Social Security Guide updates - 2019

20 September 2019 (v1.258)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.P.57 ParentsNext Clarified policy.
1.1.R.55 Receiving Updated policy.
1.2.8.10 Health care card (HCC) - description Clarified policy.
3.1.16 Payability during the Green Army Programme Added note that the Green Army Programme is closed.
3.2.9.85 Suitable activity - Green Army Programme Added note that the Green Army Programme is closed.
3.6.6.50 Assessment of vocational training for standard rate MOB Remove reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.9.1.70 LIC - assessment of income Updated income limits.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of income for CSHC Updated income limits.
4.2.7 DRA income test Updated effective date of rates.
4.3.2.35 Income exempt from assessment - s 8(11) exempt lump sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempted under section 8(11).
4.9.3.35 Means test assessment of asset-tested income streams (lifetime) Clarified policy.
4.10.7.50 Historical income limits for CSHC Updated income limits.
4.10.7.60 Historical income limits for LIC from 20/09/1996 Updated income limits.
4.14.3.40 Means testing of special disability trusts Updated concessional asset value limit.
5.1.1.20 YA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.10 RA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.110 UA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common pension rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.50 Youth related payments - July 1986 to present date Clarified policy.
5.2.2.10 Maximum basic rates of pension - July 1909 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.2.15 Historical transitional pension rates payable from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.3.10 Widow class A, supporting parent's benefit, sole parent pension, PPS - 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.
5.2.4.50 Parenting payment & associated rates - July 1995 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA rates - June 1990 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
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.
5.5.2.10 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income over $254 per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $254 & 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.
5.5.2.40 Single person under 22 years, no dependents, income $250 & under per fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.10 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.
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.
5.5.4.60 PPS, over age pension age, 1 child Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5 Samples of DRA rate calculations Updated effective date.
5.5.5.20 DRA, eligible for NSA, income cut-off does not apply Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.30 DRA, Eligible for NSA, Income cut-off applies Updated to reflect indexation.
6.3.1 Non-payment-specific overpayments Updated Act reference.

12 August 2019 (v1.257)

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1.1.C.70 Category 1 student (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.C.80 Category 2 student (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.E.50 Eligibility period (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.E.60 Eligible descendant (RAFS & RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.E.70 Eligible former partner (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.E.72 Eligible former partner of a qualifying sugarcane farmer (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.E.75 Eligible interest (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.F.100 Farm (RAFS & RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.F.110 Farm enterprise (RAFS & RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.F.120 Farmers' income test (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.F.140 Financial supplement (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.I.150 Inhabitant of Australia (DOP) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.N.12 National Training Wage schedule rate (YA, DSP) Added National Training Wage schedule rate from 1 July 2019.
1.1.P.410 Principal (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.P.450 Proprietary company (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.Q.20 Qualifying farmer (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.Q.30 Qualifying interest (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.Q.50 Qualifying sugarcane farmer (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.R.20 Real rate of interest (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.R.120 Relevant farm asset (RAFS) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.R.140 Relevant State land law (RAFS & RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.R.142 Relevant sugarcane farm asset (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.S.405 Sugarcane farm (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.S.406 Sugarcane farm enterprise (RASF) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.T.120 Trade back amount (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.1.T.130 Trade in amount (SFSS) Clarified policy.
1.2.3.50 Pension loans scheme (PLS) - description Updated policy.
1.2.3.80 Retirement Assistance for Farmers Scheme (RAFS) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.3.100 Retirement Assistance for Sugarcane Farmers Scheme (RASF) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.7.120 Seniors Concession Allowance (SCA) - Description (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.10 Pension supplement - description Clarified policy.
1.2.10.20 Seniors Supplement - Description (deleted) Removed information.
2.2.1.10 General procedures for confirming & verifying identity Clarified policy.
2.2.9 Retirement & widows verification Removed reference to retirement assistance for farmers scheme (RAFS).
2.2.10.20 Verification for DOP Removed reference to family allowance.
3.1.1.10 Residence requirements Clarified policy.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for PLS Clarified policy.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Clarified policy.
3.4.7.100 Amount of PBS bonus Removed reference to RAFS.
3.4.8 RAFS - Qualification & Payability (deleted) Removed section.
3.4.10 RASF - Qualification & Payability (deleted) Removed section.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Clarified policy.
3.8.12 Qualification & Payability (deleted) Removed information.
3.12 Pension supplement - qualification & payability Removed reference to seniors supplement.
3.12.2 Seniors Supplement - Qualification & Payability (deleted) Removed information.
4.13.3.30 Effect of periodic compensation on the partner of a compensation recipient Clarified policy.
5.2.6.90 SCA historical rates - 01/12/2004 to 20/09/2009 Removed Act reference.
5.2.8.20 Seniors supplement - historical rates Clarified policy.
6.2.3 Retirement & widows reviews Removed references to RAFS.
6.3.5.10 PP & DOP overpayments Clarified policy.
7.1.2.10 General rules of portability Removed Act reference.
7.1.3 Portability under agreements with New Zealand Updated policy.
7.1.3.20 Portability & rate under the 2002 Agreement with New Zealand Updated policy.
7.2.1.30 Medical assessment for DSP Clarified policy.
8.1.1.30 Claim lodgement - payment specific provisions Removed reference to retirement RAFS.
8.3.3.10 Backdated start days - general provisions Removed reference to RAFS.
8.6.4.20 Automatic cancellations & variations Clarified policy.
9.1.2.130 Human Trafficking Visa Framework Clarified policy.
9.4.1.40 AoS scheme from 1 January 2008 Clarified policy.

