Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) - Description Updated policy.
3.1.10 Improving School Enrolment & Attendance through Welfare Reform Measure (SEAM) Revised whole section to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.13.100 Payment Pending Review - Compliance Framework Updated policy.
3.2.11.40 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Updated policy.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.30 Calculating the Maximum PLS Loan Updated policy.
3.4.5.50 Payability of PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.60 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for PLS Recipients Updated policy.
3.4.5.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.80 Continuation & Termination of PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.90 Repayment of the PLS Loan Updated policy.
3.4.5.100 Saved Cases - PLS before 10 July 1996 Updated terminology.
3.4.8.40 RAFS - Assessment under the Farmers' Income Test Updated terminology.
3.4.8.100 RAFS Provisions for Eligible Descendants Updated terminology.
3.5.1.164 Supporting Jobless Families Measure Participation Requirements (PP) Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Jobless Families measure.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Clarified policy.
4.1.7 Deprivation Related to Farm Transfers Updated terminology.
4.3.1.25 Determining the Assessable Income for Pensioners Below Age Pension Age Updated policy regarding treatment of leave payments.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated to reflect changes to the Western Australian Country Age Pension Fuel Card and the Western Australian Cost of Living Rebate Scheme.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Added details of new lump sums that have been specifically exempted under section 8 (11).
4.3.3.35 Employment Income for Pensioners Below Age Pension Age Updated policy regarding treatment of leave payments.
4.3.5.70 About DVA Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) Clarified policy regarding nil rate of social security pension or benefit.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated policy.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated to include accommodation bonds in high care residential aged care.
4.6.3.70 Exempting the Principal Home - Care Situations Updated to include rental income received by partner is exempt in certain circumstances.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Updated to take account of future increases of maximum basic rate (MBR) of pension.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.1.2.60 Reviews - Pension Loans Scheme Updated terminology.
8.1.1.20 Claim Lodgement - General Provisions Clarified policy.
9.2.2.160 Visa Subclass 119 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Updated policy.
9.2.2.180 Visa Subclass 121 Employer Nomination Updated policy.
9.2.3.100 Visa Subclass 160 Business Owner (Provisional) Updated policy.
9.2.3.170 Visa Subclass 175 Skilled - Independent Updated policy.
9.2.3.180 Visa Subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored Updated policy.
9.2.3.190 Visa Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme New page.
9.2.3.200 Visa Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme New page.
9.2.3.210 Visa Subclass 188 Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) New page.
9.2.3.220 Visa Subclass 189 Skilled Independent New page.
9.2.3.230 Visa Subclass 190 Skilled - Independent - Nominated New page.
9.2.6.290 Visa Subclass 445 Dependent Child Updated policy.
9.2.7.90 Visa Subclass 475 Skilled - Regional Sponsored Updated policy.
9.2.7.120 Visa Subclass 487 Skilled - Regional Sponsored Updated policy.
9.2.7.125 Visa Subclass 489 Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional) New page.
9.2.11.30 Visa Subclass 802 Child Updated policy.
9.2.12.60 Visa Subclass 856 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Updated policy.
9.2.12.70 Visa subclass 857 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Updated policy.
9.2.12.200 Visa Subclass 885 Skilled - Independent Updated policy.
9.2.12.210 Visa Subclass 886 Skilled - Sponsored Updated policy.
9.2.12.220 Visa Subclass 887 Skilled - Regional Updated policy.
9.2.12.225 Visa Subclass 888 Business Innovation & Investment New page.
9.2.12.230 Visa Subclass 890 Business Owner (Residence) Updated policy.
11.1.1.10 Background to Income Management Updated to reflect implementation of place-based income management.
11.1.1.20 Outline of Income Management Measures Updated to reflect implementation of place-based income management.
11.1.2.20 Financial Management Program Services Supporting Welfare Payments Reform Updated to reflect changes to Financial Management Support Services.
11.1.2.30 Centrelink Referral Process Updated to reflect changes to the title of the Financial Management Support Services.
11.1.5.50 Meeting Priority Needs through Transfers to Accounts Updated to reflect changes in nominee arrangements for income management.
