Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2013

11 November 2013 (v1.200)

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1.1.C.10 Care & attention (CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.21 Care receiver (CA) Clarified policy.
1.1.C.102 CDEP Scheme participant Clarified definition.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.104 CDEP Scheme payment Clarified definition.
1.1.C.105 CDEP Scheme quarter Clarified definition.
1.1.C.144 Child with a disability (CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme Clarified definition.
1.1.F.10 Family Actual Means Test (FAMT) (YA) Clarified definition.
1.1.G.55 Grandfathering arrangements (CP (child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.I.40 Income, income amount Clarified definition.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Clarified definition.
1.1.R.250 Respite care Clarified definition.
1.1.T.60 Temporary cessation of care (CP, CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.T.100 THP score greater than zero (CA (child)) Clarified definition.
1.2.7.100 Community Development Employment Projects Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) - Description Updated description.
2.2.2 Verifying Personal Details Updated policy regarding verification of gender.
2.2.13.20 RA - Verification Required Clarified verification requirements in case of change of circumstances.
3.1.12 Employment Income Nil Rate Period Added income support bonus to list of supplementary benefits.
3.1.14.40 Work Bonus - Examples of Calculation of Assessable Employment Income & Employment Income Concession Bank Balance Clarified examples.
3.1.14.50 Work Bonus - History New page.
3.6.4.20 Testing Qualification for CP Clarified policy.
3.6.4.37 Qualification for CP (child) - Exchanged Care Clarified policy.
3.6.4.50 Qualification for CP during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation Clarified policy.
3.6.4.70 Changes to Carer Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Clarified policy.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during Overseas Travel Clarified policy.
3.6.4.110 Assessment of CP Claim - Other Factors Clarified policy.
3.6.4.140 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CP Clarified policy.
3.6.7.30 Qualification for CA Clarified policy.
3.6.7.42 Qualification for CA (child) - Transition (Turning 16 Years of Age) from CA (child) to CA (adult) Clarified policy.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during Temporary Cessation of Care Clarified policy.
3.6.7.60 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation (CA) Clarified policy.
3.6.7.70 Qualification for CA during Overseas Travel Clarified policy.
3.6.7.110 Payability of CA - Carers with Shared Care Responsibilities Clarified policy.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Clarified policy.
3.6.9.10 Overview of ADAT Scoring Regime Clarified policy.
3.6.12.220 Referrals to the Carer Specialised Assessment Team (CSAT) Clarified policy.
3.6.13 Carer Supplement - Qualification & Payability Clarified policy.
3.8.1.40 Notification, Verification & Recipient Obligations for RA Clarified policy.
3.8.3.50 Assessing Tertiary Study-load for PES Clarified policy.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.30 Start Day for CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.50 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.70 Bereavement Payments for CPS Recipients Clarified policy.
3.8.10.80 Activity Test & Compliance Penalties for CPS Recipients Clarified policy.
3.8.10.90 Deductions from Payments of CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.110 Portability of CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Clarified policy.
3.11.1.20 Debts Arising before 01/07/2001 under the SSAct & the Social Security Act 1947 Clarified policy.
4.2.1.10 Pensions Income Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.1.20 Additional Free Area for Dependent Children Clarified policy.
4.2.9.30 Family Actual Means Test - Amounts not included in Family Actual Means Test Clarified policy.
4.3 Ordinary Income Clarified policy.
4.3.2.10 Income Received to Cover Expenses Clarified policy.
4.3.2.20 Income Received as Special Financial Assistance (deleted - see 4.3.2.30) Moved information to 4.3.2.30.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Added information about payments from natural disaster funds and medically acquired HIV trusts.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Added details for Tasmanaian Self Directed Funding Pilot, ACT Government Enhanced Service Offer and ACT Govermnet 'My Choice'.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated to refelect new Administrative Arrangements Orders.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Clarified policy.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Updated to refelect new Administrative Arrangements Orders.
4.6.7.10 General Provisions for Hardship Clarified policy.
4.7.5.10 Goods & Services Tax (GST) Updated GST threshold amount.
4.7.5.30 Business Requirements & Fringe Benefits Updated GST threshold amount.
4.9.1.10 Background to Income Streams Updated to reflect recent changes in superannuation law.
4.9.1.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.3.10 General Provisions for Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Clarified policy regarding income reporting requirements for account-based income streams.
4.9.4.30 Documentation Required for Assessment of Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect recent changes in superannuation law.
5.1.7.100 ISB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.4.6.20 SEA - Return to Work Claims Clarified policy.
5.4.6.40 Formula for Calculating Special Employment Advance Payments Clarified policy.
6.2.7.10 RA Reviews Clarified policy.
6.5 Profiling Reviews Updated policy.
6.7.1.120 Debts Arising from Multiple Payments Clarified policy.
6.7.2.90 Recovery of AoS Debts Clarified policy.
6.7.3.05 Bankruptcy Clarified policy.
6.7.3.40 Waiver of Debt on the Basis of Special Circumstances Clarified policy.
6.7.3.100 Waiver of AoS Debts Clarified policy.
9.1.2.60 Visitors Updated policy.
9.1.2.100 Bridging Visas Updated policy.
9.1.2.120 Temporary Protection Visas, Other Temporary Humanitarian Visas & Return Pending Visas Updated visa information.