17 July 2019 (v1.256)

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4.4.1.10 Overview of deeming Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 deeming rate and threshold.
4.4.1.20 Operation of deeming Clarified policy.
4.4.1.50 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single DSP Recipient/Single Allowee (deleted - see 4.4.1.10) Removed information.
4.4.1.60 Deeming Rate Calculation - Age Couple (deleted - see 4.4.1.10) Removed information.
4.4.1.70 Deeming Rate Calculation - Single WidB Recipient/Single Allowee (deleted - see 4.4.1.10) Removed information.
4.4.1.80 Deeming Rate Calculation - NSA Recipient, Partner Receiving PP (deleted - see 4.4.1.10) Removed information.
4.4.1.90 Deeming Rate Calculation - Pensioner & Non-Pensioner Couple (deleted - see 4.4.1.10) Removed information.

1 July 2019 (v1.255)

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1.1.A.62 Adjusted taxable income (CSHC) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.A.155 Annual payment Updated references.
1.1.A.180 Approval of courses (YA) Updated legislation reference.
1.1.A.210 Approved course of education or study (YA (full-time student), Austudy, PES) Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.A.280 Assessment day New page.
1.1.A.304 Asset-tested income stream (long term, lifetime, short term) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.A.306 Asset-test exempt income stream Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.C.205 Commencement day for income streams Updated terminology.
1.1.D.44 Deductible amount Updated definition.
1.1.D.45 Deduction amount Updated definition.
1.1.G.66 Green army allowance Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
1.1.G.67 Green Army Programme Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
1.1.I.70 Income stream Updated definition.
1.1.L.10 Labour market programs (NSA, YA) Clarified policy.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity based scholarship Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.N.50 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Updated to reflect jobactive arrangements.
1.1.N.78 Nominated amount (PLS) New page.
1.1.P.60 Part 2.23B major disaster Updated Minister's title.
1.1.P.377 Preservation age Clarified policy.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study Clarified policy.
1.1.P.495 Purchase amount New page.
1.1.P.500 Purchase price Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.Q.40 Qualifying study (Austudy, YA, PES, FAA) Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.S.67 Secondary studies (DOP) Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.T.28 Teenage Parent Trial participation requirements (PP) (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.T.101 Threshold day New page.
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - description Updated Minister's title.
1.2.6.40 Disaster recovery allowance (DRA) - description Updated Minister's title.
1.2.7.40 Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) - description Clarified policy.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner concession card (PCC) - description Clarified policy.
3.2.9.20 Job search - overview Clarified policy.
3.2.9.60 Suitable activity - Work for the Dole Clarified policy.
3.2.10 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA job seekers - annual activity requirement Clarified policy.
3.2.11.90 Mutual obligation requirements for YA early school leavers - inability to secure an appropriate place Clarified policy.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.30 Calculating the maximum PLS loan Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.40 Rate of PLS Updated policy.
3.4.5.50 Payability of PLS Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.60 Supplementary benefits & assistance for PLS recipients Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.70 Notification & recipient obligations for PLS Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.80 Continuation & termination of PLS Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.5.90 Repayment of a PLS Loan Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.5.1.160 When is a Job Plan required? (PP) Clarified policy.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext summary & participation requirements (PP) Clarified policy.
3.5.1.180 Suitable activity - study (PP) Clarified policy.
3.5.1.230 Mutual obligation requirements exemption - pregnancy (PP) Clarified policy.
3.6.1.120 Participation requirement exemptions for DSP recipients Clarified 'Exemption for people experiencing special circumstances - parents & foster carers & other special family circumstances'.
3.6.6.70 Supplementary benefits & assistance for MOB recipients Clarified policy.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated Minister's title.