11.1.10.10 Person Other than Payee Obtains Value for Non-endorsed Cheque under Income Management Updated to reflect changes in nominee arrangements for income management.
11.1.10.30 Repayment of Money Credited to an Income Management Account Added information regarding accounts credited in error.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from Income Management for People with School-age Children Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.3.2.30 Referral to Financial Management Program Services & MSP under the Child Protection Measure Updated to reflect changes to the title of the Financial Management Support Services.
11.3.3.10 Locations That Are Declared Child Protection States & Territories Updated to reflect implementation of place-based income management.
11.4.1.10 Background of the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.1.30 Referral to Financial Management Program Services & MSP under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect changes to the title of the Financial Management Support Services.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.2.20 Indicators of Vulnerability Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.2.30 Determination Process under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.2.40 Referral of Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient to Other Support Services (deleted - see 11.4.2.30) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.2.50 Reconsideration of a Person's Circumstances under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure (deleted - see 11.4.2.30) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.3 Payments Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.4.5.10 Reasons for Exit from the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.5.4.10 Reasons for Exit from the Disengaged Youth Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.6.4.10 Reasons for Exit from the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM Areas Updated to reflect implementation of place-based income management.
11.7.2.20 People Who Move Out of a Declared VIM Area Updated to reflect legislative changes.
11.7.8.20 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement for Other Reasons Updated to reflect legislative changes.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 July 2012 (v1.188)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated for 1 July indexation.
1.1.E.05 Early school leaver (YA) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.E.104 Employment services assessment (ESAt) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.G.58 Grandfathering arrangements (NSA) New page.
1.1.G.59 Grandfathering arrangements (SA) New page.
1.1.I.20 Imprisonment/in gaol Clarified scope of 'in gaol'.
1.1.L.100 Long term income support student (YA, Austudy) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.P.58 Participation requirements (DSP) New page.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.1.Y.20 Youth allowance job seeker Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
1.2.5.40 Mobility Allowance (MOB) - Description Updated to reflect DSP recipients retain eligibility for MOB if they work over 30 hours per week.
1.2.7.140 Youth Disability Supplement (YDS) - Description Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.1.4.05 Payability During Periods in Gaol or Psychiatric Confinement Clarified policy on 'being in gaol'.
3.1.4.10 Situations that Constitute Being in Gaol or Psychiatric Confinement Clarified policy on 'being in gaol'.
3.1.11.20 Working Credit Accrual Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.1.11.30 Working Credit Depletion Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.1.11.40 Working Credit Daily Calculation Examples Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.1.11.50 Working Credit Opening Balances & Carryovers Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.1.13.10 Types of Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect changes to reconnection failure and penalties.
3.1.13.30 Connection & Reconnection Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect changes to reconnection failure and penalties.
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated to reflect changes to job seeker compliance.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.3.40 Start Day for YA (Full-time Student or Australian Apprentice) Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of YA Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.4.60 Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Exemption for Under 18s Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.6.10 Qualification for Away from Home Rate of YA Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.7.50 YA Study-load - Part-time Students Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.7.60 YA Study-load - Full-time Secondary Students Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.7.100 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.9.120 Suitable Activity - Brokered or Unpaid Work Experience Placement Activities Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.2.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Work Experience Activity Requirement Updated to reflect introduction of compulsory activity phase.
3.2.10.30 Work Experience Activity Requirement - Work Experience Phase Updated to reflect introduction of compulsory activity phase.
3.2.10.40 Work Experience Activity Requirement - Compulsory Activity Phase New page.
3.4.4.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for WidB Changed Centrelink to Department of Human Services.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Clarified policy.
3.6.1.10 Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.30 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 30 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.40 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 30 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.42 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 15 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.67 Sustainability of Work & DSP Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.90 Notification & Recipient Obligations for DSP Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.1.102 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP - 15 Hour Rule (deleted - see 3.6.1.100) Removed information.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients New page.
3.6.1.120 Participation Requirement Exemptions for DSP Recipients New page.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Clarified manifest grants.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.5.20 Qualification for SA - Students Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated to reflect DSP recipients retain eligibility for MOB if they work over 30 hours per week.
