Guide to Social Security Law Updates - 2015

9 November 2015 (v1.217)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.C.104 CDEP Scheme payment (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.C.105 CDEP Scheme quarter (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.C.212 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Scheme (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.D.115 Designated provider Updated policy.
1.1.F.95 Fares allowance (YA, Austudy) Clarified policy.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.1.J.10 Job capacity assessment (JCA) Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.1.J.30 Job search activities (higher rate MOB) Updated policy.
1.1.M.160 Mutual obligation requirements Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.1.P.440 Program of support (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.P.57 Participation plan (DSP) Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.2.5.40 Mobility Allowance (MOB) - Description Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
1.2.7.90 Fares Allowance (FAA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.11.10 Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment (MSP) - Description Updated policy to reflect cessation of Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment (MSP).
1.2.11.20 Voluntary Income Management (VIM) Incentive Payment - Description Updated to reflect cessation of Voluntary income management (VIM) incentive payment.
2.2.2 Verifying Personal Details Clarified policy.
3.1.2.50 Ordinary Waiting Period Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.1.7.10 Who is Affected by a SWPP Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Removed reference to Remote Jobs Communities Programme.
3.2.8.30 What is a Job Plan? Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP). Removed reference to Drought Force.
3.2.9.30 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requitrements - General Clarified policy.
3.2.9.60 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole Added information on Community Development Programme eligibility.
3.2.9.80 Suitable Activity - Drought Force (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated policy.
3.2.9.110 Suitable Activity - Part-time or Casual Employment Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updated policy.
3.2.9.220 Suitable Activity - RJCP Structured Activities (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.230 Suitable Activity - RJCP Community Participation Activity (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.240 Suitable Activity - Remote Youth Leadership & Development Corps Updated to reflect that there are no new referrals and the programme will cease to operate as of 30 June 2016.
3.2.10.10 Activities to Meet an Annual Activity Requirment Removed reference to Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP).
3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake an Annual Activity Requirement? Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.2.10.30 Annual Activity Requirement - Hours of Participation Removed reference to Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP).
3.3.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PA Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.3.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Austudy Recipients Updated policy.
3.3.3.50 Notification & Recipient Obligations for Austudy Updated policy.
3.3.5.20 Participation Interviews for PA & WA Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.4.3.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WA Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs Communities Programme (RJCP) Changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job search (PP) Clarified policy.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect Remote Jobs Communities Programme (RJCP) Changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated to reflect Remote Jobs Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated list of temporary visas for which holder may be paid special benefit.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated exemptions from the NARWP.
3.7.1.70 Long Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated example 1.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Updated policy.
3.7.2.20 Substantial Change in Circumstances for SpB Updated policy.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Updated list of temporary visas for which holder may be paid special benefit.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements? Updated to reflect Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) changed to Community Development Programme (CDP).
3.8.1.104 Special RA Rules for Young Single People Clarified policy.
3.8.14.10 Qualification for Training Supplement Removed references to Green Corps and Drought Force.
3.8.9.30 Determining the FAA Reimbursement for Austudy, PES & YA Clarified policy.
3.8.9.60 Payment of FAA Clarified policy.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP).
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated to reflect exemption of payments made under Tasmanian Motor Accidents Insurance Board 'Future Care Payments' scheme.
4.3.3.70 Income from Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) Updated policy.
5.1.7.30 PES - Current Rate Updated policy.
6.7.1.30 Assurance of Support Debts Updated policy.
8.1.1.20 Claim Lodgement - General Provisions Updated policy.
8.1.1.30 Claim Lodgement - Payment Specific Provisions Updated policy.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a Payment Updated policy.
9.2.5.70 Visa Subclass 310 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated policy.
9.2.6.310 Visa Subclass 447 Secondary Movement Offshore Entry Updated policy.
9.2.7.20 Visa Subclass 451 Secondary Movement Relocation Updated policy.
9.2.9.60 Visa Subclass 695 Return Pending Updated policy.
9.2.10.90 Visa Subclass 787 Witness Protection (Trafficking) (Temporary) Updated policy.
9.2.11.220 Visa Subclass 826 Interdependency (Provisional) Updated policy.
9.2.14 Visa Subclass ZB 951 Criminal Justice Stay Visa Clarified policy.
9.4.3.60 AoS - Income Requirements & Family Circumstances of Potential Assurer Updated examples.
10.5.8.60 Exempt Payments - Agreement with Canada Clarified policy.
10.6.100 Spanish Glossary Updated definition of Benefit and Spanish Creditable Period/s. Removed definition of Spanish Social Security System Administration.
10.6.2 Terms Used - Agreement with Spain Clarified policy.
10.6.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Spain Clarified policy.
10.8.2 Terms Used - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.8.8.10 Rate Calculation - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.8.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.9.2 Terms Used - Agreement with Ireland Clarified policy.
10.10.2 Terms Used - Agreement with Portugal Clarified policy.
10.14.2 Terms Used - Agreement with Germany Clarified policy.
11.1.14.30 Principal Carer Exemptions from Income Management Financial Vulnerability Test Updated to reflect the matched savings scheme (income management) payment ceased from 1 July 2015.
11.4.1.10 Background of the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy.
11.4.1.20 People income managed under the vulnerable payment recipients measure Clarified policy.
11.7.6 Application of Income Management under VIM Measure Updated policy.
11.7.9 VIM Incentive Payment Updated to reflect cessation of voluntary income management incentive payment.
11.9.2.30 Referral to Financial Management Program Services & MSP under the SPAR Measure (deleted) Removed information.

20 October 2015 (v1.216)

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4.8.2.30 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Removed information about the treatment of lump sum disability payments resulting from an insurance policy in a superannuation fund.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments Removed disability insurance lump sum payment from a superannuation fund from example of payments that DO NOT fall within the section 17(2) definition.

21 September 2015 (v1.215)

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1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Added National Training Wage schedule rate from 1 July 2015.
1.1.P.40 Parental income test (YA) Updated definition.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated policy.
1.1.S.438 Supporting Jobless Families measure participation requirements (PP) Updated to reflect measure has been extended.
1.1.T.28 Teenage Parent Trial participation requirements (PP) Updated to reflect measure has been extended.
