Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2014

10 November 2014 (v1.208)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.G.60 Grandfathering Arrangements (YA) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.P.415 Principal carer - foster care Clarified policy.
1.1.R.90 Recognised disability (CA (child)) Updated to reflect changes to the Disability Care Load Assessment (Child) Determination 2010.
1.1.T.70 Temporary incapacity for work (NSA, YA (job seeker) or full-time (YA (student)) Updated policy.
1.1.V.30 Vehicle Assistance Scheme (MOB) - (deleted - see 3.6.6.20) Information removed.
1.2.1.20 Youth Allowance (YA) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.7.170 Income Support Bonus (ISB) - Description Updated policy.
1.3.4.10 Duty of Care Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.3.6 Act of Grace Payments Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Updated policy.
3.2.7.30 YA Full-time Students Updated policy.
3.2.11 Activity Test for NSA/YA - Exemptions Updated title.
3.2.11.10 Activity Test for NSA/YA Job Seekers/YA Students - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated policy to include youth allowance students.
3.3.2 MAA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect mature age allowance is no longer paid.
3.3.5 Participation Support for PA & WA Updated to reflect mature age allowance is no longer paid.
3.3.5.40 Flow Chart of Process for Participation Support for MAA, PA & WA Removed details about mature age allowance.
3.6.5.20 Qualification for SA - Students Updated policy.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Updated to reflect Department of Veterans' Affairs car scheme exclusions.
3.8.1.55 Date of Effect & Arrears of RA Clarified policy.
3.8.17 ISB - Qualification & Payability Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
4.2.9.10 Family Actual Means Test - Designated Parents Updated visa codes.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated FBT rate.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements Clarified policy.
5.1.10.40 EMEP - Current Rates Updated rate.
5.2.9.20 EMEP - Historical Rates Updated rates.
8.1.1.60 Deemed Claims Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.4.2.20 Hardship Advance Payment Clarified policy.
9.1.1 Checking Visas Updated policy.
9.1.2 Visas Issued by DIBP Updated title.
9.1.2.110 Permanent Refugee & Humanitarian Visas Clarified policy.
9.1.2.120 Temporary Protection Visas, Other Temporary Humanitarian Visas & Return Pending Visas Updated policy.
9.2.2.40 Visa Subclass 103 Parent Updated policy.
9.2.2.110 Visa Subclass 114 Aged Dependent Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.2.120 Visa Subclass 115 Remaining Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.2.130 Visa Subclass 116 Carer Updated visa status.
9.2.10.70 Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Updated visa status.
9.2.11.50 Visa Subclass 804 Aged Parent Updated visa status.
9.2.11.310 Visa Subclass 835 Remaining Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.11.320 Visa Subclass 836 Carer Updated visa status.
9.2.11.340 Visa Subclass 838 Aged Dependent Relative Updated visa status.