3.6.7.175 Bereavement Provisions for CA Updated to reflect introduction of bereavement payment for CA (adult).
3.6.12.20 Overview of the ACL Questionnaire Scoring Regime Updated policy.
3.6.13 Carer Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect effect of nil rates due to employment income.
3.9.1.65 HCC Benefits Updated for introduction of essential medical equipment payment.
3.9.2.20 PCC Benefits Updated for introduction of essential medical equipment payment.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated for introduction of essential medical equipment payment.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Most Vulnerable People Clarified policy.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - Family Assets Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.8.50 Full-time Students - Personal Income Test, Limits & Student Income Bank Update to reflect changes to personal income test for full-time students.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentices Personal Income Test, Limits & Australian Apprentices Income Bank Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
4.2.8.60 Other YA Recipients - Personal Income Test & Limits Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated deeming thresholds.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated exempt funeral investment threshold.
4.7.1.30 Assessment of Business Deductions & Losses for Sole Traders & Partnerships Clarified circumstances when losses can be offset.
4.8.2.20 Early Release of Superannuation Updated to reflect the Department of Human Services role in early release of superannuation.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.14.3.30 4.14.3.30 Special Disability Trusts - Care & Accommodation Clarified policy.
4.14.3.35 Special Disability Trusts - Discretionary Spending Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated for 1 July indexation.
4.14.3.60 Waivers for Special Disability Trusts Updated for 1 July indexation.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.4.6.50 Repayment of Special Employment Advance Payments Changed repayment percentage for special employment advance payment to 15%.
5.5.2.10 Single Person Over 22 Years, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.2.20 Single Person Over 22 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.2.30 Single Person Over 22 Years, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight New page.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated for implementation of Building Australia's Future Workforce package.
7.1.1.10 Overview of Portability Legislation Updated to reflect 1 July 2012 changes to portability.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect 1 July 2012 changes to portability.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated to reflect 1 July 2012 changes to portability.
7.2.1.10 Departure & Arrival Notification Updated to reflect 1 July 2012 changes to portability.
7.2.1.30 Medical Examination for DSP Updated to reflect 1 July 2012 changes to portability.
8.3.2 Start Days for Early Claims Updated to reflect changes to early claims for newstart allowance.
9.2.2.130 Visa Subclass 116 Carer Updated for introduction of clean energy payments.
9.2.9.05 Visa Subclass 651 eVisitor New page.
9.2.11.320 Visa Subclass 836 Carer Updated for introduction of clean energy payments.
10.1.4.10 Lodging Claims Using an Agreement Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 June 2012 (v1.187)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.63 Adjusted taxable income (LIS) New page.
1.1.E.163 Excluded payment (LIS) New page.
1.1.I.92 Income year (LIS) New page.
1.2.12.30 Low Income Supplement (LIS) - Description New page.
1.2.12.40 Essential Medical Equipment Payment (EMEP) - Description New page.
2.2.14 Clean Energy Payments Verification New section.
3.6.3.20 Guidelines to Table 2 - Upper Limb Function Clarified policy.
3.15.3 LIS - Qualification & Payability New section.
3.15.4 EMEP - Qualification & Payability New section.
5.1.10.30 LIS - Current Rates New page.
5.1.10.40 EMEP - Current Rates New page.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Added low income supplement to list of non-taxable payments.
6.7.1.10 Debts Due to the Commonwealth Updated for introduction of low income supplement and essential medical equipment payment.
9.4.6.10 Cancellation of an AoS Updated AoS cancellation information.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated for introduction of clean energy payments.
11.1.4.10 Payment Nominees under Income Management Updated policy.
11.1.4.20 Excluded Part 3B Payment Nominees under Income Management

Clarified policy.

11.1.4.30 Removal of Payment Nominee Arrangements for Income Managed People Clarified policy.
11.1.4.40 Designated Nominees under Income Management (deleted) Removed content.
11.1.4.50 Record of Expenditure under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.4.60 Correspondence Nominees under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.6.40 Action Delegate Can Take to Enable a Third Person to Access a Person's Income Managed Funds Clarified policy.
