Social Security Guide updates - 2020

7 December 2020 (v1.275)

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Government response to Coronavirus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.L.140 Lump sum Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.7.10 Who is affected by an SWPP Removed reference to sickness allowance (SA).
3.1.11.30 Working credit depletion Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.12 Employment income nil rate period Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.15.10 Work bonus - eligibility Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.15.30 Work bonus - application Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.15.40 Work bonus - examples of calculation of income eligible for the work bonus & work bonus income concession bank balance Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.1.15.50 Work bonus - history Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.2.1.05 Qualification for JSP Removed reference to BVA and SA.
3.2.1.50 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for JSP recipients Removed references to bereavement allowance (BVA), Remote Youth Leadership and Development Corps (RYLDC) and Community Development Program (CDP).
3.2.1.70 Notification & recipient obligations for JSP Updated example under 'Statement reporters'.
3.2.3.60 Notification & recipient obligations for YA Updated example under 'Statement reporters'.
3.2.5.80 YA & DSP - self-supporting through paid employment Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Act 2020 and Social Security (Qualifying Agricultural Work) Determination 2020.
3.2.5.85 YA concessional workforce independence criteria for regional students Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Coronavirus and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.3.1.60 Notification & recipient obligations for PA Updated example in table.
3.4.1.60 Continuation, variation or termination of Age Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.4.3.50 Notification & recipient obligations for WA Updated example in table.
3.5.2.20 Payability of DOP Clarified agency name.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during employment - 30 hour rule Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during employment - 15 hour rule Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, variation or termination of DSP Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.6.4.70 Changes to carer situation - effect on CP qualification Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.7.7 2020 & 2021 economic support payments (ESPs) Added additional economic support payments (ESPs).
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - automatic issue Updated examples.
3.9.1.20 Qualification for LIC Clarified policy for prisoners and detainees.
3.9.1.30 Qualification for ex-CA (child) HCC for 16-25 year old students Updated to reflect that an apprentice does not meet definition of student.
3.10.5.10 General date of effect rules Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.11.1.20 Suitable work Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.11.14.20 No show, no pay failures Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
3.14 Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund (deleted) Removed information.
3.15.2.10 Qualification for ES Removed reference to BVA and SA.
4.3.1.10 Determining the rate of income for benefits Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.1.20 Determining the rate of income for pensioners of age pension age from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.1.21 Determining the rate of income for pensioners of age pension age pre-20/09/2009 (deleted) Removed information.
4.3.1.25 Determining the assessable income for pensioners below age pension age Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.1.40 Determining the rate of income for PP Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.05 Employment income - assessed when paid Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.06 Employment period New page.
4.3.3.07 Assessment periods for employment income New page.
4.3.3.08 Assessment periods for employment income paid monthly New page.
4.3.3.10 General provisions for income from employment Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.20 Income from employment or independent contracting Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.25 Employment income for pensioners of age pension age from 20/09/2009 Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.30 Employment Income for Pensioners of Age Pension Age pre-20/09/2009 (deleted) Removed information.
4.3.3.35 Employment income for pensioners below age pension age Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.40 Employment income for allowees Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.3.60 Deferred income, salary sacrifice, valuable consideration & fringe benefits Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.3.4.10 Application of the income maintenance period (IMP) Updated 'Treatment of cashed out leave entitlements'.
4.3.4.20 Definition of leave for the IMP Updated Act reference.
4.3.9.50 Income from gifts, legacies, royalties & native title claims Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
4.6.7.50 Unrealisable assets - unable or unreasonable to sell or borrow against Clarified policy.
4.9.8.10 Specific provisions for assessing income streams Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a rate of PP - partnered Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
5.1.8.40 Pension reform - transitional arrangements Added note regarding 7 December 2020 changes to the assessment of employment income for social security purposes.
5.5.2.30 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, paying no rent Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
5.5.2.40 Single person under 22 years, no dependents, income over $300 per fortnight Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
5.5.3.10 Partnered allowance recipient, partner also receives an allowance, income above free areas Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
5.5.3.30 Partnered JSP recipient, partner's income results in nil rate, or partner not on income support Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
6.1.1.10 General provisions for income & assets reviews Updated example under 'Employment income overpayments'.
6.3.2 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance overpayments Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
6.3.3 Other labour market & older students overpayments Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
6.3.9 Confirming employment income Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
6.7.1.45 Ten per cent recovery fee on debts from false or non-declaration of income from personal exertion Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
8.6.3 Date of effect of favourable determinations (not involving working credit or student income bank Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
8.6.7 Summary of rules for date of effect - determinations involving working credit or student income bank Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
10.1.9.40 Calculating proportional income under agreements Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
10.1.9.70 Inside Australia rate - one of a couple paid under the direct deduction rate Updated to reflect Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Act 2020.
10.2.1.40 Grandfathering provisions - Agreement with New Zealand Updated to reflect wife pension (WP), widow B allowance (WidB) and BVA ceased 20 March 2020.