9.2.1.10 Visa Subclasses 010-051 Bridging Visas Updated policy.
9.2.6.180 Visa Subclass 431 Clarified policy.
9.2.8.80 Visa Subclass 574 Postgraduate Research Sector Updated visa title.
9.2.10.70 Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Updated visa information.
9.2.12.30 Visa Subclass 851 Resolution of Status (Permanent) (Class CD) Updated visa information.
9.3.1.40 Visa Condition 8104 Updated details.
9.3.1.50 Visa Condition 8105 Updated details.
9.3.1.70 Visa Condition 8107 Updated details.
9.3.1.100 Visa Condition 8110 Updated details.
9.3.1.124 Visa Condition 8113 New page.
9.3.1.126 Visa Condition 8114 New page.
9.3.2.10 Visa Condition 8201 Updated details.
9.3.2.20 Visa Condition 8202 Updated details.
9.3.2.50 Visa Condition 8205 Updated details.
9.3.2.60 Visa Condition 8206 Updated details.
9.3.5.150 Visa Condition 8515 Updated details.
9.3.5.280 Visa Condition 8529 Updated details.
9.3.5.290 Visa Condition 8530 Updated details.
9.3.5.310 Visa Condition 8532 Updated details.
9.3.5.330 Visa Condition 8534 Updated details.
9.3.5.340 Visa Condition 8535 Updated details.
9.3.5.350 Visa Condition 8536 New page.
9.3.5.360 Visa Condition 8537 New page.
9.3.5.370 Visa Condition 8538 New page.
9.3.5.380 Visa Condition 8539 New page.
9.3.5.390 Visa Condition 8540 New page.
9.3.5.400 Visa Condition 8541 New page.
9.3.5.410 Visa Condition 8542 New page.
9.3.5.420 Visa Condition 8543 New page.
9.3.5.430 Visa Condition 8547 New page.
9.3.5.440 Visa Condition 8548 New page.
9.3.5.450 Visa Condition 8549 New page.
9.3.5.460 Visa Condition 8550 New page.
9.3.5.470 Visa Condition 8551 New page.
9.3.5.480 Visa Condition 8552 New page.
9.3.5.490 Visa Condition 8553 New page.
9.3.5.500 Visa Condition 8554 New page.
9.3.5.510 Visa Condition 8555 New page.
9.3.5.520 Visa Condition 8556 New page.
9.3.5.530 Visa Condition 8557 New page.
9.3.5.540 Visa Condition 8558 New page.
9.3.5.550 Visa Condition 8559 New page.
9.3.5.560 Visa Condition 8560 New page.
9.3.5.570 Visa Condition 8561 New page.
9.3.5.580 Visa Condition 8562 New page.
9.3.5.590 Visa Condition 8563 New page.
9.3.5.600 Visa Condition 8564 New page.
11.1.7.20 Meeting Priority Needs under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.9.20 Store Licensing Arrangements Updated policy.
11.1.14.70 Exemptions from Income Management for People Who Are Not Principal Carers of Children Updated policy.
11.2.4.10 Valid Family Responsibilities Commission Income Management Notice under the Cape York Initiative Clarified policy.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Clarified policy.
11.9.3.10 State & Territory Authorities that are Recognised State or Territory Authorities for the SPAR Measure Updated to reflect disbanding of the NT Alcohol and Other Drugs Tribunal.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 4 November 2013 (v1.199)

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4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated to reflect changes to deeming rates.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 September 2013 (1.198)

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1.1.R.110 Refugee Updated definition.
1.1.F.180 Fringe benefits (income test assessment) Updated definition.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Updated rate.
1.1.V.40 Visa Updated definition.
1.2.7.180 Approved Program of Work Supplement (APWS) - Description Added Community Development Employment Projects to list of approved programs of work.
3.1.12 Employment Income Nil Rate Period Updated terminology.
3.2.1.80 Variable Reporting for NSA Updated act reference.
3.2.5.70 Assessment & Mandatory Procedures for YA & DSP - Unreasonable to Live at Home Clarified policy.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated policy.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated information on financial suitability test.
3.2.9.20 Job Search - Overview Updated policy.
3.4.1.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Age Updated policy.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Added information about Certificate of Title.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated information on financial suitability test.
3.8.10.30 Start Day for CPS Updated terminology.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated income threshold amounts.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated income threshold amounts.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability Added Community Development Employment Projects to list of approved programs of work.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Added CP (child) episodic or short term care to table 1.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated qualification criteria.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Added Queensland Your Life Your Choice Self-Directed Support: Host Providers and Direct Payment to list of group personal care support schemes approved by ministers..
4.3.3.05 Employment Income - First Earned, Derived, Received Clarified policy.
4.3.3.50 Income from Child Care Updated policy.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated explanation and example regarding reportable fringe benefits amount.
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.
5.1.8.30 Common Provisions Affecting Calculation of a Rate Updated example.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.10.20 CES - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.10 Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1969 to November 1984 Updated terminology.
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.
5.2.2.05 Total Maximum Periodic Pension-related Payment - 1909 to Present Date Clarified policy.
5.2.2.10 Maximum Basic 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.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated dates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.9.30 CES - Historical Rates New page.