11.1.14.30 Principal Carer Exemptions from Income Management - Financial Vulnerability Test 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.
11.2.3 Conditions that Result in Individual being Subject to Income Management under the Cape York Initiative Clarified policy.
11.3.2 Eligibility for Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.2.10 Written Notice to Apply Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.3.20 People Who Move Out of a Declared Child Protection State or Territory Clarified policy.
11.5.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Disengaged Youth Measure Clarified policy.
11.6.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 30 April 2012 (v1.186)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers) Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
1.1.A.79 Adult with a disability (CA, CP) Updated definition for carer payment.
1.1.C.170 Clean energy advance daily rate New page.
1.1.C.175 Clean energy advance period New page.
1.1.C.180 Clean energy advance top-up New page.
1.1.C.190 Clean energy payment New page.
1.1.T.145 Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) Updated definition.
1.2.12 Clean Energy Advance Payments - Description New section.
2.2.1.10 General Procedures for Verifying Identity Clarified policy.
2.2.1.20 Classifying POI Documents (deleted) Removed content.
2.2.1.30 Identity Verification Requirements (deleted) Removed content.
2.2.1.40 Persons Experiencing Difficulty with Identity Verification Removed information about POI for partnered persons.
2.2.5.13 Registered Relationships Added details regarding Queensland Civil Partnerships Act 2011.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.1.1.10 Residence Requirements Clarified policy regarding New Zealand citizens who non-protected SCV holders.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated policy regarding NARWP and low income health care card.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Test Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply to? Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.8.50 What Can Be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.9.20 Job Search - Overview Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.2.9.210 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.4.1.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Age Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.4.2.30 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WP Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.4.2.50 Continuation, Variation or Termination of WP Updated policy for death of a partner.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.4.4.60 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.4.9.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for BVA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated list of benefits that may be applicable.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated participation requirements for principal carers.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.6.4.38 Qualification for CP (child) - Short Term or Episodic Care Clarified qualification for a health care card.
3.6.4.39 Qualification for CP (child) - Extension to Short Term or Episodic Care Clarified qualification for a health care card.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for CP Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for SA Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
3.15 Clean Energy Payments - Qualification & Payability New chapter.
4.3.5.20 About DVA Service Pensions Updated policy.
4.3.5.30 About DVA Disability Pensions Updated policy.
4.3.5.40 About DVA War Widow/ers Pension, MRCA Death Benefits, SRCA Death Benefits & ISS Updated policy.
4.3.5.50 About DVA Adequate Means of Support Pension & DVA Orphans Pension Updated policy.
4.3.5.60 About DVA Compensation Payments Updated policy.
4.3.5.70 About DVA Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) Updated policy.
4.9.4.50 Deprivation Assessment for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated policy regarding AGA valuation.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Added information about clean energy advance.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
5.1.10 Clean Energy Household Assistance - Current Rates New section.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Updated policy.
5.5.6.50 Couple, 1 DSP Recipient, Partner Unemployed, Farm Producing No Income Updated terminology.
6.2.5.15 DSP - General Provisions for Service Updates Added information regarding date of effect of a cancellation decision.
6.7.1.10 Debts Due to the Commonwealth Updated for introduction of clean energy advance.
9.2.5.60 Visa Subclass 309 Spouse/Partner (Provisional) Updated policy regarding health care card eligibility.
9.2.5.70 Visa Subclass 301 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated policy regarding health care card eligibility.
9.2.11.190 Visa Subclass 820 Partner - Temporary (Previously Extended Eligibility (Spouse/Partner)) Updated policy regarding health care card eligibility.
9.2.11.220 Visa Subclass 820 Partner - Temporary (Previously Extended Eligibility (Spouse/Partner)) Updated policy regarding health care card eligibility.
10.16.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Chile Updated policy.