9 November 2020 (v1.274)

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1.1.C.220 Company - public & private Clarified definition.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, variation or termination of DSP Updated to reflect Social Security (Coronavirus Economic Response-2020 Measures No. 14) Determination 2020.
3.8.3.40 PES concessional study-load students Clarified policy.

25 September 2020 (v1.273)

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Government response to Coronavirus Updated to reflect legislative changes.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
3.1.2.20 Liquid assets test waiting period Updated to reflect temporary exemption from the liquid assets test waiting period (LAWP) ended 24 September 2020.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from waiting periods Updated to reflect changes to temporary exemptions due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
3.1.7.10 Who is affected by an SWPP Updated to reflect temporary exemption from the seasonal work preclusion period (SWPP) due to coronavirus (COVID-19) extended to 18 December 2020.
3.5.1.70 Residence qualification for PP - overview Updated to reflect extension of qualifying residence period waiver.
3.11.3.10 Study & training Updated policy.
3.11.6 Fully meeting requirements Updated policy.
5.5.2 Samples of allowance rate calculations - single person Updated to reflect change to income free areas.
5.5.2.10 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income over $300 per fortnight Updated to reflect changes to income free area.
5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $256 & under per fortnight (deleted) Removed information.
5.5.2.30 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, paying no rent Updated to reflect change to income free area.
5.5.2.40 Single person under 22 years, no dependents, income over $300 per fortnight Updated to reflect change to income free area.
5.5.3 Samples of allowance rate calculations - partnered recipient Updated section to reflect change to income free area.
5.5.4.10 PPP, partner not a pensioner Updated to reflect change to income free area.