3.7.3.20 Determining the rate of AGDRP Updated Minister's title.
3.7.5.10 What are the SpB mutual obligation requirements? Clarified policy.
3.7.5.20 Who do the SpB mutual obligation requirements apply to? Clarified policy.
3.7.5.40 Non-compliance with SpB mutual obligation requirements Clarified policy.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated Minister's title.
3.7.6.20 Determining the rate of DRA Updated Minister's title.
3.8.3.20 PES qualifying study for tertiary students Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.8.4.50 Continuation or variation of the financial supplement Clarified policy.
3.8.4.60 Cessation of the financial supplement Clarified policy.
3.8.4.80 Repayment of the financial supplement - after the contract ends Clarified policy.
3.8.14 Training Supplement - Qualification & Payability (deleted) Removed section.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of income for CSHC Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - parental income test Clarified policy.
4.3.2.30 Income exempt from assessment - legislated Clarified policy.
4.3.9.30 Income from personal injury insurance schemes Updated policy.
4.3.9.40 Income from scholarships Updated to reflect indexation.
4.6.2.10 General provisions for exempt assets Updated to reflect indexation of funeral investment threshold.
4.6.4.50 Granny flats - features, rights and interests Updated policy.
4.6.5.70 Assessing insurance bonds & policies Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.6.6.30 Encumbrances and loans against assets Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9 Income streams Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.1 Overview of Income Streams (deleted - see 4.9.2, 4.9.3 & 4.9.8) Removed section.
4.9.2.17 Retention of asset test exemption for ATE income streams purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Updated Act reference.
4.9.3 Asset-tested income streams Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.3.10 General provisions for asset-tested income streams Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.3.20 Means test assessment of asset-tested income streams (short term) Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.3.30 Means test assessment of asset-tested income streams (long term) Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.3.35 Means test assessment of asset-tested income streams (lifetime) New page.
4.9.6.20 Payment splits of income streams: percentage payment splits Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.6.30 Percentage payment splits - non-defined benefit income streams (non-account-based) Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.6.40 Percentage payment splits - non-defined benefit income streams (account-based income streams) Updated to reflect legislative changes.
4.9.6.70 Payment splits of income streams: base amount payment splits Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.6.80 Base amount payment splits - non-defined benefit income streams (non-account-based) Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.6.90 Base amount payment splits - non-defined benefit income streams (account-based income streams & market-linked income streams) Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.9.8 Specific provisions & historical information for income streams New section.
4.10.3 Historical age & invalid (disability support) pension income & assets limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.10.4.20 Historical widow B means test limits & additional payments Updated to reflect indexation.
4.12.1.10 Determining a designated private trust or private company from 01/01/2002 Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.14.3.35 Special disability trusts - discretionary spending Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a rate of PP - partnered Updated income test tapers.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - current rates Updated Minister's title.
6.1.2.60 Reviews - pension loans scheme Clarified policy.
6.3.8.30 Employment entry payment (EEP), EdEP & TAL overpayments Clarified policy.
9.2.2.40 Visa subclass 103 Parent Updated to reflect 4 year Assurance of Support (AoS).
9.2.2.110 Visa subclass 114 Aged Dependent Relative Updated to reflect 4 year AoS.
9.2.11.50 Visa subclass 804 Aged Parent Updated to reflect 4 year AoS.
9.2.11.340 Visa subclass 838 Aged Dependent Relative Updated to reflect 4 year AoS.
9.4.3.90 AoS - requirements for corporations Clarified policy.
9.4.3.100 AoS - requirements for unincorporated bodies Clarified policy.
9.4.4.10 AoS - lodgement of security Clarified policy.
10.1.9.50 Payments for children of pensioners overseas Updated rates.