10.16.9.40 Former Residents - Agreement with Chile Updated policy.
10.20.9.20 Australia to Norway & Norway to Australia Updated policy.
10.24.4.10 Who can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Japansp Updated policy.
10.100 Benefit - Chilean Glossary Updated policy.
10.100 Benefit - Japanese Glossary Updated policy.
10.100 Benefit - Maltese Glossary Updated policy.
10.100 Lodgement - General Principles Glossary Updated policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 March 2012 (v1.185)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.130 Amount of disposition - assets & income Updated definition.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.C.240 Compensation Updated definition.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated dependency limit.
1.1.H.63 Higher ADAT score adult (CP (adult)) Clarified policy.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, CP, Partial capacity to work) Updated to reflect revised impairment tables.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Clarified provisional diagnosis by DHS psychologist.
3.6.3.120 Guidelines to Table 12 - Visual Function Added link to 3.6.2.20.
3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP Clarified qualification criteria.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Amended policy regarding date of effect of favourable decisions following review.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Clarified rent payments by third parties.
3.8.4.50 Continuation or Variation of the Financial Supplement Added note that no new loans are available from 1 January 2004.
3.8.4.60 Cessation of the Financial Supplement Added note that no new loans are available from 1 January 2004.
3.8.10.40 Notification & recipient obligations for CPS Updated income threshold.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.14 Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund Updated to reflect closure of scheme from 1 January 2012.
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 rate.
5.1.4.40 DOP - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.150 DSP - Current Rate Updated rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rate.
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.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated rates
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.20 Senior 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.
5.2.2.15 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 rates.
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.
5.2.5.20 CA, Child Disability Allowance & HCA - December 1974 to Present Date, DNCB 1987 to 1999 Updated rate.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules Clarified policy.
6.7.1.120 Debts Arising from Multiple Payments New page.
6.7.1.130 Debts Arising from False Identity New page.
6.7.2.50 Debt Recovery by Garnishee Notice Clarified garnishee rules.
6.7.3.30 Waiver for Administrative Error Debt Clarified interpretation of 'received in good faith'.
8.2.1 Transfers Added explanation of 'exceptional circumstances'.
9.4.1.40 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2008 Amend AoS details post 1 January 2012.
9.4.6.05 Duration of the AoS Period Amend AoS details post 1 January 2012.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated list of category I payments.
11.1.8.10 Non-contact by Income Managed Person at Initial Income Management Interview Clarified policy for placing people on income management where they do not attend the initial interview.
11.3.1 Overview of Child Protection Measure Updated overview.
11.3.3.10 Locations That Are Declared Child Protection States & Territories Updated Western Australian child protection areas.
11.3.5 Application of Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Updated policy.
11.3.5.10 Start Date for Income Management under the Child Protection Measure Clarified start date for income Management.
11.3.5.20 Ongoing Contact under the Child Protection Measure Updated policy.
11.3.5.30 Mid-point & Final Reviews under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.3.7.30 Review of Decision in Relation to Meeting Priority Needs of a Person under the Child Protection Measure Clarified policy.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Clarified policy.
11.7.1 VIM Measure - Overview Clarified description.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM areas Updated postcodes or declared income management areas in Western Australia.
11.7.3 VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.4 Conditions to be Satisfied to Enter a VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.4.20 Feasibility & Consideration of Other Relevant Matters for Purposes of VIM Clarified policy.
11.7.5 Payments Income Managed under the VIM Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.6 Application of Income Management under VIM Measure Revised whole section.
11.7.7 Review & Appeal Processes under the VIM Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.7.10 Review of Decision that a Person is Unable to Enter Into a VIM Agreement Clarified policy.
11.7.7.20 Review of Decision in Relation to Meeting the Priority Needs of a Person under VIM Clarified policy.
11.7.8.10 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement at the Person's Request Clarified policy.
11.7.8.20 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement for Other Reasons Clarified policy.
11.7.8.30 Person Opts Out of VIM Agreement (deleted) Removed content.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 9 February 2012 (v1.184)

Page Title Details
1.1.F.230 Full-time study (YA, Austudy, PES) Clarified policy in relation to assessment of tertiary full-time study load.
1.1.I.10 Impairment Tables (DSP) Updated policy reference.