21 September 2020 (v1.272)

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1.1.C.04 Capital account of a business partnership Clarified definition.
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated to reflect sickness allowance (SA) ceased.
1.1.D.20 Date of incapacity (DSP, JSP) Updated to reflect SA ceased.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Removed references to SA.
1.1.D.80 Dependent child (YA) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.D.160 Disability (DSP, JSP, CP, CA) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.E.105 Employment termination payment (ETP) Updated Act reference.
1.1.I.60 Income maintenance period (IMP) (JSP, YA, Austudy, WA, PA, PP, DSP) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Removed reference to SA.
1.1.M.50 Maximum allowance period (MAP) (SA) Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
1.1.M.90 Medical condition (DSP, JSP, CP, CA, partial capacity to work) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, JSP, partial capacity to work) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.P.80 Partner income free area Removed reference to SA.
1.1.P.236 Personal financial crisis - OWP Removed reference to SA.
1.1.P.415 Principal carer - foster care Clarified policy.
1.1.P.428 Profit Clarified definition.
1.1.S.61 Seasonal/intermittent work earnings Removed reference to SA.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Removed reference to SA.
1.1.S.190 Social security benefit Removed reference to SA.
1.1.T.80 Temporary medical condition (DSP, JSP) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.T.160 Treating doctor (DSP) Removed reference to SA.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (JSP, YA, PP, PA, WA, Austudy) Removed reference to SA.
1.2.5.30 Sickness allowance (SA) - description Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
1.2.8.10 Health care card (HCC) - description Removed reference to SA.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner concession card (PCC) - description Removed reference to bereavement allowance (BVA) and SA.
2.2.11 Disability & carer verification Removed references to SA.
3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations Removed reference to SA.
3.1.5.20 General information about bereavement payments Removed reference to SA.
3.1.5.25 Bereavement payment provisions for single pensioners Removed reference to BVA.
3.1.5.30 Bereavement payment provisions for couples Removed reference to SA.
3.1.5.70 The lump sum bereavement payment - member of a couple Removed reference to SA.
3.1.5.112 Death of PP recipient's partner Removed reference to SA.
3.1.6.10 General payability provisions Removed references to SA.
3.1.11.10 Recipients eligible for working credit Removed references to SA.
3.4.7.110 Sample PBS calculations Updated calculations.
3.4.9 BVA - qualification & payability Added note that BVA ceased.
3.4.9.10 Qualification for BVA Added note that BVA ceased.
3.4.9.20 Payability of BVA Updated note to reflect BVA ceased.
3.4.9.40 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for BVA recipients Updated note to reflect BVA ceased.
3.4.9.50 Notification & recipient obligations for BVA Updated note to reflect BVA ceased.
3.4.9.60 Continuation, variation or termination of BVA Updated note to reflect BVA ceased.
3.6.3.10 Guidelines to Table 1 - Functions requiring Physical Exertion & Stamina Clarified policy.
3.6.3.20 Guidelines to Table 2 - Upper Limb Function Clarified policy.
3.6.3.30 Guidelines to Table 3 - Lower Limb Function Clarified policy.
3.6.3.40 Guidelines to Table 4 - Spinal Function Clarified policy.
3.6.5 SA - qualification & payability Added note that SA ceased.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.20 Qualification for SA - students Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.30 Participation of SA recipients in rehabilitation programs Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.40 Payability of SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.50 Payability of SA - payments from an employer Updated to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.60 Assessment of SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.70 Waiting periods for SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary & employment assistance for SA recipients Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.100 Notification & recipient obligations for SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.110 Continuation, variation or termination of SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.6.5.120 Expiry & extension of the MAP for SA Updated note to reflect SA ceased.
3.7.1.60 Short term available funds test for SpB Removed reference to newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP).
3.7.7 2020 economic support payments (ESP) Removed farm household allowance as a qualifying payment for the second economic support payment.
3.9.3.37 Total net investment loss - net financial investment loss Removed information about 'Determining if an estimate is reasonable'.
3.9.3.38 Total net investment loss - net rental property loss Clarified policy.
3.9.3.40 Treatment of income components for CSHC Clarified policy.
3.11.5.40 Pre & post natal exemptions Clarified policy.
3.11.5.50 Exemption arrangements in ParentsNext (for compulsory participants) Updated policy.
3.11.11 ParentsNext Updated policy.
4.3.2.35 Income exempt from assessment - s 8(11) exempt lump sums Clarified policy.
4.4.1.30 Scope of deeming Removed reference to SA.
4.9.8.10 Specific provisions for assessing income streams Clarified policy.
5.1.7.10 RA - current rates Updated currency date of rates.
5.1.7.60 TAL - current rates Updated currency date of rates.
5.1.7.110 UA - current rates Updated currency date of rates.
5.1.8.10 Common pension rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates Updated currency date of rates.
5.2.1.20 Single unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect SA ceased.
5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect SA ceased.
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 Added 20 September 2020 rates.
5.2.3 Widow/sole parent pensions & allowances - historical rates Updated to reflect newstart allowance (NSA) replaced by jobseeker payment (JSP) 20 March 2020.
5.2.3.10 Widow class A, supporting parent's benefit, sole parent pension, PPS - rates from July 1942 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.4.50 Parenting payment & associated rates - July 1995 to present date Updated rates.
5.2.6.10 RA rates - June 1990 to present date Added 20 September 2020 rates.
5.2.6.40 TAL & telephone rental concession historical rates - January 1990 to present date Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.6.100 UA historical rates - March 2005 to present date Added 20 September 2020 rate.
5.2.8.10 Pension supplement - historical rates Added 20 September 2020 rates.
5.5.2.10 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income over $256 per fortnight Updated currency date of rates.
5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $256 & under per fortnight Updated currency date of rates.
5.5.2.30 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, paying no rent Updated currency date of rates.
5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children Updated currency date of rates.
5.5.3 Samples of allowance rate calculations - partnered recipient Updated to reflect SA ceased.
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 JSP 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.
5.5.4.30 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.
11.1.1.50 Trigger payments for income management Removed references to ceased payments.
11.2.5.10 Category P welfare payment Removed references to ceased payments.
11.2.5.30 Category Q welfare payment Removed references to ceased payments.

10 August 2020 (v1.271)

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3.2.2.20 Current Working Arrangements (deleted - see 1.1.U.30, 3.11.3.20 & 3.11.3.70) Removed information.
3.6.3 Guidelines to the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for DSP Clarified policy.
3.6.3.10 Guidelines to Table 1 - Functions requiring Physical Exertion & Stamina Updated policy.
3.6.3.20 Guidelines to Table 2 - Upper Limb Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.30 Guidelines to Table 3 - Lower Limb Function Updated policy.
3.6.3.40 Guidelines to Table 4 - Spinal Function Updated policy.
3.7.4.45 Qualification for CrP - national health emergency (NHE) Clarified policy.
3.8.16.10 Qualification for student start-up scholarship Updated legislative reference.
3.8.19 SSL - qualification & payability Clarified repayment threshold.
4.1.9 Deprivation disregarded Updated page title.
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).
4.3.3.90 Seasonal horticultural work income exemption Clarified that information is for historical purposes only.
4.9.5.49 Table of life expectancy - payments commenced on or after 01/01/2020 Updated example.
4.14.3.35 Special disability trusts - discretionary spending Updated discretionary spending limit.
5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Amended rate from 20 March 2020.
6.3.8.40 Student start-up loan (SSL) overpayments Updated examples.
9.2.13 Visa subclasses 900-999 payment eligibility Added visa subclass 934.