1.1.T.90 Test period (PBS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.7.180 Approved Programme Work Supplement (APWS) - Description Updated policy.
3.1.4.30 Payment after Release Removed reference to maternity immunisation allowance and maternity allowance.
3.1.13.60 Compliance Activities Updated policy.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.3.40 Start Day for YA (Student or Australian Apprentice) Clarified policy.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, Variation or Termination of YA Clarified policy.
3.2.8.30 What is a Job Plan? Clarified example.
3.2.9.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated list of items that a delegate may consider suitable for inclusion in a Job Plan.
3.2.9.120 Suitable Activity - Brokered or Unpaid Work Experience Placement Activities (deleted - see 3.2.9.250) Removed information.
3.2.9.250 Suitable Activity - National Work Experience Programme New page.
3.2.10.10 Activities to Meet an Annual Activitiy Requirement Updated policy.
3.3.3.70 Austudy Participation Failures Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Clarified policy.
3.3.4.80 Austudy and Impact of Previous Study Clarified policy.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated policy.
3.5.1.160 When is a Job Plan Required? (PP) Updated list of other suitable activities.
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.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activites (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.1.50 Payability of DSP Removed details regarding payment of DSP overseas.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.7.2.110 SpB in Other Common Situations Updated terminology.
3.8.13 UA - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to seniors supplement.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated to reflect indexation.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Updated to reflect indexation.
4.10.7.50 Historical Income Limits for CSHC Updated income limits.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/9/1996 Updated income limits.
4.13.1.25 Treatment of Specific Compensatory Type Payments Clarified policy.
4.13.1.50 Exemptions from the Compensation Provisions Clarified policy.
4.13.2.10 Treatment of Specific Lump Sums Clarified policy.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - Family Assets Test & Limits Updated to reflect legislative changes.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated thresholds and rates.
5.1.7.100 ISB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.110 UA Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - 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.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.1.40 Additional Benefit for Child, Mother's & 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 to reflect indexation.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect indexation.
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 Pensions - 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 to reflect indexation.
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 and thresholds.
5.2.6.40 TAL & Telephone Rental Concession Historical Rates - January 1990 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.5.2 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Single Person Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $252 per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income $252 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & Over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3 Samples of Allowance Rate Calculations - Partnered Recipient Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4 Samples of PP Rate Calculations Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated to reflect indexation.
6.4.1 Compensation Recovery in Specific Circumstances Clarified policy.
9.4.3.60 AoS - Income Requirements & Family Circumstances of Potential Assurer Updated policy.
10.1.5.30 Totalisation Process Updated example in step 3.
10.1.5.40 Minimum Periods for Australian Residents Clarified policy.
10.1.5.60 Overlapping Periods Clarified policy.
10.1.7 Requirement to Claim a Pension from the Agreement Country Clarified policy.
10.1.9.50 Payments for Children of Pensioners Overseas Updated rates.
10.2.10.10 Information which can be exchanged - Agreement with New Zealand Clarified policy.
10.2.5.10 Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with New Zealand Clarified policy.
10.6.9.10 Portability & the Agreement with Spain Clarified policy.
11.1.1.10 Background to Income Management (deleted) Removed information.
11.1.1.20 Outline of Income Management Measures Clarified policy.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated list of category I payments.
11.1.2.30 Centrelink Referral Process (deleted) Removed information.
11.1.15 Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment Updated to reflect the matched savings scheme (income management) payment ceased from 1 July 2015.
11.1.15.10 Qualification for MSP Updated to reflect cessation of matched savings scheme (income management) payment (MSP).
11.2.5.30 Category Q Welfare Payment Updated list of payments.
11.2.5.40 Category S Welfare Payment Updated list of payments.
11.3.2.30 Referral to Financial Management Program Services & MSP under the Child Protection Measure (deleted) Removed information.
11.4.1.30 Referral to Financial Management Program Services & MSP under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure (deleted) Removed information.
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.
11.5.1.30 Referral to Financial Management Support Services & MSP under the Disengaged Youth Measure (deleted) Removed information.
11.6.1.40 Referral to Financial Management Support Services & MSP under the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure (deleted) Removed information.
11.7.2.10 Locations That Are Declared VIM Areas Updated policy.

17 August 2015 (v1.214)

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1.1.L.10 Labour market programs (NSA, YA) Updated definition.
1.1.R.160 Rent (RA) Updated definition.
1.2.3.50 Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.6.40 Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) - Description Updated to reflect 2015 Determination.
2.2.4.50 Verifying Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Updated policy.
3.1.2.40 Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Updated policy.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Clarified policy.
3.2.9.60 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole Updated policy.
3.2.9.70 Suitable Activity - Full-Time Work for the Dole (deleted - see 3.2.9.60) Removed information.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for PLS Updated example.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Clarified policy.
3.4.5.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for PLS Clarified policy.
3.4.5.80 Continuation & Termination of PLS Clarified policy.
3.6.1.50 Payability of DSP Updated information on payment of disability support pension overseas.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during overseas travel Clarified policy.
3.6.12.300 DCLAD (Child) Professional Questionnaire Scoring Steps 8&9 - Age Amended THP Total Score Clarified policy.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated policy.
3.7.6.20 Determining the Rate of DRA Updated to reflect 2015 Determination.
3.9.3.38 Total Net Investment Loss - Net Rental Property Loss Updated Act reference.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - Parental Income Test & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.9.30 Family Actual Means Test - Amounts Not Included in Family Actual Means Test Updated policy.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Added Victorian Transport Accident Commission - Scheme for Payment of Medical and Like Benefits to Persons Injured as a result of a Transport Accident and Scheme for Individualised Funding to list of group personal care support schemes approved by ministers.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated to reflect two determinations have been revoked and remade.
4.3.9.30 Income from Personal Injury Insurance Schemes Clarified policy.
4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Added 1 July 2015 deeming thresholds.
4.4.1.20 Operation of Deeming Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient/Single Allowee Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient/Single Allowee Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple Updated to reflect 1 July 2015 deeming threshold.
4.6.2.10 General Provisions for Exempt assets Added 2015 exempt funeral investment threshold.
4.8.2.30 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Clarified policy.