6.1.2.40 Reviews - Sale of Home & Temporary Absence from Principal Home Updated policy.
9.1 What Is a Visa? Updated policy.
9.1.1 Checking Visas Updated policy.
9.1.2.10 Permanent Visas Updated policy.
9.1.2.40 New Zealand Citizens Updated information on special category visa.
9.1.2.90 Returning Residents Updated policy.
9.2.13.50 Visa Subclass 990 Statutory Visitor (Territorial Asylum) Updated policy.
9.2.13.60 Visa Subclass 991 Statutory Visitor (Refugee) Updated policy.
9.2.13.70 Visa Subclass 992 Statutory Visitor Updated policy.
9.2.13.90 Visa Subclass 998 Australian Declaratory Visa (ADV) Updated policy.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Clarified policy.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated Bodies Updated act reference.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Clarified policy.
11.4.2.20 Indicators of vulnerability Clarified policy.
11.4.2.30 Determination Process under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 12 August 2013 (v1.197)

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1.1.A.10 Accommodated independent person (YA) Clarified definition.
1.1.A.170 Appropriate tax year (YA) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.102 CDEP Scheme participant Updated definition.
1.1.C.105 CDEP Scheme quarter Updated definition.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme Updated definition.
1.1.D.80 Dependent child (YA) Updated act reference.
1.1.D.90 Dependent child (for YA independence purposes only) Clarified definition.
1.1.D.100 Dependent YA recipient, independent YA recipient (YA) Updated policy references.
1.1.F.95 Fares allowance (YA) (Austudy) Clarified definition.
1.1.I.180 Intending student (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Updated definition.
1.1.N.03 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) amount New page.
1.1.N.05 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant New page.
1.1.N.06 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan New page.
1.1.R.55 Receiving Updated supplementary benefits.
1.1.S.30 Satisfactory progress (YA) Updated definition.
1.2.3.60 Special Needs Pension (SpNP) - Description Updated description.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated supplementary assistance.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated supplementary assistance.
1.2.7.180 Approved Program of Work Supplement (APWS) - Description New page.
2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason Clarified definition.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Added details about approved program of work supplement.
3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
3.1.4.20 Person Undertaking a Course of Rehabilitation Updated terminology.
3.1.13.80 Unemployment Non-payment Periods Updated policy.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated policy to include Remote Youth Leadership Development Corps & Remote Jobs & Communities Program.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated policy to include Remote Youth Leadership Development Corps & Remote Jobs & Communities Program.
3.2.9.220 Suitable Activity - RJCP Structured Activities New page.
3.2.9.230 Suitable Activity - RJCP Community Participation Activities New page.
3.2.9.240 Suitable Activity - Remote Youth Leadership & Development Corps New page.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Updated policy.
3.3.4.40 Austudy & Students with Disabilities Clarified eligibility regarding part-time study.
3.3.4.80 Austudy & Impact of Previous Study Updated policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.1.70 Suitable Activity - Remote Youth Leadership & Development Corps Updated policy to include Remote Youth Leadership Development Corps & Remote Jobs & Communities Program.
3.6.5.60 Assessment of SA Updated policy.
3.6.6.30 Assessment of Medical Criteria for MOB Updated policy.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability New page.
3.8.9.10 Eligibility for FAA Clarified eligibility.
3.15.2 CES - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.4.20 PPP Income & Assets Tests & Limits Clarified policy regarding non-recipient partner's income test.
4.2.5 CP Income & Assets Tests Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated to reflect changes in Ministerial determinations.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8 (11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated legislation to include Defence Abuse Reparation Scheme.
4.4.1.40 Exemption of Financial Investments from Deeming Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.9.1.40 Assessment of Non-Performing Income Streams Updated information previously in 4.9.4.60 and moved to 4.9.1.40.
4.9.2.60 Sections 9A (Lifetime) & 9B (Life Expectancy) of the SSAct Applying Prior to 20/09/2004 Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.9.4.10 Background to Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect changes in superannuation rules.
4.9.4.20 General Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated to reflect changes in superannuation rules.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Clarified policy.
4.9.4.50 Deprivation Assessment for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated terminology.
4.9.4.60 Assessment of Non-Performing Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs (deleted - see 4.9.1.40) Moved information to 4.9.1.40.
4.10.3 Deprivation Assessment for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated income and assets test amounts.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated income and assets test amounts.
4.12.11.20 Qualification Provisions for the Primary Production Concession Updated threshold amounts.
5.1.7.120 APWS - Current Rates New page.
6.1.2.80 Reviews - Income Streams Updated policy.
6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules Updated policy.
6.7.2.80 Debt Recovery from Financial Institutions Updated policy.
8.1.4.40 Parenting Payment & DOP - Documentation Required Updated terminology.
9.1.2.100 Bridging Visas Clarified policy.
9.2.1.10 Visa Subclasses 010-051 Bridging Visas Clarified policy.
9.2.1.20 Visa Subclass WF 060 Bridging Visa F Clarified policy.
9.2.2.10 Visa Subclass 100 Spouse/Partner Clarified policy.
9.2.2.80 Visa Subclass 110 Interdependency Clarified policy.
9.2.11.20 Visa Subclass 801 Spouse/Partner Clarified policy.
9.2.11.130 Visa Subclass 814 Interdependency Clarified policy.
9.3.4.30 Visa Condition 8403 Updated to reflect repealed visa condition.
9.4.3.10 AoS - Residence Requirements Updated act reference.
9.4.3.20 AoS - Age Requirements Updated act reference.
11.4.1.10 Background of the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy to reflect new triggers for vulnerable income management.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Updated policy to reflect new triggers for vulnerable income management.