1 July 2020 (v1.270)

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Government response to Coronavirus Updated to reflect Social Security (Coronavirus Economic Response-2020 Measures No. 10) Determination 2020 and temporary waiver of the qualifying residence period (parenting payment only).
1.2.7.165 Student start-up loan (SSL) - description Added link to 'Study and training loan repayment thresholds and rates' on the Australian Taxation Office's website.
3.1.2.20 Liquid assets test waiting period Updated to reflect temporary changes to the liquid assets test waiting period in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from waiting periods Updated to reflect temporary exemption from liquid assets test waiting period, newly arrived resident's waiting period and ordinary waiting period.
3.1.7.10 Who is affected by an SWPP Updated to reflect temporary exemption from seasonal work preclusion period.
3.1.11.30 Working credit depletion Updated to reflect indexation.
3.1.11.40 Working credit daily calculation examples Updated calculation with limits and payment rates as at 1 July 2020.
3.4.1.20 Payability of Age Clarified multiple entitlement exclusion policy.
3.5.1.70 Residence qualification for PP - overview Updated to reflect temporary exemption from the qualifying residence period.
3.6.4.40 Qualification for CP during temporary cessation of care Added example related to COVID-19.
3.6.7.50 Qualification for CA during temporary cessation of care Added example related to COVID-19.
3.8.1.40 Notification, verification & recipient obligations for RA Updated to reflect rent verification exemption extended to all recipients of an income support payment or FTB.
3.8.1.55 Date of effect & arrears of RA Clarified policy.
3.9.1.70 LIC - assessment of income Updated income limits.
3.9.3.30 Assessment of income for CSHC Clarified policy.
4.2.2 Benefits income test & limits Updated to reflect indexation.
4.2.4.20 PPP income & assets test & limits Updated to reflect income free area at 1 July 2020.
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).
4.4.1.10 Overview of deeming Updated to reflect 1 July 2020 deeming rate and thresholds.
4.6.2.10 General provisions for exempt assets Updated to reflect indexation of exempt funeral investment threshold.
4.9.2.15 Characteristics of asset-test exempt income streams purchased from 20/09/2004 & before 20/09/2007 Updated to reflect changes to minimum drawdown requirements for market-linked income streams.
4.9.3.30 Means test assessment of asset-tested income streams (long term) Updated policy.
4.10.2 Historical unemployment & sickness benefit income test Updated to reflect indexation and temporary changes to income taper rate for jobseeker payment.
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 to reflect cessation of widow B pension.
4.10.7.60 Historical Income Limits for LIC from 20/09/1996 Updated income limits.
4.12.11.20 Qualification provisions for the primary production concession Updated to reflect indexation.
4.13.1.10 What is compensation Clarified policy.
4.14.3.40 Means testing of special disability trusts Updated concessional asset value limit.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a rate of PP - partnered Updated income test tapers.
5.1.10.40 EMEP - current rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.2.9.20 EMEP - historical rates Updated to reflect indexation.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of payments & PAYG payment summary - individual non-business Clarified taxation of youth disability supplement.
5.5.2.10 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income over $256 per fortnight Updated to reflect 1 July 2020 income free area.
5.5.2.20 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, income $256 & under per fortnight Updated to reflect 1 July 2020 income free area.
5.5.2.30 Single person 22 years & over, no dependents, paying no rent Updated to reflect 1 July 2020 income free area.
5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children Updated to reflect 1 July 2020 income free area.
8.3.3.15 Backdated Start Days - Transitional Arrangements for Pension Claims from 20/09/2007 to 20/12/2007 (deleted) Removed information.

2 June 2020 (v1.269)

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Government response to Coronavirus Updated to reflect changes to taper rate for partner income test for jobseeker payment.

28 May 2020 (v1.268)

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4.6.6.10 General provisions for valuation of assets Clarified when revaluation may occur.