4.9.1.30 Specific Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified policy.
4.13.1.20 Assessment of Compensatory Type Payments Clarified policy.
4.14.3.35 Special Disability Trusts - Discretionary Spending Updated discretionary amount.
6.2.6.10 SpB Reviews - Quarterly & Intensive Reviews Updated policy.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated special conditions for special benefit.
7.2.2.10 Calculating proportional portability for non-agreement pensions Clarified policy.
9.2.8.40 Visa Subclass 570 Independent ELICOS Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.50 Visa Subclass 571 Schools Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.60 Visa Subclass 572 Vocational Education & Training Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.70 Visa Subclass 573 Higher Education Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.80 Visa Subclass 574 Postgraduate Research Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.90 Visa Subclass 575 Non-award Foundation/Other Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.100 Visa Subclass 576 AusAid or Defence Sector Updated policy.
9.2.8.110 Visa Subclass 580 Student Guardian Visa Updated policy.
10.5.4.20 Where people can lodge claims under the Agreement with Canada Updated Human Resources Development Canada to Employment and Social Development Canada.
10.5.11.20 Lodgement of Appeals - Agreement with Canada Updated Human Resources Development Canada to Employment and Social Development Canada.
10.5.100 Canadian Glossary Updated Human Resources Development Canada to Employment and Social Development Canada.
10.14.9.20 Australia to Germany & Germany to Australia Clarified policy.
10.14.100 German Glossary Clarified definition of Australian Disability Support Pension.
11.1.14.60 Provision of Evidence of Activities for Income Management Exemptions Updated policy.

1 July 2015 (v1.213)

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1.1.A.180 Approval of courses (YA) Updated policy.
1.1.C.103 CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) Removed information.
1.1.C.110 Changes in circumstances (DOP) Updated terminology.
1.1.C.175 Clean energy advance period Removed reference to seniors supplement.
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated to reflect cessation of community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
1.1.C.350 Continuous Support (YA, DSP) Clarified definition.
1.1.D.18 Date of effect Updated terminology.
1.1.D.180 Disability medical assessment (DSP) Updated policy to reflect revised disability support pension (DSP) assessment process.
1.1.E.102 Employment income Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) wages.
1.1.E.103 Employment pathway plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) (deleted - see 1.1.J.25) Removed information.
1.1.J.25 Job Plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP, SpB (NVHs)) New page.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, CP, Partial capacity to work) Updated to reflect revised DSP assessment process from 1 July 2015.
1.1.M.160 Mutual obligation requirements Updated definition.
1.1.M.170 Mutual obligation requirements (NSA, YA (job seekers)) (Deleted) Removed information.
1.1.P.57 Participation plan (DSP) New page.
1.1.P.58 Participation requirements (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study Updated policy.
1.1.R.55 Receiving Updated to reflect the new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery.
1.1.R.80 Recent workforce experience (PA,WA) Removed reference to community developments employment project (CDEP) scheme.
1.1.S.403 Sufficient work test Updated policy.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated policy.
1.2.3.10 Age Pension (Age) - Description Updated to reflect cessation of community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
1.2.3.40 Widow B Pension (WidB) - Description Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
1.2.3.90 Bereavement Allowance (BVA) - Description Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated to reflect cessation of CDEP, baby bonus, maternity immunisation allowance and clean energy advance.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Removed references to community development employment projects (CDEP).
1.2.7.70 Telephone Allowance (TAL) - Description Removed reference to senior supplement.
1.2.7.80 Remote Area Allowance (RAA) - Description Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
1.2.7.100 Community Development Employment Projects Scheme Participant Supplement (CPS) - Description Removed information.
1.2.7.120 Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA) - Description Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
1.2.7.180 Approved Program Work Supplement (APWS) - Description Updated to reflect new 2015-2020 jobactive service delivery model.
1.2.8.10 Health Care Card (HCC) - Description Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP).
1.2.8.20 Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) - Description Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) participants.
1.2.8.30 Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) - Description Removed reference to senior supplement.
1.2.10.20 Seniors Supplement - Description Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
3.1.1.10 Residence Requirements Clarified policy.
3.1.2.50 Ordinary Waiting Period Updated policy.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated policy.
3.1.5.120 Examples of Bereavement Calculations for PP Updated examples.
3.1.7.10 Who is Affected by a SWPP Updated policy.
3.1.11.10 Recipients Eligible for Working Credit Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.1.11.30 Working Credit Depletion Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.11.40 Working Credit Daily Calculation Examples Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments Updated policy.
3.1.13.10 Types of Failures & Penalties Updated policy.
3.1.13.20 No Show, No Pay Failures Updated policy.
3.1.13.30 Participation Payment Suspensions, Connection Failures, Non-Attendance Failures, Reconnection Failures & Penalties Updated policy.
3.1.13.40 Serious Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.13.60 Compliance Activities Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.13.70 Comprehensive Compliance Assessments Updated policy.
3.1.13.90 Reasonable Excuse Updated policy.
3.1.13.100 Payment Pending Review - Compliance Framework Updated policy.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.2.1.35 Move to Area of Lower Employment Prospects for NSA, YA & SpB Recipients Updated policy.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for NSA recipients Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.2.1.70 Notification & Recipient Obligations for NSA Updated policy.
3.2.1.80 Variable Reporting for NSA Updated policy.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work Updated policy.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Removed references to community development employment projects (CDEP).
3.2.3.45 RapidConnect - Impact on YA Payability Updated policy.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for YA Recipients Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.2.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for YA Updated policy.
3.2.5.30 Unreasonable to Live at Home (YA, DSP & SpB) Clarified policy.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self Supporting through Paid Employment Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) program.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Updated examples.
3.2.8.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated to reflect the new employment services model.
3.2.8.20 Who Do Mutual Obligation Requirements Apply to? Updated policy.
3.2.8.30 What is a Job Plan? Updated policy.
3.2.8.40 What Should Not be Included in a Job Plan Updated policy.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in a Job Plan Updated policy.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated policy.
3.2.9.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements 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 - Principal Carer Parent, Partial Capacity to Work & Mature Age (55 Years & Over) Job Seekers - (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.50 Meeting Job Search Requirements - Assessment (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.85 Suitable Activity - Green Army Programme Updated to reflect the new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.2.9.90 Suitable Activity - Green Corps (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated policy.