19 September 2014 (v1.207)

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1.1.C.230 Comparable foreign payment (CFPs) Clarified the definition of a Comparable foreign payment.
1.2.8.30 Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Description Updated policy.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect introduction of Remote Jobs and Communities Programme.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated policy to reflect introduction of Remote Jobs Communities Programme.
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 & Indigenous programs such as CDEP & NEIS Updated to include Remote Jobs and Communities Programme.
3.4.11.20 Payability of PBBP Updated example.
3.6.3.05 Guidelines to the Rules for Applying the Impairment Tables Updated policy.
3.6.3.07 Case Examples of Table use for Permanent Conditions Updated examples of impairment table.
3.6.3.10 Guidelines to Table 1- Functions Requiring Physical Exertion & Stamina Updated policy.
3.6.3.20 Guidelines to Table 2 - Upper Limb Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.30 Guidelines to Table 3 - Lower Limb Function Clarified policy.
3.6.3.40 Guidelines to Table 4 - Spinal Function Clarified policy.
3.6.3.50 Guidelines to Table 5 - Mental Health Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.60 Guidelines to Table 6 - Functioning Related to Alcohol, Drug & Other Substance Use Updated policy.
3.6.3.70 Guidelines to Table 7 - Brain Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.80 Guidelines to Table 8 - Communication Function Updated example.
3.6.3.90 Guidelines to Table 9 - Intellectual Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.100 Guidelines to Table 10 - Digestive & Reproductive Function Updated examples.
3.6.3.110 Guidelines to Table 11- Hearing & other Functions of the Ear Updated policy.
3.6.3.120 Guidelines to Table 12-Visual Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.130 Guidelines to Table 13 - Continence Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.140 Guidelines to Table 14 - Functions of the Skin Updated example.
3.6.3.150 Guidelines to Table 15 - Functions of Consciousness Updated example.
3.7.2.90 SpB for Disaster Victims Updated policy.
3.8.4 SFSS - Eligibility & Payability Updated policy.
3.8.4.10 Eligibility & General Rules for SFSS Updated policy.
3.8.4.20 SFSS for Category 1 Students Updated policy.
3.8.4.30 Determining the Amount of the Financial Supplement Updated policy.
3.8.4.40 Cut-off Dates for SFSS Updated policy.
3.8.4.70 Repayment of the Financial Supplement - Before the Contract Ends Updated policy.
3.8.4.80 Repayment of the Financial Supplement - After the Contract Ends Updated policy.
3.8.10.40 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CPS Updated rates.
3.8.10.120 RJCP - CDEP Wages Participants CPS Income Test Updated policy.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated payment attaching Health care card while person receiving income support table.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Updated to reflect changes to the length of issue for Low income card.
3.9.1.45 Foster Child HCC Updated to reflect changes to the length of issue for foster child Health care card.
3.9.1.100 Termination of HCC Updated to reflect changes to the length of issue for Low income card.
3.9.2.20 PCC Benefits Updated to reflect changes to the length of issue for Pensioner concession card.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of income for CSHC Updated rates.
3.10.3.80 Changing a Payment Delivery Day Updated terminology.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated definition.
4.3.6 Income from Overseas, Including Pensions, War Pensions & Restitution Payments Clarified policy.
4.3.6.10 Income from Overseas Payments - General Rules Clarified policy.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated rates.
4.3.9.70 Income from Private Annuities & Overseas Income Streams Clarified assessment of overseas income streams.
4.8.1.20 Types of Superannuation Funds Updated to include a definition of superannuation fund.
4.8.2.10 Principles for Assessing Superannuation Investments Updated policy.
4.8.2.30 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Updated definition.
4.9.1.10 Background to Income Streams Updated Commutation of an income stream information.
4.9.3.40 Account-based Income Streams - Relevant Number where Reversionary Beneficiary Exists Updated to reflect new terminology.
4.10.7.50 Historical Income Limits for CSHC Updated rates.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated rates.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Rate updates.
5.1.4.50 DOP - Additional Component Added a table outlining the method for calculating family tax benefit child rate.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.100 ISB - 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.
5.1.10.20 CES - 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 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 rent assistance.
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 Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated seniors supplement rates.
5.2.9.30 CES - Historical Rates Updated historical rates.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Clarified policy.
5.5.2 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Single Person Updated date.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated rates.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated rates.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependent, Paying No Rent Updated rates.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated rates.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated rates.
5.5.3 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Partnered Recipient Updated policy.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated rates.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Result In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated rates.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated rates.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated rates.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated rates.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated rates.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated rates.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated rates.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated rate calculation example.
6.7.3.90 Waiver of Debts of a Particular Class Clarified policy.
8.5.1 Payment Nominee Updated policy.
8.5.2 Correspondence Nominee Updated policy.
9.2.2.40 Visa Subclass 103 Parent Updated visa status.
9.2.2.110 Visa Subclass 114 Aged Dependent Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.2.120 Visa Subclass 115 Remaining Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.2.130 Visa Subclass 116 Carer Updated visa status.
9.2.2.160 Visa Subclass 119 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) Updated visa status.
9.2.5.30 Visa Subclass 302 Emergency (Permanent Visa Applicant) Updated visa status.
9.2.5.40 Visa Subclass 303 Emergency (Temporary Visa Applicant) Updated visa status.
9.2.6.320 Visa Subclass 448 Kosovar Safe Haven (Temporary) Updated policy.
9.2.10.70 Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Updated policy.
9.2.11.50 Visa Subclass 804 Aged Parent Updated visa status.
9.2.11.310 Visa Subclass 835 Remaining Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.11.320 Visa Subclass 836 Carer Updated policy.
9.2.11.340 Visa Subclass 838 Aged Dependent Relative Updated visa status.
9.2.12.30 Visa Subclass 851 Resolution of Status (Permanent) (Class CD) Updated visa information.