11.4.2.30 Determination Process under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy to reflect new triggers for vulnerable income management.
11.4.2.40 Determination Process for the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Measure Where a Person Meets the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Measure Youth Triggers Updated policy to reflect new triggers for vulnerable income management.
11.4.5.10 Reasons for Exit from the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated circumstances in which a person may cease to be income managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure.
11.4.5.20 Exit Interview under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Clarified policy.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 1 July 2013 (v1.196)

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1.1.A.30 Active participant in a program of support (DSP) Updated definition.
1.1.A.350 Authorised review officer (ARO) Updated definition.
1.1.C.290 Concessional study-load student (Austudy, PES, YA) Clarified definition.
1.1.D.115 Designated provider Clarified definition.
1.1.D.240 Double orphan (DOP) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.E.103 Employment pathway plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.1.E.104 Employment services assessment (ESAt) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Clarified definition.
1.1.J.10 Job capacity assessment (JCA) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.1.J.40 Job search activities (standard rate MOB) Updated definition.
1.1.L.100 Long term income support student (YA, Austudy) Clarified definition.
1.1.P.440 Program of support (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.R.05 RapidConnect (NSA, YA) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.1.S.190 Social security benefit Updated definition.
1.1.S.200 Social security entitlement Updated definition.
1.1.S.210 Social security payment Updated definition.
1.1.S.220 Social security pension Updated definition.
1.1.S.290 Sponsor (SpB) Updated definition.
1.1.S.370 Student income bank (YA, Austudy) Updated maximum credit.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
1.2.1.10 Newstart Allowance (NSA) - Description Updated supplementary assistance details.
1.2.2.30 Austudy Payment (Austudy) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.3.70 Pension Bonus Scheme (PBS) & Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment (PBBP) - Description Clarified background information.
1.2.4.20 Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description Clarified background information.
1.2.5.40 Mobility Allowance (MOB) - Description Updated description.
1.2.7.110 Language, Literacy & Numeracy Supplement (LLNS) - Description Updated to reflect change from Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) to Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program.
1.2.10.20 Seniors Supplement - Description Added details about clean energy supplement.
1.3.1 Beneficial Administration of the Act Clarified policy.
1.3.2 Defective Administration Clarified policy.
1.3.4.10 Duty of Care Clarified policy.
1.3.4.20 Duty of Care when giving Advice or Information Clarified policy.
1.3.4.30 Duty to Invite Claims or Volunteer Information Clarified policy.
1.3.5 Liability of Decision Makers Clarified policy.
1.3.6 Act of Grace Payments Clarified policy.
2 Claim Verification Updated introduction.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Updated to reflect change from Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) to Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program.
3.1.2.20 Liquid Assets Waiting Period Updated to reflect changes to the maximum reserve amounts.
3.1.2.30 Treatment of Liquid Assets Updated examples.
3.1.2.50 Ordinary Waiting Period Updated instances when recipients do not serve an ordinary waiting period.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations Updated policy.
3.1.7.10 Who is Affected by a SWPP Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.1.11.60 Working Credit & the CDEP Scheme Updated policy.
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated terminology.
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.1.40 RapidConnect - Impact on NSA Payability Updated policy.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated policy.
3.2.3.45 RapidConnect - Impact on YA Payability Updated policy.
3.2.4.100 Stability of Residence Exemption for Under 18s Updated terminology.
3.2.6.20 Rules that Determine the Need to Live Away from Home for YA Clarified 'Parental home is inadequate for study & undertaking job search activities'.
3.2.7.50 YA Study-load - Part-time Students Updated income free area.
3.2.7.60 Study-load - Part-time Secondary Students Clarified policy.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply to? Updated terminology.
3.2.8.30 What is an Employment Pathway Plan? Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.8.40 What Should Not be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated policy.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.20 Job Search - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.30 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - General Updated policy.
3.2.9.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - Job Seekers with Part-time Requirements Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.2.9.130 Suitable Activity - Voluntary Work Updated policy.
3.2.9.140 Suitable Activity - Defence Force Reserves Updated policy.
3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programs, including Skills for Education & Employment Program & NEIS Updated to reflect change from Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) to Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program.
3.2.9.160 Suitable Activity - Non-vocational Programs & Services Updated policy.
3.2.9.170 Suitable Activity - Relocation Updated policy.
3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake a Work Experience Activity? Updated policy.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated terminology.
3.2.11.30 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Remote Areas (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.11.60 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Automatic Exemptions Updated terminology.
3.2.11.70 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case Exemptions Updated policy.
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.3.5.20 Participation Interviews for PA & WA Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated policy.
3.3.3.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Austudy Clarified policy.
3.3.6.20 Participation Interviews for Widow Allowees (post 20/09/03) Updated terminology.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated for the introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.4.7.120 Top ups to PBS Updated policy.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated definition.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated terminology.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.220 Participation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.240 Participation Requirements Exemption - Remote Areas (PP) (deleted) Removed information.