1.1.P.210 Permanent blindness (DSP, Age) Updated act reference.
1.1.R.90 Recognised disability (CA (child)) Updated policy.
1.1.R.95 Recognised medical condition (CA) Updated list of medical conditions.
1.1.T.160 Treating doctor (DSP, SA) Updated policy.
1.1.V.50 Visual acuity (restricted field of vision) (DSP) Updated act reference.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason. Updated policy to reflect removal of exemption from the NARWP for provisional or temporary partner visa holders.
3.2.7.70 YA Study Load - Full-time Tertiary Students Clarified policy in relation to assessment of tertiary full-time study load.
3.2.11.40 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Added exemption for declared natural disasters.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Clarified policy in relation to assessment of tertiary full-time study load.
3.3.4.60 Assessing Tertiary Study-load for Austudy - Full-time Students Clarified policy in relation to assessment of tertiary full-time study load.
3.5.1.250 Participation Requirements Exemption - Special Circumstances (PP) Added exemption for declared natural disasters.
3.6.1.10 Qualification for DSP - 30 Hour Rule Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.1.45 Qualification for DSP - After 2 Years on Income Support with Suitable Training Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.1.65 Sustainability of Work & DSP - 30 Hour Rule (deleted - see 3.6.1.67) Removed content.
3.6.1.67 Sustainability of Work & DSP Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables.
3.6.3 Guidelines to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP Revised whole section.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated policy.
3.7.3.20 Determining the Rate of AGDRP Updated policy.
3.8.3.60 PES & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Updated terminology.
3.8.15.10 Qualification for Relocation Scholarship Clarified qualification for relocation scholarship.
3.9.1.40 HCC Provisions for Children & Dependants Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limit.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Updated hours of work for CP.
4.3.1.40 Determining the Rate of Income for PP Clarified policy.
4.9.1.50 History of the Treatment of Income Streams Updated policy.
5.1.4.50 DOP - Additional Component Updated policy.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Updated policy.
6.2.5.120 CA (child) - Disabilities & Medical Conditions Recognised for Review Purposes Only Remove reference to diabetes mellitus for children under 10 years.
10.1.4.10 Lodging Claims Using an Agreement Updated policy.
10.4.9.20 Australia to Italy & Italy to Australia Updated policy.
10.22.100 Korean Glossary - Benefit Updated policy.
10.23.100 Greek Glossary - Benefit Updated policy.
11.1.13 Reviews & Appeals under Income Management Removed reference to NTER.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient. Clarified policy.

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1.1.A.25 Accumulation phase (deleted) Removed content.
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (YA (full-time student), Austudy, PES) Updated to reflect introduction of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.D.250 Draw down phase (deleted) Removed content.
1.1.F.240 Fully diagnosed, fully treated & fully stabilised (FDTS) (DSP) Updated to reflect changes due to the introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
1.1.F.270 Functional capacity, functional impairment (DSP, SA) Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
1.1.H.50 Health professional (DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
1.1.J.50 Jobless Families Trial participation requirements (PP) New page.
1.1.I.10 Impairment tables (DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Updated National Training Wage schedule rate.
1.1.P.220 Permanent condition & permanent impairment (DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
1.1.Q.40 Qualifying study (Austudy, YA, PES, FAA) Amended reference to Ministerial determination.
1.1.T.28 Teenage parent trial participation requirements (PP) New page.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated 'Exemption from the NARWP'.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.5.10 Qualification for YA & DSP as an Independent Young Person Updated to reflect reduction of age of independence to 22.
3.2.5.30 Unreasonable to Live at Home (YA & DSP) Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.5.60 Parents Unable to Provide a Home (YA & DSP) Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Added policy for inner regional, outer regional, remote and very remote students.
3.2.6.10 Qualification for Away from Home rate of YA Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.7.40 Approved Courses of Study for YA Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.7.60 YA Study Load - Full-time Secondary Students Updated to reflect implementation of the Supporting Families with Teenagers measure from 1 January 2012.