11 August 2014 (v1.206)

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1.1.A.55 Adequate financial consideration (deprivation) Updated policy.
1.1.C.207 Commercial lease value Updated policy.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Updated rates.
1.1.S.57 SEAM locations Updated definition.
1.1.S.67 Secondary studies (DOP) Updated policy.
1.2.12.40 Essential Medical Equipment Payment (EMEP) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.3 Verifying Financial Information Updated policy.
2.2.9 Retirement & Widows Verification Updated policy.
3.1.10.30 SEAM Requirements Updated policy.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Updated examples.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Clarified policy.
3.7.1.70 Long Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated example.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Added visa subclass 852 to list of those not required to serve the newly arrived resident's waiting period.
3.7.2.20 Substantial Change in Circumstances for SpB Clarified policy.
3.7.5.30 SpB Activity Test Exemptions Updated visa information.
4.1.3 Deprivation of Assets & Income - Effect on Income Updated policy.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated rates.
4.3.8.40 Income from Boarders or Lodgers Clarified policy.
4.6.3.10 General Provisions for Assessing the Principal Home Updated policy.
4.6.3.30 Defining the Principal Home Updated policy.
4.6.4.40 Assessing Sale Leaseback Residences Updated policy.
4.6.5.30 Assessing Property, Real Estate & Unit Trusts Updated policy.
4.6.6.10 General Provisions for Valuation of Assets Updated policy.
4.6.6.20 Overseas Real Estate, Partner's Share of a Business & Assets Not Readily Accessible Updated policy.
4.6.7.90 Notional Ordinary Income - Non-farm Property and Other Assets Clarified policy.
4.6.8.40 Private Land Use Test Updated policy.
4.6.8.70 Determining the Effective Use of the Land Clarified policy.
4.7.1.40 Assessment of Assets for Sole Traders Updated policy.
4.7.1.50 Assessment of Assets for Partnerships Clarified policy.
4.12.4.10 Valuation of the Assets of Designated Private Trusts & Designated Private Companies Updated policy.
4.14.3.35 Special Disability Trusts - Discretionary Spending Updated for indexation.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated asset value limit.
5.5.6.20 Couple, 1 Partner Unemployed, Other Self-employed on a Farm Producing No Income Updated policy.
5.5.6.30 Couple, 1 Partner Unemployed, Other Self-employed on a Farm Producing Small Income Updated policy.
5.5.6.50 Couple, 1 DSP Recipient, Partner unemployed, Farm Producing No Income Updated policy.
6.1.1.20 Causes & Types of Income & Assets Reviews Updated policy.
6.1.2.40 Reviews - Sale of Home & Temporary Absence from Principal Home Clarified policy.
6.1.2.50 Reviews - Business, Sole Traders & Partnerships Updated policy.
6.1.2.55 Reviews - Business - Private Trusts & Private Companies Updated policy.
6.7.2.40 Debt Recovery by Legal Proceedings Updated policy.
6.7.3.20 Waiver of Debt Updated terminology.
9.4.3.90 AoS Requirements for Corporations Clarified policy.