3.5.1.250 Participation Requirements Exemption - Special Circumstances (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.5.2.40 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DOP Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated examples.
3.6.4.33 Qualification for CP (child) - Child who has a Terminal Condition Clarified policy.
3.6.4.34 Qualification for CP (child) - Transition (Turning 16 Years of Age) from CP (child) to CP (adult) Clarified policy.
3.6.4.90 Payability of CP Clarified policy.
3.6.6.10 Qualification of MOB Updated to reflect introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
3.6.6.80 Notification & Recipient Obligations for MOB Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
3.6.6.100 Termination of MOB Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
3.7.1.80 Determining the Rate of SpB Clarified policy.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Clarified policy.
3.7.2.20 Substantial Change in Circumstances for SpB Clarified policy.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Activity Tests? Removed obsolete visa subclasses.
3.8.2.10 PhA - Qualification & Payability Updated Abstudy information.
3.8.10.80 Activity Test & Compliance Penalties for CPS Recipients Updated policy.
3.8.11 LLNS - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect change from Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) to Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated income free area.
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.
4.9.2.40 Commuting an Asset-Test Exempt Income Stream Clarified circumstances when commutation of an ATE income stream is allowed.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated for 1 July 2013 indexation.
4.14.3.35 Special Disability Trusts - Discretionary Spending Updated for 1 July 2013 indexation.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated for 1 July 2013 indexation.
4.14.3.60 Waivers for Special Disability Trusts Updated for 1 July 2013 indexation.
5.1.10.10 CEA - Current Rates Updated to reflect 1 July 2013 changes to clean energy supplement.
5.1.10.40 EMEP - Current Rates Updated for 1 July 2013 indexation.
5.2.9 Clean Energy Household Assistance - Historical Rates New section.
5.5.4 Samples of PP Rate Calculations Updated introduction.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to include clean energy supplement (CES) and 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to include clean energy supplement (CES) and 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to include clean energy supplement (CES) and 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated to include clean energy supplement (CES) and 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated to include clean energy supplement (CES) and 20 March 2013 rates.
6.1.6.10 Payment Continuation during Review Update policy.
6.2.4.20 DOP Reviews - General Provisions Updated to reflect legislative changes.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Clarified policy.
7.1.2.20 Portability table Clarified policy in regard to acute family crisis and humanitarian purpose.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a payment Updated to reflect introduction of Remote Job Communities Program.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated to include Supporting People at Risk Measure.
11.1.7.10 Guidance on the Allocation of Income Managed Funds Clarified policy.
11.1.14.30 Principal Carer Exemptions from Income Management - Financial Vulnerability Test Clarified policy.
11.2.1 Cape York Welfare Reforms - Overview Updated to reflect extension of Cape York Welfare Reform trial.
11.2.3 Conditions that Result in an Individual being Subject to Income Management under the Cape York Initiative Updated to reflect extension of Cape York Welfare Reform trial.
11.2.3.20 Voluntary Income Management under the Cape York Initiative Updated to reflect extension of Cape York Welfare Reform trial.
11.2.5.30 Category Q Welfare Payment Updated to reflect introduction of income support bonus.
11.7.8.10 Delegate Terminates VIM Agreement at the Person's Request Clarified policy.

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Page Title Details
1.1.C.10 Care & attention (CA) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.20 Care receiver (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.C.102 CDEP Scheme participant Updated terminology.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.146 Child with a profound disability (CP (child)) Updated act reference.
1.1.C.206 Commercial care arrangements (CA, CP) Clarified commercial arrangements for carer allowance and carer payment.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme Updated definition.
1.1.C.361 CP (child) Updated definition.
1.1.E.132 Episodic care - care receiver aged under 16 years (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.E.225 Extension of short term or episodic care (CP (child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.F.05 Faecal incontinence (CP (child)) Clarified definition.
1.1.Q.17 Qualifying child (CP) Clarified definition.
1.1.R.250 Respite care Clarified definition.
1.1.S.45 School - enrolment, attendance, person responsible for operation of a school (SEAM) Updated definition of person responsible for operation.
1.1.S.57 SEAM trial site Updated definition.
1.1.S.172 Short term care (care receiver aged under 16 years) (CP) Updated definition.
1.1.S.258 Special widow Updated definition.
1.1.S.427 Supplementary payment Clarified definition.
1.1.T.147 Transitional applicant (DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.T.190 Two or more disabled children (CP (child)) Clarified definition.
3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations Updated act references.
3.1.4.40 Effect of a Community Service Order on Activity Tested Payments Updated terminology.
3.1.10.36 Special Circumstances - Compliance Notices (SEAM) Updated terminology.
3.1.10.40 Suspension of Income Support Payment under SEAM Updated terminology.
3.1.10.50 Arrears of Payment after SEAM Suspension is Lifted Updated policy.
3.1.10.60 Cancellation of Income Support Payment under SEAM Clarified policy.
3.1.10.70 Review of SEAM Suspension or Cancellation Clarified policy.
3.2.7.20 YA Recipients Under 18 Updated information regarding secondary students.
3.3.6.40 Participation Support - Deferring Compulsory Interviews (WA - post 20/09/03) Updated terminology.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of PBS Clarified policy regarding scheme members over 75 years of age.
3.4.9.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for BVA Updated policy.