3.2.9.110 Suitable Activity - Part-time or Casual Employment Updated policy.
3.2.9.120 Suitable Activity - Brokered or Unpaid Work Experience Placement Activities Updated to reflect the new 2015-2020 jobactive service delivery model.
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 Programmes, including Skills for Education & Employment & NEIS Updated policy.
3.2.9.160 Suitable Activity - Non-vocational Programmes & Services Updated to reflect the new 2015-20 job active service delivery model.
3.2.9.180 Suitable Activity - Self-employment (Including Through NEIS) Updated to reflect the new 2015-20 job active service delivery model.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updated policy.
3.2.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Work Experience Activity Requirement Updated to reflect new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.2.10.10 Activities to Meet an Annual Requirement - Overview Updated to reflect the new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake a Annual Activity Requirement? Updated to reflect new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.2.10.30 Annual Activity Requirement - Work Experience Phase Updated to reflect new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.2.10.40 Annual Activity Requirement - Compulsory Activity Phase (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.11.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers/YA students - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated policy.
3.2.11.40 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Updated policy.
3.2.11.50 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.11.70 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances-Case -by-Case Exemptions Updated policy.
3.2.11.90 Mutual Obligation Requirements for YA Early School Leavers - Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Updated policy.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Clarified allowable time rules.
3.4.1.20 Payability of Age Removed information about community development employment project (CDEP).
3.4.1.40 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for Age Recipients Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.4.2.20 Payability of WP Removed information about community development employment project.
3.4.3.20 Payability of WA Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP).
3.4.4.50 Payability of WidB Removed information regarding community development employment project (CDEP).
3.4.4.60 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for WidB Recipients Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.4.7.50 Non-accruing Membership of PBS Removed references to community development employment project (CDEP).
3.4.9.40 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for BVA Recipients Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.5.1.100 Payability of PP - Single Rate Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP).
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - Partnered Rate Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for PP Recipients Updated policy.
3.5.1.140 Notification & Recipient Obligations for PP Updated policy.
3.5.1.160 When is a Job Plan Required? (PP) Updated policy
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable Activity - Study (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.220 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.230 Participation Requirements Exemption - Pregnancy (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.260 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.280 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.1.50 Payability of DSP Removed information about community development employment project (CDEP).
3.6.1.70 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for DSP Recipients Removed references to community development employment projects (CDEP).
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP Clarified participation requirements.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.1.120 Participation Requirement Exemptions for DSP Recipients Clarified policy.
3.6.1.130 Reasonable Excuse (DSP) New page.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Updated policy regarding revised disability support pension (DSP) assessment process.
3.6.2.20 Manifest Grants & Rejections for DSP Updated policy.
3.6.2.50 Assessment of People with Intellectual Impairments for DSP Updated to reflect revised disability support pension (DSP) assessment process from 1 July 2015.
3.6.3 Guidelines to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP Updated PDF version of Guidelines to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP (from 1 January 2012).
3.6.3.05 Guidelines to the Rules for Applying the Impairment Tables Updated to reflect revised disability support pension (DSP) assessment process.
3.6.3.50 Guidelines to Table 5 - Mental Health Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.70 Guidelines to Table 7 - Brain Function Clarified example.
3.6.3.130 Guidelines to Table 13 - Continence Function Clarified example.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary Benefits & Employment Assistance for CP Recipients Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) participant supplement.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.6.7.150 Start Day for CA Clarified policy.
3.6.7.160 Backdating Start Day for CA (deleted - see 8.3.3.50) Removed information.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Added visa subclass 790 to list of temporary visas that may qualify holders for special benefit.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated policy.
3.7.1.70 Long Term Available Funds Test for SpB Updated to include additional visa subclasses in example 1.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Updated visa information.
3.7.2.40 SpB for People not Residentially Qualified for Other Payments Updated to include subclass 790.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian Citizen Children & Australian Permanent Resident Children in the Custody of a Non-permanent Resident Clarified that full-time students under 16 years claiming special benefit must meet the definition of a special benefit homeless person.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - General Provisions Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
3.7.5 Mutual Obligation Requirements of SpB Recipients Updated policy.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements? Updated policy.
3.7.5.20 Who do the SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements Apply to? Updated policy.
3.7.5.30 SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements - Exemptions Updated policy.
3.7.5.40 Non-compliance with SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements Updated terminology.
3.7.5.50 SpB Employment Pathways Plan Updated policy.
3.7.5.70 Study for SpB Recipients Updated policy.
3.8.3.20 PES Qualifying Study for Tertiary Students Clarified policy.
3.8.3.80 Start Dates for PES Qualifying Study Clarified policy.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - NSA, PA, WP, WA & PPP Clarified policy.
3.8.7.10 TAL Qualification & Payability Removed reference to seniors supplement.
3.8.8.20 Payability of RAA Removed information about community development employment project (CDEP) participants.
3.8.10 CDEP CPS - Qualification & Payability Removed information from whole section.
3.8.12 SCA - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
3.8.18 APWS - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect new 2015-20 jobactive service delivery model.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Removed information about community development employment project (CDEP) participants. Updated to reflect MOB HCC reissue period.
3.9.1.40 HCC Provisions for Children & Dependants Updated policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated to reflect change to low income health care card income limits.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to information about community development employment projects (CDEP) participants.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
3.10.3.80 Changing a Payment Delivery Day Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement & community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
3.15.3 LIS & LIFS - Qualification & Payability Removed reference to seniors supplement.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.2.3 Pensions & Benefits Assets Tests & Limits Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.2.4.10 PPS Income & Assets Tests & Limits Clarified policy.
4.2.4.20 PPP Income & Assets Tests & Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.3.3.60 Deferred Income, Salary Sacrifice, Valuable Consideration & Fringe Benefits Updated to reflect changes to fringe benefits.
4.3.5.60 About DVA Compensation Payments Removed reference to seniors supplement.
4.3.5.70 About DVA Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
4.8.2.30 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Clarified policy.