1 July 2014 (v1.205)

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1.1.A.15 Accommodation bonds, accommodation bond balance Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
1.1.A.18 Accommodation charge Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
1.1.A.110 Aged care (residential) Update to reflect aged care reforms starting 1 July 2014.
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (YA (full-time student), Austudy, PES) Updated policy.
1.1.A.323 Australian Apprentice Income Bank Clarified policy.
1.1.A.324 Australian Apprentice Clarified policy.
1.1.C.25 Care situations Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.C.208 Commonwealth Registration Number Clarified policy.
1.1.D.05 Daily accommodation payment, daily accommodation contribution (residential aged care) New page.
1.1.D.13 Daily fees (residential aged care) Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
1.1.E.240 Extra allowable amount Clarified policy.
1.1.F.135 Financial investments Updated policy to reflect new measure to extend deeming provisions to account-based income streams.
1.1.G.66 Green army allowance New page.
1.1.G.67 Green Army Programme New definition.
1.1.H.90 Hostel or low level care home Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
1.1.M.120 Member of a couple Clarified policy.
1.1.N.140 Nursing home or high level care home Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
1.1.O.20 Open Learning (YA) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.P.100 Part-time study (YA) Clarified definition.
1.1.P.310 Portability, proportional portability Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.P.370 Prescribed Education Scheme Clarified definition.
1.1.P.375 Prescribed student child Clarified policy.
1.1.R.113 Refundable deposit, refundable deposit balance New page.
1.1.Y.10 Year 13 (YA) Updated policy.
1.2.7.180 Approved Program of Work Supplement (APWS) - Description Updated to reflect inclusion of Green Army Programme.
2.2.5.13 Registered Relationships Updated to reflect recently introduced Qld legislation.
3.1.7.50 Sample Calculations - SWPP Updated examples.
3.1.13.10 Types of Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.13.110 Transitional Arrangements (deleted) Removed information.
3.1.13.20 No Show, No Pay Failures Updated policy.
3.1.13.30 Connection & Reconnection Failures & Penalties Clarified policy.
3.1.13.80 Unemployment Non-payment Periods Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.15 Payability during Green Army Programme New page.
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Clarified policy.
3.2.7.40 Approved courses of study for YA Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply to? Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.10 Activity Testing for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.20 Job Search - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - Principal Carer Parent, Partial Capacity to Work & Mature Age (55 Years & Over) Job Seekers Updated policy.
3.2.9.85 Suitable Activity - Green Army Programme New page.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.140 Suitable Activity - Defence Force Reserves Clarified policy.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.3.4.10 Approved Courses of Study for Austudy Updated policy.
3.4.1.10 Qualification for Age Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.4.7.20 Registration for PBS Updated to reflect pension bonus scheme legislative changes.
3.4.7.30 Bonus Periods for PBS Updated to reflect pension bonus scheme legislative changes.
3.4.7.80 Claiming the PBS Bonus Updated to reflect pension bonus scheme legislative changes.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated to reflect introduction of the Green Army Programme.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP) Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 30 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.30 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 30 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.40 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 30 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.42 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP Updated policy.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.6.50 Assessment of Vocational Training for Standard Rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated to reflect holders of visa subclass 449, (humanitarian stay (temporary)) eligible for special benefit.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated to reflect exemption from NARWP for holders of visa subclass 449.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Updated to reflect holders of visa subclass 449 may be eligible for special benefit.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Activity Tests? Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect introduction of Green Army Programme.
3.8.3.20 PES Qualifying Study for Tertiary Students Update policy.
4.2.9.30 - Family Actual Means Test - Amounts not included in Family Actual Means Test Clarified policy.
4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.30 Scope of Deeming Updated to include information on new measure to extend deeming provisions to account-based income streams.
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 threshold.
4.4.2 Deeming of Financial Investments Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Updated to reflect aged care reform legislative changes.