6 May 2019 (v1.254)

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1.1.E.102 Employment income Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
1.1.G.25 Gainful work (work bonus) New page.
3.1.2.40 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) Clarified NARWP for special category visa (SCV) holders.
3.1.2.43 Exemptions for the NARWP Clarified policy.
3.1.11.30 Working credit depletion Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
3.1.15 Work bonus Updated section to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
3.2.1.40 RapidConnect - impact on NSA payability Clarified policy.
3.2.6.40 Away from home rate of YA & bypassing local schools Clarified policy.
3.2.11.60 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA job seekers - exemptions - parents & foster carers with special family circumstances - automatic exemptions Clarified policy.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext summary & participation requirements (PP) Updated policy regarding exemptions.
3.5.1.260 Mutual obligation requirements exemption in special family circumstances - overview (PP) Clarified policy.
3.5.1.270 Mutual obligation requirements exemption in special family circumstances - automatic (PP) Clarified policy.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, variation or termination of DSP Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
3.7.5.30 SpB mutual obligation requirements - exemptions Clarified policy.
3.9.3.33 Employer provided benefits - school fees, private health insurance & low interest loans Updated notional interest rate.
3.15.6 2019 one-off energy assistance payment - qualification & payability New page.
4.2.1.10 Pensions income test & limits Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
4.3.1.20 Determining the rate of income for pensioners of age pension age from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
4.3.2.10 Income received to cover specific expenses Clarified policy.
4.3.2.35 Income exempt from assessment - s 8(11) exempt lump sums Updated list of lump sums specifically exempted under section 8(11).
4.3.3.20 Income from employment or independent contracting Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
4.3.3.25 Employment income for pensioners of age pension age from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
4.6.4.50 Granny flats - features, rights & interests Clarified policy.
4.7.1.20 Assessment of income for sole traders & partnerships Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
4.7.1.30 Assessment of business deductions & losses for sole traders & partnerships Clarified policy.
4.10.2 Historical unemployment & sickness benefit income test Clarified policy.
5.1.8.40 Pension Reform - transitional arrangements Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
8.2.1 Transfers Updated terminology.
8.3.1 Start days - general provisions Clarified policy.
10.1.9.40 Calculating proportional income under agreements Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.
10.1.9.70 Inside Australia rate - one of a couple paid under the direct deduction rate Updated to reflect 1 July 2019 changes to the work bonus.

20 March 2019 (v1.253)

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1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.D.115 Designated provider Updated policy.
1.1.P.60 Part 2.23B major disaster Updated policy.
1.1.P.71 Participation plan (ParentsNext) Updated policy.
1.1.P.440 Program of support (DSP) Updated policy.
1.1.Q.35 Qualifying residence exemption (QRE) Updated to reflect changes to newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP).
1.2.6.20 Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) - Description Updated policy.
1.2.6.40 Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) - Description Updated policy.
2.2.4.50 Verifying Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Clarified policy.
3.1.2.10 Application of Waiting Periods Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.1.12 Employment Income Nil Rate Period Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.1.10 Qualification for NSA Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.2.3.20 Payability of YA Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.2.9.70 Suitable Activity - Work for the Dole - CDP Updated policy.
3.2.9.240 Suitable Activity - Remote Youth Leadership & Development Corps (deleted) Removed information.
3.3.3.20 Payability of Austudy Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.4.5.20 Security for PLS Clarified policy.
3.4.9.10 Qualification for BVA Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.4.9.20 Payability of BVA Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.5.1.70 Residence Qualification for PP - Overview Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.5.1.90 Payability Summary for PP Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext Summary & Participation Requirements (PP) Updated policy.
3.5.1.230 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Pregnancy (PP) Updated policy.
3.6.4.90 Payability of CP Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.6.6.20 Payability of MOB Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.6.7.100 Payability of CA Updated to reflect changes in NARWP.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.7.2.10 SpB for Newly Arrived Residents Update to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.7.2.50 SpB for Expectant Mothers Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.7.3.10 Qualification for AGDRP Updated policy.
3.7.3.20 Determining the Rate of AGDRP Updated policy.
3.7.4.20 Qualification for CrP - Extreme Circumstances (domestic & family violence) Clarified the operation of the intent to claim provisions for crisis payment (CrP) claims.
3.7.4.25 Qualification for CrP - Remaining in the Home after Removal of Family Member due to Domestic or Family Violence Clarified the operation of the intent to claim provisions for CrP claims.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated policy.
3.7.6.20 Determining the Rate of DRA Updated policy.
3.8.3.90 Payability of PES Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for LIC Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.
3.9.1.70 LIC - Assessment of Income Updated income limits.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to Employment Updated to reflective legislative change.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Clarified policy.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Clarified policy.
4.3.5.60 About DVA Compensation Payments Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for LIC from 20/09/1996 Updated income limits.
5.1.1.20 YA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.6.20 AGDRP - Current Rates Updated policy.
5.1.7.10 RA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.110 UA - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common Pension Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.8.20 Common Benefit Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.9.10 Pension Supplement - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.30 Married Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
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 to reflect indexation.
5.2.3.10 Widow Class A, Supporting Parent's Benefit, Sole Parent Pension, PPS - 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.
5.2.4.50 Parenting Payment & Associated Rates - July 1995 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA Rates - June 1990 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.6.100 UA Historical Rates - March 2005 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.8.10 Pension Supplement - Historical Rates Updated rates.
5.5.2.10 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income over $254 per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.20 Single Person 22 Years & over, No Dependents, Income $254 & 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.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.2.50 Single Person 22 Years & over, Principal Carer of Dependent Children Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.3.10 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.
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.
5.5.4.60 PPS, Over Age Pension Age, 1 Child Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.20 DRA, Eligible for NSA, Income Cut-off Does Not Apply Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5.30 DRA, Eligible for NSA, Income Cut-off Applies Updated to reflect indexation.
6.2.6.20 SpB Reviews - Non-permanent Resident & Temporary Absence Overseas Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS Scheme Updated to reflect changes to NARWP.