4.10.2 Historical Unemployment & Sickness Benefit Income Test Updated policy.
4.10.3 Historical Age & Invalid (Disability Support) Pension Income & Assets Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.10.4.10 Historical Widow Class A & Sole Parent Benefit Means Test Limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical Widow B Means Test Limits & Additional Payments Updated permissible income and allowable assets limits.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated to reflect change to qualifying limits.
4.11 Taxable Income Information removed.
4.12.3.70 Excluded Trusts Removed reference to payments under the community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme.
4.13.1.30 Effect of Compensation Affected Payments Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) participant supplement.
4.14.3.40 Means Testing of Special Disability Trusts Updated to reflect indexation of concessional asset value limit.
5.1 Current Rates Removed reference to Northern Territory CDEP transition payment.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a Rate of PP - Partnered Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.1.7.60 TAL - Current Rates Removed reference to seniors supplement.
5.1.7.80 CPS - Current Rates Removed information.
5.1.9 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Update to reflect cessation seniors supplement.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates (deleted - see 5.1.10.20) Removed information.
5.1.10.20 ES - Current Rates Updated policy.
5.1.10.40 EMEP - Current Rates Updated rate.
5.2.6.90 SCA Historical Rates - 01/12/2004 to 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
5.2.8 Pension Supplement & Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
5.2.8.20 Seniors Supplement - Historical Rates Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.2.9.10 CEA - Historical Rates Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
5.2.9.20 EMEP - Historical Rates Updated rate.
5.2.9.30 CES - Historical Rates Clarified policy.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of Payments & PAYG Payment Summary - Individual Non-Business Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement & community development employment projects (CDEP) wages.
5.4.6.10 Qualification for Special Employment Advance Payments Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
5.4.6.20 SEA - Return to Work Claims Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
5.4.6.30 SEA - Income Not Received Claims Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
5.4.6.40 Formula for Calculating Special Employment Advance Payments Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $252 per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income $252 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated to reflect indexation of income free area.
6.2.5.55 CP (child) Reviews - Care Load Reviews Updated terminology and clarified policy.
6.7.3.20 Waiver of Debt Updated to reflect the amalgamation of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT).
6.8 Payment Pending Review Updated to reflect amalgamation of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT).
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated to reflect cessation of seniors supplement.
8.1.4.50 Disability & Carer - Documentation Required Updated documentation required for disability support pension (DSP).
8.3.1 Start Days - General Provisions Updated clarified policy for early claims.
8.3.2 Start Days for Early Claims Clarified policy regarding early claims for newstart allowance and youth allowance.
8.3.3.50 Backdated Start Days - CA Clarified policy.
8.3.3.110 Backdated Start Days - PES Clarified policy.
9.1.2.120 Temporary Protection Visas, Other Temporary Humanitarian Visas & Return Pending Visas Updated visa information.
9.2.10.100 Visa Subclasses 790 Safe Haven Enterprise New page.
9.3.5.610 Visa Condition 8565 New page.
9.3.5.620 Visa Condition 8570 New page.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Clarified policy.
9.4.3.80 AoS - Joint & Several AoSs Updated policy.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Clarified policy.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated Bodies Clarified policy.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
11.1.3.90 Unrestricted Direct Payment under Income Management Updated policy.
11.1.7.20 Meeting Priority Needs under Income Management Updated terminology.
11.1.8.20 Non-contact by an Income Managed Person (deleted) Removed information.
11.1.8.40 Non-contact by Income Managed Person at Income Management Exit Interview (deleted) Removed information.
11.1.10.30 Repayment of Money Credited to an Income Management Account Updated policy.
11.1.11.20 Factors to Consider When Disbursing Income Managed Funds Removed reference to exit interviews.
11.1.13 Reviews & Appeals under Income Management Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.1.14.10 Overview of Exemptions from Income Management Clarified policy.
11.1.14.80 Class of Payments Exempt from Income Management Removed information about community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participant supplement.
11.2.3.10 Income Management under the Cape York Initiative - Individuals & Partners Removed reference to community development employment projects (CDEP) scheme participants.
11.2.7.20 Ongoing Individual Contact under the Cape York Initiative Updated policy.
11.2.7.40 Mid-point & End Reviews under the Cape York Initiative (deleted) Removed information.
11.2.8.20 Exit Interview under the Cape York Initiative Removed reference to exit interview.
11.2.9 Review & Appeal Processes under the Cape York Initiative Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.3.5.20 Ongoing Contact under the Child Protection Measure Updated policy.
11.3.5.30 Mid-point & Final Reviews under the Child Protection Measure Removed information.
11.3.6 Interaction between Delegate & Relevant Child Protection Authority for Purposes of the Child Protection Measure Updated policy.
11.3.7 Review & Appeal Process under the Child Protection Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.3.8.20 Exit Interview under the Child Protection Measure Removed reference to exit interview.
11.4.4 Review & Appeal Process under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.4.5 Exit from the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy.
11.4.5.20 Exit Interview under the Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy.
11.5.3 Review & Appeal Process under the Disengaged Youth Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.5.4.20 Exit Interview under the Disengaged Youth Measure Updated policy.
11.6.3 Review & Appeal Process under the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.6.4.20 Exit Interview under the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients Measure Updated policy.
11.7.3 VIM Agreement Updated example.
11.7.7 Review & Appeal Processes under the VIM Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.9.5.30 Change of Circumstances under the SPAR Measure Updated policy.
11.9.7 Review & Appeal Process under the SPAR Measure Updated to reflect tribunals amalgamation.
11.9.8.20 Exit Interview under the SPAR Measure Updated policy.

11 May 2015 (v1.212)

Page Title Details
1.1.C.10 Care & attention (CA) Clarified policy.
1.1.C.380 Custody order, court order containing custody order Updated policy.
1.1.P.05 Palliative care (CA, CP) Updated policy.
1.1.P.230 Permanently or for an extended period (CP, CA) Clarified policy.
1.1.S.170 Short term available funds test (SpB) Updated definition.
1.1.S.390 Substantially more care & attention (HCC only CA (child)) Clarified policy.