4.6.3.70 Exempting the Principal home - Care Situations Updated to reflect 1 July 2014 aged care reforms.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated to reflect policy change.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated income and assets limits.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated to reflect 1 July indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated rates.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments Added reference to exemption for one-off ex-gratia payment of $25,000 received by a person or a person's partner for Australian prisoners of war in Europe in WW2. Included payments made by the Thalidomide Australia Fixed Trust as being specifically excluded as income.
4.13.3.30 Effect of Periodic Compensation on the Partner of a Compensation Recipient Added policy reference.
4.14.3.10 General Requirements for Special Disability Trusts Clarified policy.
4.14.3.70 Special Disability Trusts - Rules regarding related parties New page.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect changes to Australian working life residence.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Clarified policy.
5.1.8.30 Common Provisions Affecting Calculation of a Rate Updated policy.
5.4.1.50 Repayment of Advance Payments - Benefits & Pensions Clarified policy.
5.5.4 Samples of PP Rate Calculations Updated currency date of rates.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated rates.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated rates.
6.2.5.03 DSP - Application of DSP Qualification Rules at Review Updated policy.
6.2.5.15 DSP - General Provisions for Service Updates Updated to reflect legislative changes.
6.2.5.60 SA - Field Reviews (deleted) Removed information.
6.2.5.70 SA - Mail Reviews Updated policy.
6.2.5.80 SA - Rehabilitation Case Reviews (deleted) Removed information.
6.7.1.60 Debts Arising from AAT Stay Orders Clarified policy.
7.1.1.10 Overview of Portability Legislation Updated to reflect legislative changes to Australian working life residence requirements.
7.2.2.10 Calculating Proportional Portability for Non-Agreement Pensions Updated to reflect legislative changes.
7.2.2.60 Post Departure Reviews of Portable Payments Updated to reflect legislative changes.
7.2.3.20 General Provisions - Changing Payment Types when a Recipient is Outside Australia Updated to reflect legislative changes.
8.1.3.10 Provision of Information Clarified policy.
9.2.1.30 Visa Subclass 070 Bridging (Removal Pending) Visa Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.2.90 Visa Subclass 111 Transitional Permanent Visas (deleted - see 9.2.15) Removed information.
9.2.5.60 Visa Subclass 309 Spouse/Partner (Provisional) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.5.70 Visa Subclass 310 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.6.310 Visa Subclass 447 Secondary Movement Offshore Entry Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.6.330 Visa Subclass 449 Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
9.2.7.20 Visa Subclass 451 Secondary Movement Relocation Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.9.60 Visa Subclass 695 Return Pending Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.10.70 Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.10.80 Visa Subclass 786 Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.10.90 Visa Subclass 787 Witness Protection (Trafficking)(Temporary) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.11.190 Visa Subclass 820Partner - Temporary (Previously Extended Eligibility(Spouse/Partner )) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.11.220 Visa Subclass 826 Interdependency (provisional) Updated to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may be payable.
9.2.14 Visa Subclass ZB 951 Criminal Justice Stay Visa Update to reflect that parental leave pay and dad and partner pay may also be payable.
9.2.15 Visa Transitional Permanent Visas New page.
10.1.9.30 Working Life Residence for Agreement Payments Updated Australian working life residence requirements to reflect legislative changes.
10.1.9.40 Calculating Proportional Income under Agreements Updated Australian working life residence requirements to reflect legislative change.
10.1.100 General Principles Glossary Updated definition of Australian working life residence to reflect legislative changes.
10.22.7.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Korea Updated to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.24.7.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Japan Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.25.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Finland Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.26.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Poland Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.27.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.28.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Czech Republic Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.29.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Slovak Republic Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.30.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Hungary Update to reflect Australian working life residence requirements legislative changes.
10.31.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Latvia Updated to reflect Australian working life residence requirement legislative changes.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Removed pharmaceutical allowance from list of payments not subject to income management.
11.1.3.50 Priority Needs under Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.11.80 Disbursement of an Income Management Account Balance of a Deceased Person Updated policy.
11.4.1.20 People Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated specified states, territories and areas.
11.4.2.40 Determination Process for the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Measure Where a Person Meets the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Measure Youth Triggers Clarified policy.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM Areas Updated to reflect legislative changes.