11 May 2020 (v1.267)

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1.1.A.310 Assuree, assurer, assurance of support, assurance of support security Clarified definition of assurance of support (AoS) security.
1.2.3.10 Age pension (Age) - description Clarified policy.
3.6.7.32 Assessment of income for CA Clarified policy and added a COVID-19 example.
3.8.1.40 Notification, verification & recipient obligations for RA Updated to reflect temporary removal of the requirement for verification of amount of rent paid.
3.9.3.33 Employer provided benefits - school fees, private health insurance & low interest loans Updated notional interest rate.
4.3.3.60 Deferred income, salary sacrifice, valuable consideration & fringe benefits Updated example and explanation under 'Fringe benefits: reportable fringe benefits amount'.
4.4.1.10 Overview of deeming Updated to reflect 1 May 2020 deeming rates.
4.6.3.60 Exempting the principal home - temporary vacation of property Clarified policy.
9.4.3.60 AoS - income requirements & family circumstances of potential assurer Clarified policy.
11.7.4.20 Feasibility & consideration of other relevant matters for purposes of VIM Clarified policy.
11.7.8.10 Delegate terminates VIM agreement at the person's request Clarified policy.
11.9.2.10 Written notice to apply income management under the SPAR measure Clarified policy.
11.9.3 Recognised state & territory authorities Clarified policy.
11.9.5.30 Change of circumstances under the SPAR measure Clarified policy.
11.9.6 Interaction between delegate & recognised state or territory authority for purposes of the SPAR measure Clarified policy.

1 May 2020 (v1.266)

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Government response to Coronavirus Clarified period COVID-19 supplement available.

3 April 2020 (v1.265)

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1.2.6.30 Crisis payment (CrP) - description Updated to reflect new crisis payment category.
3.7.4.10 Qualification for CrP - general provisions Updated to reflect new crisis payment category.
3.7.4.45 Qualification for CrP - national health emergency (NHE) New page.

1 April 2020 (v1.264)

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2.2.13.20 RA - verification required Updated to reflect temporary removal of the requirement for proof of rental arrangements.
4.7.1.20 Assessment of income for sole traders & partnerships Clarified policy and added COVID-19 example.

27 March 2020 (v1.263)

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3.7.7 2020 economic support payments (ESP) New page.