4 February 2019 (v1.252)

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3.5.1.88 Eligibility for PPP Where There is More than One Relationship (deleted) Removed information.
3.8.1.106 Special RA Rules for Couples & Families with Children Clarified policy.
4.6.7.130 Rate Calculation Under the Hardship Provisions Clarified policy.
4.9.5.50 Pension Valuation Factors for Defined Benefit Income Streams Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.10.2 Historical Unemployment & Sickness Benefit Income Test Clarified policy.
8.7.1.10 Outline of Cashless Debit Card Trial Updated policy.
8.7.1.30 Cashless Debit Card Clarified policy.
8.7.1.40 Roles & Responsibilities - Cashless Debit Card Trial Clarified policy.
8.7.1.50 Excluded Goods & Services - Cashless Debit Card Trial Clarified policy.
8.7.3 Cashless Debit Card Trial Areas Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.7.3.10 Ceduna & Surrounding Region Clarified policy.
8.7.3.20 East Kimberley Clarified policy.
8.7.3.30 Goldfields Clarified policy.
8.7.3.40 Bundaberg and Hervey Bay New page.
8.7.4.10 People Automatically Made Participants in the Cashless Debit Card Trial Updated policy.
8.7.4.15 Exemptions from Cashless Debit Card Trial Updated policy.
8.7.4.20 Voluntary Participation in Cashless Debit Card Trial Clarified policy.
8.7.6.10 Splitting Restrictable Payments Clarified policy.
8.7.6.15 Temporary Changes to Splitting Arrangements Clarified policy.
8.7.6.20 Lump Sum of a Restrictable Payment Clarified policy.
8.7.6.30 DHS Deductions & Withholdings - Cashless Debit Card Trial Updated examples.
8.7.6.40 Welfare Restricted Bank Accounts Clarified policy.
8.7.6.50 Declinable Transactions in the Cashless Debit Card Trial Clarified policy.
8.7.7.10 Community Body (or Community Panel) Clarified policy.
8.7.7.20 Community Body May Vary Percentage of Restricted Portion Clarified policy.
8.7.7.30 Ceduna Community Panel Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.7.7.40 East Kimberley Community Panels Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.1.2 Visas Issued by Department of Home Affairs Added information about visa conditions.
9.3 Visa Conditions (deleted) Removed chapter.