12 May 2014 (v1.204)

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1.1.L.100 Long term income support student (YA, Austudy) Clarified policy
1.1.M.20 Major disaster (AGDRP) Updated policy
1.1.M.150 Ministers of religion Updated list of clergy who are considered to be ministers of religion contracted for service.
1.1.P.414 Principle carer - disputed care arrangements & abduction Updated policy.
1.1.T.188 Two or more carers (CP) Clarified policy
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Clarified policy.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Clarified Table 1.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during Overseas Travel Clarified policy where period of carer's overseas absence with care receiver is more than 6 weeks.
3.8.9.60 Payment of FAA Clarified policy.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Added Thalidomide Class Action payment to list of lump sums that have been specifically exempted under section 8(11). Updated to reflect repeal of some s8(11) determinations and the remade HILDA s8(11) determination.
4.6.3.20 Determining Homeowners & Non-Homeowners Clarified policy.
5.1.8.50 Common Provisions Affecting Indexation of Pensions Clarified policy
6.7.1.20 Debts Arising under the SSAct from 1/7/2001 Clarified policy.
6.7.1.120 Debts Arising from Multiple Payments Clarified policy.
6.7.3.80 Waiver of Debt on the Basis of Notional Entitlement Clarified policy.
7.1.4 Requirements for Former Residents of Australia Receiving a Portable Pension Clarified former residence provisions.
9.2 Visa Subclasses & Payment Eligibility for Visas Issued After 1/9/94 Updated references to DIAC throughout whole chapter.
10.1.1.20 Reason for Agreements Clarified policy.
10.1.10.10 Principles of Paying Agreement Pensions Overseas Clarified policy.
10.1.10.20 Agreement Pensioner Returning to Australia Clarified policy.
10.1.10.80 Former Residents & Agreements Clarified policy.

20 March 2014 (v1.203)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figures.
1.1.G.58 Grandfathering arrangements (NSA) pre 1 July 2012 Clarified information is for historical purposes only.
1.1.G.59 Grandfathering arrangements (SA) pre 1July 2012 Clarified information is for historical purposes only.
1.1.P.377 Preservation age Updated policy.
3.1.11.40 Working Credit Daily Calculation Examples Updated example.
3.1.11.60 Working Credit & the CDEP Scheme Updated example.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated qualification criteria.
3.2.7.90 YA Study-load - Full-time Students in Non-traditional Courses Clarified description of assessment of study load for Open Universities Australia.
3.6.4.30 CP Qualification - Higher ADAT Score Adult is Not Receiving an Australian Government Income Support Payment Clarified policy.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during Temporary Cessation of Care Clarified policy.
3.6.4.60 Changes to Care Receiver Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Clarified policy.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Clarified when Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) participants have an eligibility for crisis payment.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.20 Payability of RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.40 Notification, Verification & Recipient Obligations for RA Clarified policy
3.8.1.50 Continuation, Variation or Termination of RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.80 Government Rent & RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.90 Temporary Accommodation & RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.100 Ineligible Homeowners & RA Clarified policy.
3.8.9.40 Change in Circumstances during the Study Year for FAA Updated policy.
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.
3.15.4.100 Approved Forms of Energy (EMEP) Clarified policy.
4.1.8 Deprivation Related to Annuities Updated policy.
4.2.1 Pension Income Test & Additional Free Area for Dependent Children Updated policy.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated policy and rates.
4.2.4.20 PPP Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated income free area.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated group personal care support schemes approved by a Minister.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Asset Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Updated primary conditions for relief - 50% exemption.
4.10.2 Historical Unemployment & Sickness Benefit Income Test Added details regarding changes to the income free area from 20 March 2014.
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.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a Rate of PP - Partnered Updated income free area.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.100 ISB - 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 rates.
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 rent assistance 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.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated example.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated example.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated example.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income under $250 per Fortnight Updated example.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated example.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated example.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated example.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated example.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated example.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated example.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated example.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated example.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated example.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated example.
6.2.4.20 DOP Reviews - General Provisions Updated policy.
9.2.6.280 Visa Subclass 444 Special Category Updated policy.