20 March 2020 (v1.262)

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1.1.A.79 Adult with a disability (CA, CP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.A.120 Agreement - country, pension, international social security agreement Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.A.220 Approved voluntary work organisation (JSP, YA, PP, SpB) Updated to reflect introduction of jobseeker payment (JSP).
1.1.A.340 Australian working life residence (AWLR) Added note regarding introduction of JSP.
1.1.A.375 AWOTE, relevant AWOTE, AWOTE weeks Updated AWOTE figure.
1.1.B.25 Bereavement lump sum period New page, contains information previously in 1.1.B.60.
1.1.B.30 Bereavement notification day Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.B.40 Bereavement period Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.B.50 Bereavement rate continuation period Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.B.60 Bereavement rate lump sum period (deleted - see 1.1.B.25) Moved information to 1.1.B.25.
1.1.C.230 Comparable foreign payments (CFPs) Updated to reflect cessation of wife pension (WP) and widow B pension (WidB).
1.1.C.250 Compensation affected payment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.C.310 Constant care (CP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.D.20 Date of incapacity (DSP, SA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.D.58 Department of Human Services psychologist (DSP, NSA) (deleted - see 1.1.S.100) Removed information.
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.D.73 Dependent female Added note that WidB ceased on 20 March 2020.
1.1.D.80 Dependent child (YA) Update to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.D.160 Disability (DSP, SA, JSP, CP, CA) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.E.120 Entitled person (WidB, WP) Added note that WP and WidB ceased on 20 March 2020.
1.1.E.164 Exclusion period Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.F.60 Family member Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.F.150 First available bereavement adjustment payday Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.F.190 Fringe benefits (JSP, PA, WA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.F.225 Full-time education or training course (NSA) (deleted - see 3.11.3.10) Removed information.
1.1.G.58 Grandfathering arrangements (NSA) pre 1 July 2012 (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.G.59 Grandfathering arrangements (SA) pre 1 July 2012 (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.I.60 Income maintenance period (IMP) (JSP, YA, Austudy, WA, PA, PP, SA, DSP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.I.90 Income support start date (ISSD) (JSP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.I.120 Industrial action (JSP, YA, PA, Austudy, PP & SpB NVH recipients) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.J.25 Job Plan (JSP, YA (job seekers), PP, SpB (NVHs)) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.L.10 Labour market programs (JSP, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.L.100 Long term income support student (YA, Austudy) Clarified definitions.
1.1.L.120 Long term social security recipient (JSP, PA, WA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.M.10 Main supporter (PP, JSP, YA, SpB) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.M.50 Maximum allowance period (MAP) (SA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.M.90 Medical condition (DSP, SA, JSP, CP, CA, partial capacity to work) Added note that sickness allowance (SA) closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020.
1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, JSP, partial capacity to work) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.M.160 Mutual obligation requirements Clarified definition.
1.1.N.70 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.N.75 Nil paid recipients, zero paid recipients (JSP, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.N.130 Notional continuous period of receipt of income support payments (JSP, YA, PA, WA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.20 Parental home (JSP, YA, DSP, RA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.50 Parenting payment (partnered) (PPP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.65 Partial capacity to work (JSP, YA (job seeker), PP & SpB (NVH)) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.71 Participation plan (ParentsNext) Clarified definition.
1.1.P.80 Partner income free area Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.236 Personal financial crisis - OWP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.310 Portability, proportional portability Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.P.412 Principal carer Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.414 Principal carer - disputed care arrangements & abduction Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.415 Principal carer - foster care Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.416 Principle carer - shared care Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.P.418 Principal carer - study (deleted) Removed information.
1.1.Q.17 Qualifying child (CP) Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.Q.35 Qualifying residence exemption (QRE) Updated policy.
1.1.R.05 RapidConnect (JSP, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.R.80 Recent workforce experience (PA, WA, JSP - cessation of claims for WA exemption) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.R.120 Relevant day (JSP, YA) New page.
1.1.R.136 Relevant period (JSP, YA) New page.
1.1.S.61 Seasonal/intermittent work earnings Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.66 Secondary pupil child Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.100 Services Australia psychologist (DSP, JSP) New page.
1.1.S.120 Severe financial hardship - assets test hardship Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.190 Social security benefit Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.200 Social security entitlement Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.S.220 Social security pension Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.S.410 Suitable activities (JSP, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.T.26 Tax free pensions or benefits Removed reference to WP.
1.1.T.70 Temporary incapacity for work (JSP, YA (job seeker)), or full-time study (YA (student)) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.T.80 Temporary medical condition (DSP, SA, JSP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.T.101 Threshold day Updated relevant life expectancy of a 65 year old man.
1.1.T.110 Totalisation Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.1.T.140 Transfer day (JSP, PA, WA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.T.160 Treating doctor (DSP, SA) Added note that SA closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020.
1.1.U.20 Unavoidable or reasonable expenditure (JSP, YA, SA, PP, PA, WA, Austudy) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.U.30 Unemployed (JSP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.U.40 Unemployment due to misconduct (JSP, YA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.U.55 Unsuitable work Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.V.67 Voluntary unemployment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.V.70 Voluntary work Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.1.W.10 Waiting period Clarified definition.
1.1.Y.20 Youth allowance job seeker Clarified policy.
1.2 Descriptions of payments/benefits Updated example 1.
1.2.1 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.1.05 Jobseeker payment (JSP) - description New page.
1.2.1.10 Newstart allowance (NSA) - description Added note regarding introduction of JSP.
1.2.1.20 Youth allowance (YA) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.3.20 Wife pension (WP) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.3.40 Widow B pension (WidB) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.3.60 Special needs pension (SpNP) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.3.90 Bereavement allowance (BVA) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.4.10 Parenting payment (PP) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.5.20 Carer payment (CP) - description Added note regarding ex WP CP.
1.2.5.30 Sickness allowance (SA) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.6.40 Disaster recovery allowance (DRA) - description Updated to reflect legislative change.
1.2.7.60 Education entry payment (EdEP) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.7.110 Language, literacy & numeracy supplement (LLNS) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.7.130 Utilities allowance (UA) - description Clarified policy.