1.2.12.30 Low Income Supplement (LIS) & Low Income Family Supplement (LIFS) - Description Updated description.
2.2.5.11 Member of a Couple - Age of Consent Clarified policy.
2.2.10.20 Verification for DOP Updated policy.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated policy.
3.2.7.60 YA Study-load - Full-time Secondary Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.30 Austudy & Concessional Study-load Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.70 Austudy & Progress Rules for Tertiary Study Updated policy.
3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP Updated policy.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CP Clarified policy.
3.6.7.145 Assessment of CA Claim Clarified policy.
3.6.9 Adult Disability Assessment Tool (ADAT) Updated policy.
3.7.2.60 SpB for Carers Updated terminology.
3.8.9.30 Determining the FAA Reimbursement for Austudy, PES & YA Updated policy.
3.8.15.10 Qualification for Relocation Scholarship Updated policy to reflect when person is studying overseas or online.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Amended date income limits apply.
4.2.9.30 Family Actual Means Test - Amounts Not included in Family Actual Means Test Clarified policy.
4.3.9.40 Income from Scholarships Updated rates.
4.4.1.30 Scope of Deeming Added information regarding grandfathering rules for account-based income streams.
4.8.2.10 Principles for Assessing Superannuation Investments Updated reference to lump arrears payments.
4.8.2.30 Assessing Withdrawals from Superannuation Updated policy regarding payments due to insurance cover.
4.9.1.30 Specific Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Clarified assessment of disability benefits paid from superannuation funds.
4.9.3.30 Income Test Assessment of Asset-Tested Income Streams Updated policy regarding the grandfathering arrangements for the change to extending deeming provisions to account-based income streams from 1 January 2015.
6.2.4.10 PP Reviews Updated policy.
6.2.4.40 DOP Reviews - Parent's Discharge from an Institution Updated terminology.
9.2.10.70 Visa Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Updated visa information.
9.4.1.40 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2008 Updated policy.
9.4.6.05 Duration of the AoS Period Updated policy.

20 March 2015 (v1.211)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.80 Advance payment period (MOB) Clarified policy.
1.1.A.260 Articulated courses (YA) Updated policy.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figures.
1.1.C.335 Continuous full-time service New page.
1.1.D.90 Dependent child (for YA independence purposes only) Updated policy.
1.1.F.230 Full-time study (YA, Austudy, PES) Updated policy.
1.1.L.40 Levels of tertiary courses (YA, Austudy, PES) Updated policy.
1.1.S.80 Self-paced courses (YA) Updated act reference.
3.1.5.115 Death of PP Child Clarified policy.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated policy.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated policy.
3.2.7 YA Activity Testing for Students Updated policy.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Activity Test Updated policy.
3.2.7.50 YA Study-load - Part-time Students Updated policy.
3.2.7.60 YA Study-load - Full-time Secondary Students Updated policy.
3.2.7.100 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress Updated policy.
3.2.7.110 YA Full-time Students Satisfactory Progress - Study at the Same Level Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.140 Suitable Activity - Defence Force Reserves Clarified policy.
3.3.4 Satisfying the Activity Test for Austudy Updated policy.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & Full-time Tertiary Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.30 Austudy & Concessional Study-load Students Updated policy.
3.3.4.60 Assessing Tertiary Study-load for Austudy - Full-time Students Updated policy.
3.4.7.10 Qualification for PBS Clarified policy.
3.4.7.20 Registration for PBS Clarified policy.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Update policy.
3.8.10.120 RJCP - CDEP CPS Income Test Updated cut off points.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated low income health care card income limits.
4.2.9.30 Family Actual Means Test - Amounts Not Included in Family Actual Means Test Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated 'Treatment of Australian Defence Force Reserve payments'.
4.4.1.10 Overview of Deeming Added deeming rates which apply from 20 March 2015.
4.6.4.60 Granny Flats - Reasonable Value Conversion Factors Updated conversion factor tables.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for Low Income HCC from 20/09/1996 Updated health care card income limits.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates and policy.
5.1.4.50 DOP - Additional Component Clarified policy.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rent assistance 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 common pension 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 Beefit - 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 rent assistance 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 rate.
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 rent assistance rate.
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 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 Sample of Allowances Rate Calculations - Single Person Updated rate calculation date.
5.5.2.10 Sinlge Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 years, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect indexation of rates.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect indexation 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.
8.1.3.20 Providing TFN Information Updated policy.
9.2.6.50 Visa Subclass 417 Working Holiday Updated information on visa conditions.
9.2.7.60 Visa Subclass 462 Work & Holiday Added information about visa conditions.
11.4.2.10 Decision-making Principles for Identifying a Vulnerable Welfare Recipient Clarified policy.

9 February 2015 (v1.210)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.30 Active participation in a program of support (DSP) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.C.330 Continuing inability to work (CITW) (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.D.115 Designated provider Updated policy.
1.1.D.180 Disability medical assessment (DSP) New page.
1.1.D.240 Double orphan (DOP) Clarified definition.
1.1.E.103 Employment pathway plan (NSA, YA (job seekers), PP) Updated policy.
1.1.G.30 Governing rules Moved content from 1.1.G.40 to 1.1.G.30.
1.1.G.40 Government-contracted doctor (DSP) New page.
1.1.H.50 Health professional (DSP) (deleted - see 1.1.T.160) Removed information.
1.1.I.95 Independently of a program of support Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
1.1.J.10 Job capacity assessment (JCA) Updated to reflect changes to the DSP assessment process.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, CP, Partial capacity to work) Updated to reflect changes to the DSP assessment process.
1.1.P.58 Participation requirements (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.P.60 Partner income free area Clarified the description of partner income free area.
1.1.P.440 Program of support (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.R.285 Reviewed 2008-2011 DSP starter New page.
1.1.U.30 Unemployed (NSA) Updated policy.
1.1.U.60 Upkeep (YA) Updated example.
1.2.5.10 Disability Support Pension (DSP) - Description Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
3.2.1.45 Exemption from RapidConnect Provisions Updated policy.
3.2.5.30 Unreasonable to Live at Home (YA, DSP & SpB) Updated to include special benefit as a payment subject to the unreasonable to live at home provisions.
3.2.5.60 Parents Unable to Provide a Home (YA, DSP & SpB) Updated to reflect special benefit full-time students under 16 years of age are also subject to the unreasonable to live at home provisions.