3.2.9.200 Suitable Activity - National Green Jobs Corps Updated to reflect cessation of program.
3.4.9.10 Qualification for BVA Updated to reflect PP recipients may temporarily transfer to BVA.
3.5.1.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of PP Updated to reflect PP recipients may temporarily transfer to BVA.
3.5.1.164 Jobless Families Trial participation requirements (PP) New page.
3.5.1.165 Teenage Parent Trial participation requirements (PP) New page.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Changed break in activities from 3 weeks to 4 weeks.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Clarified evidence for young people with intellectual disability.
3.6.2.40 Assessment of Blindness for DSP Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
3.6.2.50 Assessment of People with Intellectual Impairments for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.2.100 DSP Assessment of Impairment Ratings Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Clarified interpretation of active participation in a program of support.
3.6.3 Guide to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Clarified commencement of the 14 week payment period to the carer after the care receiver is admitted permanently to an institution.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Clarified when the carer loses eligibility after the care receiver is admitted permanently to an institution.
3.6.13 Carer Supplement - Qualification & Payability Clarified DVA pensions.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated to reflect changed access to SpB for holders of provisional and temporary partner visas.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated to reflect changed access to SpB for holders of provisional and temporary partner visas.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Updated to reflect changed access to SpB for holders of provisional and temporary partner visas.
3.7.2.20 Substantial Change in Circumstances for SpB Updated to reflect changed access to SpB for holders of provisional and temporary partner visas.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Updated to reflect changed access to SpB for holders of provisional and temporary partner visas.
3.8.9.60 Payment of FAA Clarified policy.
3.8.15.20 Payability of Relocation Scholarship Updated policy.
3.8.16.20 Payability of Student Start-up Scholarship Updated policy.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Most Vulnerable People Clarified payment of RA and residential requirements.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Clarified family pool.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated details for Western Australian Government Cost of Living Rebate Scheme and Country Age Pension Fuel Card. Added details about parental leave pay.
4.8 Superannuation Funds Revised whole chapter.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated student income dependency limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated permissible child earnings.
4.13.2.30 Compensation Part of Lump Sum - 50% Rule Clarified policy.
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified policy.
4.13.2.70 Commencement of Lump Sum Preclusion Period Clarified policy.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.20 PhA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates Updated policy.
5.1.7.45 Student Start-up Scholarship - Current Rate Updated rates.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1986 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.50 PhA Rates - 01/11/90 to Present Date Updated rates.
6.2.5.03 DSP - Application of DSP Qualification Rules at Review Updated to reflect introduction of the revised Impairment Tables for DSP.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect ongoing residency requirement for DSP.
9.2.2 Visa subclass 100 Spouse/Partner Updated AoS requirement.
9.2.2 Visa subclass 110 Interdependency Updated AoS requirement.
9.2.5 Visa subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Temporary Updated AoS requirement.
9.2.5 Visa subclass 309 Spouse/Partner (Provisional) Updated to reflect removal of exemption from the NARWP.
9.2.5 Visa subclass 310 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated to reflect removal of exemption from the NARWP.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 801 Spouse/Partner Updated AoS requirement.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 820 Partner - Temporary (previously Extended Eligibility (Spouse/Partner)) Updated to reflect removal of exemption from the NARWP.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 826 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated to reflect removal of exemption from the NARWP.
9.2.11 Visa subclass 814 Interdependency Updated AoS requirement.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Updated to reflect legislative changes.
9.4.1.40 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2008 Updated to reflect changes to SSAct and migration regulations re visa subclasses 100, 300, 309, 801, and 820.
9.4.6.05 Duration of the AoS Period Updated to reflect changes to SSAct and migration regulations re visa subclasses 100, 300, 309, 801, and 820.
10.1.10.30 Portability of DSP under an Agreement Updated policy.
10.9.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims Under the Agreement with Ireland Updated policy.
10.11 Agreement with Austria Updated whole chapter to reflect revised Agreement.
10.29 Agreement with the Slovak Republic New chapter.
11.1.14.40 Exemptions from Income Management for People with under School-age Children Clarified health and development checks.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Clarified interaction between income management and weekly payments.