1.2.7.140 Youth disability supplement (YDS) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.7.180 Approved program of work supplement (APWS) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.8.10 Health care card (HCC) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.2.8.20 Pensioner concession card (PCC) - description Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
1.3.4.20 Duty of care when giving advice or information Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
2.2.7 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance verification Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
2.2.9 Retirement & widows verification Removed information about bereavement allowance (BVA).
2.2.11 Disability & carer verification Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
2.2.13.10 Supplementary benefits - verification required Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.1.10 Residence requirements Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.1.20 Residence in external territories Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.2.10 Application of waiting periods Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.20 Liquid assets test waiting period Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.30 Treatment of liquid assets Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.40 Newly arrived resident's waiting period (NARWP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.43 Exemptions for the NARWP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.50 Ordinary waiting period Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.60 Other waiting periods for JSP & YA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.2.70 Exemptions from waiting periods Updated to reflect introduction of JSP and exemption from ordinary waiting period (OWP) for COVID-19.
3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.4.05 Payability during periods in gaol or psychiatric confinement Removed information about WP.
3.1.4.10 Situations that constitute being in gaol or psychiatric confinement Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.4.40 Effect of a community service order on activity tested payments Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.4.41 Effect of home detention on social security benefits, social security pensions, PP, PES & CrP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.5 Bereavement payment provisions Updated policy.
3.1.5.10 When do bereavement payments apply Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.5.20 General information about bereavement payments Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.5.25 Bereavement payment provisions for single pensioners Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.5.30 Bereavement payment provisions for couples Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.5.40 Both members of couple die during bereavement period Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.1.5.50 Bereavement payments for couples where one member is a DVA pensioner Clarified information is not applicable to a one-off bereavement payment.
3.1.5.60 Bereavement payment provisions for couples - JSP & YA recipients New page.
3.1.5.70 The lump sum bereavement payment - member of a couple Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.5.92 The one-off PBV for JSP & YA recipients New page.
3.1.5.94 Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV - JSP recipients New page.
3.1.5.96 Calculating the amount of the one-off PBV - YA recipients New page.
3.1.5.98 Death of dependent child under 16 years - JSP & YA recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.5.110 Bereavement payment provisions for PP recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.5.112 Death of PP recipient's partner Updated explanation.
3.1.5.120 Examples of bereavement calculations for PP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.5.130 Bereavement payment provisions for CP Added exception regarding ex WP CP recipients.
3.1.6.10 General payability provisions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.7.10 Who is affected by an SWPP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.7.60 SWPP - transfer between payments Updated examples to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.11.10 Recipients eligible for working credit Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.11.30 Working credit depletion Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.11.40 Working credit daily calculation examples Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.12 Employment income nil rate period Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments (deleted see - 3.11.14) Removed information from section.
3.1.14 Targeted Compliance Framework for Participation Payments (deleted see - 3.11.13) Removed information from section.
3.1.15.10 Work bonus - eligibility Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.1 JSP - qualification & payability Updated whole section to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.2 Who is unemployed for JSP? Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.2.10 Sufficient Work (deleted see - 3.11.3.20) Removed information.
3.2.2.30 Employment commencing in the future Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.2.40 Situations involving industrial action Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.2.50 Students Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.3.40 Start day for YA (student or Australian Apprentice) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.3.45 RapidConnect - Impact on YA Payability (deleted see - 3.11.12) Removed information.
3.2.3.50 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for YA recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, variation or termination of YA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.7.30 YA full-time students Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.7.50 YA study-load - part-time students Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.7.100 YA full-time students satisfactory progress Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.2.7.110 YA full-time students satisfactory progress - study at the same level Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.2.8 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers (deleted see - 3.11) Removed information from section.
3.2.9 Mutual Obligation Requirements for NSA/YA Job Seekers - Suitable Activities (deleted see - 3.11.3) Removed information from section.
3.2.10 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA job seekers - annual activity requirement (deleted see - 3.11.4) Removed information from section.
3.2.11 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA - exemptions (deleted see - 3.11.5) Removed information from section.
3.3.1.10 Qualification for PA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.3.1.20 Issues affecting qualification for PA Updated policy.
3.3.1.30 Payability of PA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.3.3.40 Supplementary benefits & assistance for Austudy recipients Removed reference to bereavement allowance (BVA).
3.3.4.20 Austudy & full-time tertiary students Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.4.1.10 Qualification for Age Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.4.1.20 Payability of Age Removed information regarding partner on WP.
3.4.2 WP - qualification & payability Updated whole section to reflect WP ceased on 20 March 2020.
3.4.3.30 WA Post 1 July 2018 (deleted) Removed information.
3.4.4 WidB - qualification & payability Updated whole section to reflect WidB ceased on 20 March 2020.
3.4.5.10 Qualification for PLS Removed references to WP, WidB and BVA.
3.4.5.50 Payability of PLS Removed information relating to BVA, WP and WidB.
3.4.6.70 Continuation, variation or termination of SpNP Updated to reflect legislation change.
3.4.9 BVA - qualification & payability Updated whole section to reflect cessation of BVA.
3.5.1.70 Residence qualification for PP - overview Clarified policy.
3.5.1.90 Payability summary for PP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.5.1.110 Payability of PP - partnered rate Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.5.1.130 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for PP recipients Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.5.1.140 Notification & recipient obligations for PP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.5.1.150 Continuation, variation or termination of PP Removed reference to BVA.
3.5.1.160 When is a Job Plan required? (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.2) Removed information.Removed information.
3.5.1.167 ParentsNext summary & participation requirements (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.11 & 3.11.5.50) Removed information.