3.2.7 YA Mutual Obligation Requirements for Students Updated policy.
3.2.7.10 Satisfying the YA Mutual Obligation Requirements Updated policy.
3.2.8.20 Who Do Mutual Obligation Requirements Apply to? Updated policy.
3.2.8.40 What Should Not be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated policy.
3.2.8.50 What Can be Included in an Employment Pathway Plan Updated policy.
3.2.8.60 Unsuitable Work Updated policy.
3.2.9.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements 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 - Principal Carer Parent, Partial Capacity to Work & Mature Age (55 Years & Over) Job Seekers Updated policy.
3.2.9.50 Meeting Job Search Requirements - Assessment Updated policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated policy.
3.2.9.130 Suitable Activity - Voluntary Work Updated policy.
3.2.9.140 Suitable Activity - Defence Force Reserves Updated policy.
3.2.9.190 Suitable Activity - Quarterly Interview Updated policy.
3.2.9.210 Suitable Activity - Principal Carer Updated policy.
3.2.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Work Experience Annual Activity Requirement Updated policy.
3.2.11.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers/YA students - Exemptions - Temporary Incapacity Updated policy.
3.2.11.20 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Pregnancy Updated policy.
3.2.11.40 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Special Circumstances Updated policy.
3.2.11.60 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Automatic Exemptions Updated policy.
3.2.11.70 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Principal Carer Parents with Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case Exemptions Updated policy.
3.2.11.80 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Partial Capacity to Work Updated policy.
3.2.11.90 Mutual Obligation Requirements for YA Early School Leavers - Inability to Secure an Appropriate Place Updated policy.
3.3.4 Satisfying Mutual Obligation Requirements for Austudy Updated policy.
3.5.1.220 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.250 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Special Circumstances (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.260 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemptions in Family Circumstances - Overview (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.270 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Automatic (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.280 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.1.12 Qualification for DSP - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during Employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
3.6.1.32 Qualification for DSP during Self-employment - 15 Hour Rule Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
3.6.1.42 Qualification for DSP during Study or Training - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP Updated to reflect changes to DSP assessment process.
3.6.1.110 Participation Requirements for DSP Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP Updated policy.
3.6.2.112 DSP Assessment of Continuing Inability to Work - 15 Hour Rule Updated policy.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Clarified policy.
3.6.7.170 Supplementary Benefits & Assistance for CA (child) Recipients Updated policy.
3.6.9.70 Answering the ADAT Questionnaire Added act reference.
3.6.12.250 DCLAD (Child) Professional Questionnaire Scoring Step 1- Child's Chronological Age Added act reference.
3.6.12.310 Answering the Professional Questionnaire Added act reference.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Clarified rent assistance eligibility criteria in relation to residential care.
3.8.1.60 Payments that may be Treated as Rent Updated policy.
3.8.1.70 Board & Lodging for RA Clarified policy.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA Payable Clarified policy regarding rent in return for work.
4.2.2 Benefits Income Test & Limits Clarified that the same youth allowance parameters apply to all youth allowance (other) recipients including principle carers.
5.1.4.40 DOP - Current Rate Clarified policy.
5.1.4.50 DOP - Additional Component Clarified policy.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated to include supplementary payments.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - Transitional Arrangements Clarified policy.
5.2.2.05 Total Maximum Periodic Pension-related Payment - 1909 to Present Date Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.2.2.15 Historical Transitional Pension Rates Payable from 20/9/2009 Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.2.2.40 Historical Rates of DSP for People Under 21 Years of Age Without Dependent Children - July 2000 to Present Date New page.
6.2.5.03 DSP - Application of DSP Qualification Rules at Review Updated to reflect new program of support requirements.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated policy.

2 January 2015 (v1.209)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.40 Activity test (NSA, YA (job seekers)) (deleted - see 1.1.M.170) Removed information. Updated information moved to 1.1.M.170.
1.1.C.190 Clean energy payment Updated to reflect energy supplement legislation change.
1.1.C.210 Commonwealth scholarship Updated policy.
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated dependency limits.
1.1.E.109 Energy supplement New page.
1.1.M.53 Maximum basic rate (MBR) of entitlement Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
1.1.M.54 Maximum payment rate Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Updated threshold.
1.1.M.170 Mutual obligation requirements (NSA, YA (job seekers)) New definition.
1.1.N.50 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Updated policy.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - asset test hardship Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.1.S.125 Severe financial hardship - OWP, SWPP, LAWP, IMP Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.1.S.370 Student income bank (YA, Austudy) Updated student income bank maximum credit amount.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (NSA, YA) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (NSA, YA, SA, PP, PA, WA, Austudy Payment) Updated policy.
1.2.1.10 Newstart Allowance (NSA) - Description Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.2.2.30 Austudy Payment (Austudy) - Description Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.2.4.10 Parenting Payment (PP) - Description Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.2.5.50 Carer Allowance (CA) - Description Clarified policy.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.7.140 Youth Disability Supplement (YDS) - Description Updated youth disability supplement rate.
1.2.7.150 Relocation Scholarship - Description Updated policy.
1.2.10.20 Seniors Supplement - Description Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
1.2.12 Clean Energy Payments - Description Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.2.12.20 Energy Supplement (ES) - Description Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary Benefits - Verification Required Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
3.1.13.10 Types of Failures & Penalties Updated policy.
3.1.13.20 No Show, No Pay Failures Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.13.30 Participation Payment Suspensions, Connection Failures, Reconnection Failures & Penalties Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.1.16 Security Notices New page.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated policy.
3.2.7.50 YA Study-load - Part-time Students Updated rates.
3.2.8 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Updated policy.
3.2.8.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers Overview Updated policy.
3.2.8.30 What is an Employment Pathway Plan? Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.2.9 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities Updated policy.
3.2.9.60 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole Updated to include new work for the dole requirements.
3.2.9.70 Suitable Activity - Full-Time Work for the Dole Updated to include new work for the dole requirements.
3.2.9.80 Suitable Activity - Drought Force Updated policy.
3.2.9.90 Suitable Activity - Green Corps Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable Activity - Early School Leavers (YA) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
3.2.9.120 Suitable Activity - Brokered or Unpaid Work Experience Placement Activities Updated policy.
3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programmes, including Skills for Education & Employment & Indigenous programmes & NEIS Updated policy.