3.4.9.60 Continuation, Variation or Termination of BVA Clarified policy.
3.6.1.55 Transitional Arrangements for People Granted DSP 11/05/2005 to 30/06/2006 Updated act references.
3.6.4.15 CP (child) - Conditions Related to Qualifying as a Child with a Profound Disability Clarified to 2009 carer payment (child) qualification criteria changes.
3.6.4.35 Qualification for CP (child) - Combined Care Updated qualification criteria.
3.8.10.10 Qualification for CPS Clarified policy.
3.8.10.20 Payability of CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.30 Start Day for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.50 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CPS Updated terminology.
3.8.10.60 Waiting & Preclusion Periods for CPS Updated policy.
3.8.10.70 Bereavement Payments for CPS Recipients Updated terminology.
3.8.10.80 Activity Test & Breach Penalties for CPS Recipients Updated terminology.
3.8.10.90 Deductions from Payments of CPS Updated terminology.
3.8.10.110 Portability of CPS Updated terminology.
3.8.10.120 CDEP CPS Income Test Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
4.3.3.70 Income from Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) or General Employee Entitlements & Redundancy Scheme (GEERS) Added information regarding Fair Entitlements Guarantee.
4.3.4.10 Application of the Income Maintenance Period (IMP) Added information regarding Fair Entitlements Guarantee and Australian Disability Enterprises.
4.3.6 Income from Overseas, Including Pensions, War Pensions & Restitution Payments Updated terminology and removed reference to maternity immunisation allowance.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.2.05 Total Maximum Periodic Pension-related Payment - 27/09/1990 to Present Date New topic.
5.2.2.10 Maximum Basic Rates of Pension - July 1909 to Present Date Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.3.1.20 Taxation Deductions Updated legislative information.
5.5.2 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Single Person Updated to reflect 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.2.40 Single Person Under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years and Over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.3 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Partnered Recipient Updated to reflect 20 March 2013 rates.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
7.2.2.40 Australian Working Life Residence Clarified policy.
8 Administration Act Provisions Added act reference.
8.1.1.70 Incorrect Claims Removed act references.
8.1.1.75 Inappropriate Claims Updated supplementary payment information.
9.2.8.40 Visa Subclass 570 Independent ELICOS Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.50 Visa Subclass 571 Schools Sector Clarified payments eligble for.
9.2.8.60 Visa Subclass 572 Vocational Education & Training Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.70 Visa Subclass 573 Higher Education Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.80 Visa Subclass 574 Masters & Doctorate Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.90 Visa Subclass 575 Non-award Foundation/Other Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.100 Visa Subclass 576 AusAid or Defence Sector Clarified payments eligible for.
9.2.8.110 Visa Subclass 580 Student Guardian Visa Clarified payments eligible for.
9.3.5.230 Visa Condition 8524 Clarified visa condition.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Removed reference to income support bonus.
11.4.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Clarified policy.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM Areas Updated areas available.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 20 March 2013 (v1.194)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated participation requirements for principal carer parents who are early school leavers.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Updated to include clean energy supplement information.
1.1.S.125 Severe financial hardship - OWP, SWPP, LAWP, IMP Updated maximum payment rate details.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (NSA, YA, SA, PP, PA, WA, Austudy Payment) Updated reasonable costs of living.
1.2.4.20 Double Orphan Pension (DOP) - Description Updated eligibility criteria.
1.2.7.170 Income Support Bonus (ISB) - Description New page.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Updated to include clean energy supplement.
2.2.13.20 RA - Verification Required Clarified administration process for formal renting arrangements.
3.1.13.20 No Show, No Pay Failures Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.1.13.30 Connection & Reconnection Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated participation requirements for early school leavers.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated participation requirements for principal carer parents who are early school leavers.
3.2.8.40 What Should Not be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated participation requirements for principal carer parents who are early school leavers.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated participation requirements for principal carer parents who are early school leavers.
3.2.11.90 Activity Test for YA Early School Leavers - Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Updated participation requirements for principal carer parents who are early school leavers.
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
3.4.9.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for BVA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.5.1.164 Supporting Jobless Families Measure Participation Requirements (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.165 Helping Young Parents Measure Participation Requirements (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Updated policy.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during Temporary Cessation of Care Clarified temporary cessation of care provisions when carer has changed care receivers in the same calendar year.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for SA Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.6.7.35 Qualification for CA (child) - Automatic Qualification for CA (child) through Qualification for CP (child) Clarified policy for CA (child) - carer already in receipt of CA.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Clarified policy.
3.7.1.90 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for SpB Recipients Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES Clarified entitlement for recipients that are no longer principal carer parents.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, PA, WP, WA & PPP Clarified policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated income thresholds.
3.8.17 ISB - Qualification & Payability New page.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated for introduction of clean energy supplement.
3.10.3.35 Weekly Payments for Most Vulnerable People Updated payment information.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Added clean energy supplement information.
3.15.3 LIS & LIFS - Qualification & Payability Clarified application of NARWP.
4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Updated deeming rates and thresholds.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated deeming rates.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated deeming rates.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
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 to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and indexation of rate of payment.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.100 ISB - Current Rates New page.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and indexation of rates.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and indexation of rates.
5.1.10.20 CES - Current Rates New page.
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.
5.2.2.20 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.