2 January 2019 (v1.251)

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1.1.A.75 Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018 (CA, CP) Updated to reflect the Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018.
1.1.A.310 Assuree, assurer, assurance of support, assurance of support security Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.C.206 Commercial care arrangements (CA, CP) Updated to reflect carer allowance income test.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.D.235 Domestic and/or family violence Clarified definition.
1.1.N.60 Newly arrived resident (deleted - see 1.1.N.70) Removed information.
1.1.N.70 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
2.2.5.10 Determining a De Facto Relationship Clarified policy.
2.2.5.30 Determining Separation Under One Roof Clarified policy.
2.2.6 Confirming a Death Clarified policy.
3.1.2.40 Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period (NARWP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.2.43 Exemptions for the Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period New page.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from Waiting Periods Updated to reflect legislative change to newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP).
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - Self-supporting through Paid Employment Moved information about independence criteria for regional students to 3.2.5.85.
3.2.5.85 YA Concessional Workforce Independence Criteria for Regional Students New page.
3.2.9.10 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities - Overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.100 Suitable Activity - Study & Training Updated policy.
3.2.9.150 Suitable Activity - Placement in Other Commonwealth or State Government Labour Market or Appropriate Training or Skills Development Programs, including Skills for Education & Employment & NEIS Updated policy.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext Summary & Participation Requirements (PP) Updated Act references.
3.5.1.190 Other Suitable Activities (PP Recipients & Principal Carers) Updated policy.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, Variation or Termination of DSP Updated policy.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated policy.
3.6.6.40 Assessment of Gainful Employment for Standard Rate MOB Clarified policy.
3.6.6.50 Assessment of Vocational Training for Standard Rate MOB Clarified policy.
3.6.6.90 Continuation of MOB during Leave from Employment & Training Clarified policy.
3.6.6.100 Termination of MOB Clarified policy.
3.6.9 Adult Disability Assessment Tool (ADAT) Updated to reflect the Adult Disability Assessment Determination 2018.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - Automatic Issue Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for Low Income HCC Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.9.1.40 HCC Provisions for Children & Dependants Clarified policy.
3.9.1.70 Low Income HCC - Assessment of Income Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.9.3.36 Target Foreign Income Clarified definition of foreign income.
4.2.7 DRA Income Test Updated effective date of rates.
4.3.2.31 Income Exempt from Assessment - Specifically Approved Updated to reflect legislative change.
4.3.2.35 Income Exempt from Assessment - s 8(11) Exempt Lump Sums Updated to reflect amendment to Social Security Exempt Lump Sum (Certain Commonwealth Discretionary Payments) Determination 2015.
4.10.1.40 Historical Student Income Dependency Limits Since 1975 Updated student dependency limit.
4.10.1.50 Historical Employment Amount (Permissible Child Earnings) - January 1990 to Present Date Updated employment amount (permissible child earnings).
4.13.2.50 Aggregation of Multiple Lump Sums Clarified treatment of multiple lump sums made over a period of time.
4.13.4.20 Factors to Consider When Determining Special Circumstance Provisions 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 rate.
5.1.5.10 DSP - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.1.5.40 MOB - Current Rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.5.50 CA - Current Rate Updated rates.
5.1.7.20 PhA - Current Rates Removed information about 12 March 1992 saved rate.
5.1.7.40 Relocation Scholarship - Current Rates Updated rates.
5.2.1.20 Single Unemployment & Sickness Benefit - November 1984 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.1.50 Youth Related Payments - July 1986 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.2.40 Historical Rates of DSP for People Under 21 Years of Age Without Dependent Children - July 2000 to Present Date Updated rates.
5.2.4.60 DOP Rates - October 1973 to Present Date Updated rate.
5.2.5.10 MOB - April 1983 to Present Date Updated to reflect indexation.
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.
5.4.5 MOB Advance Payment Updated examples.
5.5.2.40 Single Person under 22 Years, No Dependents, Income $250 & under per Fortnight Updated to reflect indexation.
5.5.5 Samples of DRA Rate Calculations Updated effective date.
5.5.5.10 DRA, Eligible for YA, Income Cut-off Does Not Apply Updated to reflect indexation.
6.7.3.40 Waiver of Debt on the Basis of Special Circumstances Clarified policy.
6.7.3.100 Waiver of AoS Debts Updated name of determination.
9.4.1.60 AoS Scheme from 1 January 2019 New page.
9.4.2 Providing an AoS Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.3.90 AoS - Requirements for Corporations Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.3.100 AoS - Requirements for Unincorporated bodies Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.4.10 AoS - Lodgement of Security Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.4.20 AoS - Release of Security Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.6.05 Duration of the AoS Period Updated to reflect legislative change.
9.4.6.10 Cancellation of an AoS Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.1.10.10 Principles of Paying Agreement Pensions Overseas Clarified policy.
10.4.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Italy Clarified policy.
10.5.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Canada Clarified policy.
10.6.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Spain Clarified policy.
10.7.9.20 Australia to Malta & Malta to Australia Clarified policy.
10.7.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Malta Clarified policy.
10.8.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with the Netherlands Clarified policy.
10.9.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Ireland Clarified policy.
10.10.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Portugal Clarified policy.
10.12.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Cyprus Clarified policy.
10.14.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Germany Clarified policy.
10.17.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Croatia Clarified policy.
10.18.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Slovenia Clarified policy.
10.19.9.30 People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Belgium Clarified policy.
10.31.6 Requirement to Claim a Pension from Latvia Clarified policy.
10.31.8.40 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Latvia Clarified policy.