3.2.9.200 Suitable Activity - National Green Jobs Corps (deleted) Removed information.
3.2.10.10 Work Experience Activities - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.10.20 Eligibility - Who Does Not Have to Undertake an Annual Activity Requirement? Updated policy.
3.2.10.30 Work Experience Activity Requirement - Work Experience Phase Updated policy.
3.2.10.40 Annual Activity Requirement - Compulsory Activity Phase Updated policy.
3.2.11 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA - Exemptions Updated policy.
3.2.11.50 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Exemptions - Parents & Foster Carers with Special Family Circumstances - Overview Updated policy.
3.3.3.20 Payability of Austudy Updated policy.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.4.60 Changes to Care Receiver Situation - Effect on CP Qualification Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during Overseas Travel Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Clarified policy.
3.6.6.60 Travel Test for MOB New page.
3.6.7.30 Qualification for CA Clarified policy.
3.6.7.70 Qualification for CA during Overseas Travel Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.7.3.20 Determining the Rate of AGDRP Updated policy.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements? Updated policy.
3.7.5.20 Who do the SpB Mutual Obligation Requirements Apply to? Updated policy.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated policy.
3.8.10.110 Portability of CPS Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.8.15 Relocation Scholarship - Qualification & Payability Updated policy.
3.8.15.10 Qualification for Relocation Scholarship Updated policy.
3.8.15.20 Payability of Relocation Scholarship Updated policy.
3.8.16.10 Qualification for Student Start-up Scholarship Updated policy.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect changes to disability support pension portability.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Updated policy regarding cardholders travelling overseas to reflect changes to CSHC portability rules.
3.9.1.45 Foster Child HCC Clarified policy.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.9.3.10 Qualification for CSHC Updated policy to reflect changes to CSHC portability rules.
3.9.3.20 CSHC Benefits Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of Income for CSHC Updated to reflect change in income test.
3.9.3.31 Account-based Income Streams New page.
3.9.3.40 Treatment of Income Components for CSHC Updated to reflect inclusion of account based income streams in the CSHC income test.
3.9.3.60 Notification & Recipient Obligations for CSHC Holders Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.9.4.20 Non Cancellation of Concession Cards for Temporary Overseas Absences Updated to reflect changes to Commonwealth seniors health card portability rules.
3.12.1 Pension Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect portability changes.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative and portability changes.
3.15.2 ES - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
3.15.3 LIS & LIFS - Qualification & Payability Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
4.1.7 Deprivation Related to Farm Transfers Clarified policy regarding assessment of the principal home when included in transfer of farm.
4.2.8.50 Full-time students - Personal Income Test, Limits & Student Income Bank Updated policy and rates.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentices Personal Income Test, Limits & Australian Apprentices Income Bank Updated policy.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated information regarding Direct Payment Pilot Project Scheme.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated to reflect repealed determinations.
4.3.5.10 How income from DVA is Assessed Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
4.6.7.60 Determining Severe Financial Hardship - Readily Available Funds Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
4.9.1.30 Specific Provisions for Assessing Income Streams Updated policy.
4.9.5.47 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2014 Updated to reflect new Australian Life Table which comes into effect from 1 January 2015.
4.9.5.48 Table of Life Expectancy - Payments Commenced on or after 01/01/2015 New page.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated income limit for dependent students aged 16 to 21.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated employment amount (permissible child earnings).
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates and updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
5.1.2.30 Austudy - Current Rates Updated rates and updated to reflect legislative change.
5.1.4.40 DOP - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated rates and updated to reflect legislative change.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rate.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Updated policy.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates Updated policy and rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.1.9.20 Seniors Supplement - Current Rates Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.1.10.20 ES - Current Rates Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated rates and updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1986 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 to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
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.
5.4.3 PhA Advance Payment Updated rates.
5.4.5 MOB Advance Payment Updated rates and policy.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years and over, No Dependents, Income over $250 per Fortnight Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years and over, No Dependents, Income $250 and under per Fortnight Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.2.30 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Paying No Rent Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated rates and updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.3.10 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Also Receives an Allowance, Income Above Free Areas Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.3.30 Partnered NSA Recipient, Partner's Income Results In Nil Rate, or Partner Not On Income Support Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.3.50 Partnered Allowance Recipient, Partner Receiving Pension Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.3.60 Partnered Allowance Recipient - Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.4.10 PPP, Partner Not a Pensioner Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.4.30 PPP, Partner a Pensioner, Recipient Qualifies for PhA Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
5.5.4.40 PPP, Compensation Effect on Partner Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
5.5.4.50 PPS, Under Age Pension Age, 2 Children Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
6.4.2 Overview of Recovery Rules Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative change.
7.1.1.10 Overview of Portability Legislation Updated policy.
7.1.2.10 General Rules of Portability Updated to reflect portability changes.
7.1.2.20 Portability Table Updated to reflect legislative changes.
7.1.3.20 Portability & Rate under the 2002 Agreement with New Zealand Updated policy.
7.2.1.10 Departure & Arrival Notification Updated policy.
7.2.1.30 Medical Assessment for DSP Updated to reflect changes to portability.
8.1.6 Residence Requirements Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.1.10.20 Agreement Pensioner Returning to Australia Updated to reflect change to portability legislation.
10.1.10.30 Portability of DSP under an Agreement Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.7.9.10 Portability & the Agreement with Malta Updated to reflect changes to portability.
10.9.9.20 Australia to Ireland & Ireland to Australia Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.11.9.20 Australia to Austria & Austria to Australia Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.13.9.20 Australia to Denmark & Denmark to Australia Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.15.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with the USA Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.20.9.20 Australia to Norway & Norway to Australia Updated to reflect portability changes.
10.21.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Switzerland Updated to reflect portability changes.
11.1.1.60 Payments Subject to Income Management Updated to reflect energy supplement legislative changes.
11.1.7.20 Meeting Priority Needs under Income Management Clarified that the School Nutrition Program is a priority need.
11.1.7.30 Other Priority Needs under Income Management (deleted) Removed information.
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.