5.2.4.40 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.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Updated to reflect introduction of clean energy supplement and income support bonus.
5.4.1.30 Formula for Calculating Certain Benefits & PPS Advance Payments Updated policy.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Clarified portability rules regarding overseas study.
9.2.6.01 Visa Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) New page.
9.2.6.02 Visa Subclass 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) Moved content from 9.2.6.01 to 9.2.6.02.
9.2.6.03 Visa Subclass 402 Training & Research Moved content from 9.2.6.02 to 9.2.6.03.
9.2.6.04 Visa Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Moved content from 9.2.6.03 to 9.2.6.04.
9.2.7.30 Visa Subclass 456 Business - Short Stay (Temporary) Updated information.
9.2.7.45 Visa Subclass 459 Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) Updated information.
9.2.9.01 Visa Subclass 600 Visitor New page.
9.2.9.02 Visa Subclass 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) New page.
9.2.9.03 Visa Subclass 602 Medical Treatment New page.
9.2.9.10 Visa Subclass 675 Medical Treatment (Short Stay) Updated information.
9.2.9.20 Visa Subclass 676 Tourist (Short Stay) Updated information.
9.2.9.30 Visa Subclass 679 Sponsored Family Visitor (Short Stay) Updated information.
9.2.9.40 Visa Subclass 685 Medical Treatment (Long Stay) Updated information.
9.2.13.10 Visa Subclass 956 Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant - Long Validity) Updated information.
9.2.13.20 Visa Subclass 976 Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) Updated information.
9.2.13.30 Visa Subclass 977 Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant - Short Validity) Updated information.
9.3.1.130 Visa Condition 8115 New page.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Added income support bonus as a recoverable payment.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Added income support bonus to list of category I payments.
11.2.5.30 Category Q Welfare Payment Added income support bonus to list of category Q payments.

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Page Title Details
1.1.C.206 Commercial care arrangements (CA, CP) New page.
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated list of compensation affected payments to include clean energy supplement.
1.1.M.53 Maximum basic rate (MBR) of entitlement Updated definition.
1.1.M.54 Maximum payment rate Updated definition.
1.1.P.426 Private home of the carer and/or care receiver (CA) Updated definition.
1.3.4.30 Duty to Invite Claims or Volunteer Information Updated policy.
3.1.13.20 No Show No Pay Failures Updated legislative information.
3.1.13.40 Serious Failures & Penalties Updated legislative information.
3.1.13.90 Reasonable Excuse Updated legislative information.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Updated allowable time rules.
3.4.1.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Age Recipients Added clean energy supplement details.
3.4.2.30 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WP Recipients Added clean energy supplement details.
3.4.4.60 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Added clean energy supplement details.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Added clean energy supplement details.
3.6.4.70 Changes to Carer Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Added further examples.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for CP Recipients Added clean energy supplement details.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Clarified policy where carer ceases to provide constant care for more than 25 hours per week.
3.6.7.175 Bereavement Provisions for CA Clarified policy.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Clarified policy.
3.6.12.20 Overview of the ACL Questionnaire Scoring Regime Clarified policy.
3.6.12.210 DCLAD (Child) ACL Questionnaire Scoring Steps 19 & 20 - Calculating the ACL Adjusted Grand Total Clarified policy.
3.6.12.320 Validation of the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) - CP (child), CA (child) Clarified policy.
3.9.1.45 Foster Child HCC Updated example 1.
3.15.2 CES - Qualification & Payability New page.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial Valuation Certificate for Lifetime or Life Expectancy ATE Income Streams Paid from SMSFs or SAFs Updated policy.
6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules Added clean energy advance and clean energy supplement to list of recoverable additional payments.
9.1.2.20 Provisional Residence Visas Updated policy.
9.2.12.230 Visa Subclass 890 Business Owner (Residence) Updated information.
9.2.12.240 Visa Subclass 891 Investor (Residence) Updated information.
9.2.12.250 Visa Subclass 892 State/Territory Sponsored Skilled Business Owner (Residence) Updated information.
9.2.12.260 People who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Hungary Updated information.
10.30.9.30 People who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Hungary Corrected typographical error.

Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2 January 2013 (v1.192)

Page Title Details
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated list of compensation affected payments.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated dependency limits.
1.1.E.103 Employment pathway plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) Clarified definition.
1.1.M.10 Main supporter (PP, NSA, YA, SpB) Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
1.1.P.52 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
1.1.P.53 Parenting payment (single) (PPS) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
1.1.P.340 PP child (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study Clarified policy for principal carer transferring from PP to NSA.
1.1.R.105 Reference tax year (CSHC) Updated to reflect requirement for couples to provide TNA for same year.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Clarified definition.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.7.140 Youth Disability Supplement (YDS) - Description Updated rates.
1.3.5 Liability of Decision Makers Removed information about call centres.
3.1.5.140 Death of a Care Receiver - CA (child) Updated policy.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.2.5.30 Unreasonable to Live at Home (YA & DSP) Updated policy.
3.2.5.40 Assessment of Extreme Family Breakdown & Other Similar Exceptional Circumstances Updated policy.
3.2.5.50 Assessment of Serious Risk Updated policy.
3.2.5.70 Assessment & Mandatory Procedures for YA & DSP - Unreasonable to Live at Home Updated policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Changed DEN to DES.