10 February 2014 (v1.202)

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1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Updated threshold.
1.1.S.370 Student income bank (YA, Austudy) Updated maximum student income bank credit.
2.2.4.50 Verifying Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Clarified policy.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Clarified policy regarding continuing students.
4.2.8.50 Full-time Students - Personal Income Test, Limits & Student Income Bank Updated income free area and maximum student income bank credit.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentices Personal Income Test, Limits & Australian Apprentices Income Bank Updated income free area.
4.9.2.17 Retention of Asset Test Exemption for ATE Income Streams Purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Clarified policy.
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.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated policy regarding payment for students who travel overseas.
10.31.1.30 Social Security System in Latvia Updated information.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated list of category I payments.
11.2.5.30 Category Q Welfare Payment Updated list of category Q payments.
11.2.5.40 Category S Welfare Payment Updated list of category S payments.
11.4.1.20 Who is Income Managed under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated locations to reflect boundary changes.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM Areas Updated locations to reflect boundary changes.

2 January 2014 (v1.201)

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1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) Updated participation requirements for job seekers who have a partial capacity to work.
1.1.E.102 Employment income Clarified definition.
1.1.P.55 Part 2.23B major disaster New definition.
1.1.P.270 Pharmaceutical concessions (HCC, PCC, CSHC) Clarified definition.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study Updated definition.
1.1.S.66 Secondary pupil child Clarified policy.
1.2.6.40 Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) - Description New page.
2.2.1.10 General Procedures for Verifying Identity Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
3.1.4.05 Payability During Periods in Gaol or Psychiatric Confinement Clarified policy.
3.1.4.10 Situations that Constitute Being in Gaol or Psychiatric Confinement Clarified policy.
3.1.4.20 Person Undertaking a Course of Rehabilitation Clarified policy.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated policy.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.2.50 Students Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Activity Testing & Mutual Obligation for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated policy.
3.2.8.20 Who Does Activity Testing Apply to? Updated policy.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated policy.
3.2.9.40 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - Principal Carer Parent, Partial Capacity to Work & Mature Age (55 Years & Over) Job Seekers Clarified policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated policy.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updated policy.
3.6.7.60 Qualification during Temporary Absence from the Private Home - Hospitalisation (CA) Clarified policy.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
3.7.4.30 Qualification for CrP - Extreme Circumstances (other) Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
3.7.6 DRA - Qualification & Payability New section.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
3.8.1.100 Ineligible Homeowners & RA Clarified policy.
3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES Updated policy.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Added newly arrived resident's waiting period exemption for substantial change in circumstances.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Added details of extension of pensioner concession card (PCC) for parenting payment (single) (PPS) recipients when the youngest child turns 8 years of age.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Clarified policy.
3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect the cessation of the clean energy advance.
3.15.3 LIS & LIFS - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
4.2.7 DRA Income Test New page.
4.3.5.10 How Income from DVA is Assessed Updated policy.
4.3.5.60 About DVA Compensation Payments Updated policy.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt Assets Added information on payments to Australian prisoners of war.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated income limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated permissible child earnings.
5.1.6.40 DRA - Current Rates New page.
5.1.10.10 CEA - Current Rates Updated to reflect the cessation of the clean energy advance (CEA).
5.1.10.20 CES - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.9.10 CEA - Historical Rates Updated to reflect the cessation of the clean energy advance (CEA).
5.4.3 PhA Advance Payment Clarified policy.
5.5.5 Samples of DRA Rate Calculations New section.
6.4.7 Waiver of CAPs During Victorian TAA Non-Payment Periods Clarified policy.
7.1.4 Requirements for Former Residents of Australia Receiving a Portable Pension Updated former resident information.
8.1.4.60 Special Payments - Documentation Required Updated to reflect implementation of disaster recovery allowance (DRA).
10.2.9.10 Portability & the Agreement with New Zealand Clarified policy.
11.1.1.20 Outline of Income Management Measures Updated policy.
11.2.1 Cape York Welfare Reforms - Overview Updated policy.
11.9.3.10 Recognised State or Territory Authorities for the SPAR Measure Updated policy.
11.9.7 Review & Appeal Process under the SPAR Measure Updated policy.
11.9.7.40 Reviews & Appeals through the Recognised State or Territory Authority Review Procedures under the SPAR Measure Updated policy.