3.2.11.40 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Added details about dad and partner leave.
3.3.1.20 Issues Affecting Qualification for PA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.3.3.20 Payability of Austudy Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.4.2.10 Qualification for WP Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.4.3.10 Qualification for WA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.4.4.50 Payability of WidB Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.5.1.15 Qualification for PP - Transitional Arrangements (deleted) Information removed.
3.5.1.20 Child-related Qualification for PP - Overview Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.5.1.160 When are EPPs Required? (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated to reflect changes to parenting payment.
3.5.1.250 Participation Requirements Exemption - Special Circumstances (PP) Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.5.1.260 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.1.270 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Automatic (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.1.280 Participation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated to reflect abolishing of grandfathering arrangements.
3.5.2.10 Qualification for DOP Updated income limit.
3.6.1.50 Payability of DSP Updated policy.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during Overseas Travel Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.7.70 Qualification for CA during Overseas Travel Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.7.110 Payability of CA - Carers with Shared Care Responsibilities Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Added details about claims for deceased persons.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Updated to reflect changes to portability rules.
3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.8.6.20 Qualification for EdEP - WidB, PPS, DSP, CP & SpB Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.8.7.10 TAL - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.8.10.110 Portability of CPS Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.9.4.20 Non-cancellation of Concession Cards for Temporary Overseas Absences Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.10.5.65 PP Change Between Single & Partnered Updated to reflect abolishing grandfathering arrangement payment.
3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
3.15.3 LIS & LIFS - Qualification & Payability Added details about low income family supplement.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated to reflect abolishing grandfathering arrangement payment.
4.2.8.50 Full-time Students - Personal Income Test, Limits & Student Income Bank Updated policy.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentices Personal Income Test, Limits & Australian Apprentices Income Bank Updated policy.
4.6.3.80 Exempting the Principal Home - Sale Proceeds (from 01/07/2007) Corrected typographical error.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Updated policy.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated limits.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated maximum employment amount.
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 rates.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rates.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.45 Student Start-up Scholarship - Current Rate Updated to reflect freezing of indexation of student start-up scholarship.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
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.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
5.2.4.60 DOP Rates - October 1973 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.5.20 CA, Child Disability Allowance & HCA - December 1974 to Present Date, DNCB 1987 to 1999 Updated rates.
5.2.6.50 PhA Rates - 01/11/90 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.5.2.50 Single Person Over 22 Years, Principal Carer of Dependent Children New page.
6.2.6.20 SpB Reviews - Non-permanent Resident & Temporary Absence Overseas Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.1.1.10 Overview of Portability Legislation Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.1.1.20 Summary of Portability under International Social Security Agreements Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.1.3.20 Portability & Rate under the 2002 Agreement with New Zealand Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.2.1.10 Departure & Arrival Notification Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.2.1.30 Medical Assessment for DSP Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.2.2.10 Calculating Proportional Portability for Non-Agreement Pensions Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.2.3.10 Granting a New Payment to an Overseas Recipient Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
7.2.3.20 General Provisions - Changing Payment Types when a Recipient is Outside Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods and clarified policy.
7.2.3.30 Transferring to Age for a Recipient Overseas Clarified policy.
8.1.6 Residence Requirements Updated to reflect changes to portability periods .
8.4.2.10 Urgent Payments Updated example to include family violence.
9.1.2.110 Permanent Refugee & Humanitarian Visas Updated policy.
9.1.2.120 Temporary Protection Visas, Other Temporary Humanitarian Visas & Return Pending Visas Updated policy.
9.2.9.60 Visa Subclass 695 Return Pending Updated details.
9.2.10.80 Visa Subclass 786 Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Updated details.
9.2.12.10 Visa Subclass 850 Resolution of Status (Temporary) Updated details.
9.2.12.20 Visa Subclass 851 Resolution of Status (Permanent) (Class BL) Updated details.
10.1.10.20 Agreement Pensioner Returning to Australia Clarified policy.
10.1.10.30 Portability of DSP under an Agreement Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.1.10.60 WP & Widow Pension - Entitled & Not Entitled Persons Updated to reflect changes to portability periods and clarified policy.
10.1.10.70 Portability of PPS under an Agreement Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.1.10.80 Former Residents & Agreements Clarified policy.
10.4.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Italy Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.5.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Canada Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.6.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Spain Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.7.9.10 Portability & the Agreement with Malta Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.7.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Malta Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.8.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with the Netherlands Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.9.9.20 Australia to Ireland & Ireland to Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.9.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Ireland Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.10.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Portugal Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.11.9.20 Australia to Austria & Austria to Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.11.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Austria Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.12.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Cyprus Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.13.9.20 Australia to Denmark & Denmark to Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.14.9.20 Australia to Germany & Germany to Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.14.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Germany Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.15.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with the USA Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.16.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Chile Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.17.8.40 Inside Australia - Agreement with Croatia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.17.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Croatia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.18.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Slovenia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.19.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Belgium Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.20.9.20 Australia to Norway & Norway to Australia Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.21.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Switzerland Updated to reflect changes to portability periods.
10.31 Agreement with Latvia New chapter.
10.100 Widowed Person - USA Glossary Updated definition.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated policy.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Clarified policy.
11.4.2.20 Indicators of Vulnerability Clarified policy.
11.7.4.20 Feasibility & Consideration of Other Relevant Matters for Purposes of VIM Clarified policy.