3.5.1.170 Suitable Activity - Job Search (PP Recipients & Principal Carers) (deleted see - 3.11.8 & 3.11.1.10) Removed information.
3.5.1.180 Suitable activity - study (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.3.10) Removed information.
3.5.1.190 Other suitable activities (PP recipients & principal carers) (deleted) Removed information.
3.5.1.200 Suitable Work (PP Recipients & Principal Carers) (deleted see - 3.11.1.20) Removed information.
3.5.1.220 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Temporary Incapacity (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.5.10) Removed information.
3.5.1.230 Mutual obligation requirements exemption - pregnancy (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.5.40) Removed information.
3.5.1.250 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption - Special Circumstances (PP) (deleted - see 3.11.5.20) Removed information.
3.5.1.260 Mutual obligation requirements exemption in special family circumstances - overview (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.5.30) Removed information.
3.5.1.270 Mutual obligation requirements exemption in special family circumstances - automatic (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.5.30) Removed information.
3.5.1.280 Mutual Obligation Requirements Exemption in Special Family Circumstances - Case-by-Case (PP) (deleted see - 3.11.5.30) Removed information.
3.6.1.20 Qualification for DSP during employment - 30 hour rule Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.1.22 Qualification for DSP during employment - 15 hour rule Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.1.67 Sustainability of work & DSP Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.1.70 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for DSP recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.1.100 Continuation, variation or termination of DSP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.1.120 Participation requirement exemptions for DSP recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.2.20 Manifest grants & rejections for DSP Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP Added note regarding ex WP CP recipients.
3.6.4.32 Qualification for CP (child) - child with a severe disability or severe medical condition Added paragraph regarding ex WP CP recipients.
3.6.4.55 Qualification for CP for ex WP recipients New page.
3.6.4.70 Changes to carer situation - effect on CP qualification Added note regarding Ex WP CP recipients.
3.6.4.80 Qualification for CP during overseas travel Clarified policy.
3.6.4.110 Assessment of CP claim - other factors Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.4.130 Supplementary benefits & employment assistance for CP recipients Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.4.150 Continuation, variation or termination of CP Clarified policy.
3.6.5.10 Qualification for SA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.5.20 Qualification for SA - students Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.30 Participation of SA recipients in rehabilitation programs Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.40 Payability of SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.50 Payability of SA - payments from an employer Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.60 Assessment of SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.70 Waiting periods for SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.90 Supplementary & employment assistance for SA recipients Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.100 Notification & recipient obligations for SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.110 Continuation, variation or termination of SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.5.120 Expiry & extension of the MAP for SA Updated to reflect SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020.
3.6.6.10 Qualification for MOB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.6.54 Assessment of 32 hours every 4 weeks rule for standard rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.6.55 Assessment of continuing basis for standard rate MOB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.6.80 Notification & recipient obligations for MOB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.6.100 Termination of MOB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.6.7.70 Qualification for CA during overseas travel Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.6.7.190 Continuation, variation or termination of CA Added information regarding ex WP CP recipients.
3.6.13 Carer supplement - qualification & payability Remove reference to WP.
3.7.1.10 Qualification for SpB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.1.20 Payability of SpB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.1.30 Assessment of SpB claims Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.1.80 Determining the rate of SpB Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.40 SpB for people not residentially qualified for other payments Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.50 SpB for expectant mothers Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.60 SpB for carers Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.80 SpB for Australian citizen children & Australian permanent resident children in the custody of a non-permanent resident Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.100 SpB when partner is unable to provide support Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.2.110 SpB in other common situations Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.4.70 Payability of CrP - released prisoners Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.7.5 Mutual obligation requirements of SpB recipients (deleted see - 3.11.10 & 3.11) Removed information in section.
3.7.6.10 Qualification for DRA Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.7.6.20 Determining the rate of DRA Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.8.1.10 Qualification for RA Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.8.1.20 Payability of RA Updated examples.
3.8.1.30 Start day for RA Updated example.
3.8.1.104 Special RA rules for young single people Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.1.106 Special RA rules for couples & families with children Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.1.108 Assessing RA payable Clarified policy.
3.8.1.109 Net rent rules Updated examples.
3.8.2.10 PhA - qualification & payability Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.3.10 Qualification for PES Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.3.40 PES concessional study-load students Removed reference to WidB.
3.8.6.10 Qualification for EdEP - JSP, PA, WA & PPP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.6.20 Qualification for EdEP - PPS, DSP, CP & SpB Updated to reflect legislative change.
3.8.7.10 TAL - qualification & payability Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.8.10 Qualification for RAA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.8.20 Payability of RAA Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.11 LLNS - qualification & payability Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.8.18 APWS - qualification & payability Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.9.1.10 Qualification for HCC - automatic issue Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.9.1.65 HCC benefits Clarified policy.
3.9.1.70 LIC - assessment of income Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.9.2.10 Qualification for PCC Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.9.2.30 PCC due to employment Updated to reflect introduction to JSP.
3.9.3.33 Employer provided benefits - school fees, private health insurance & low interest loans Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.10.2.20 Entitlement period - general rules Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.10.3.35 Weekly payments for most vulnerable people Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.10.5.60 Transfers between payments Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.10.5.65 PP change between single & partnered Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
3.11 Mutual obligation requirements New chapter.
3.12.1 Pension supplement - qualification & payability Removed reference to WP and WidB.
3.15.2.10 Qualification for ES Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.2.1.10 Pensions income test Removed references to WP, WidB and BVA.
4.2.2 Benefits income test & limits Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.2.3 Pensions & benefits assets tests Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.2.4.20 PPP income & assets tests & limits Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.2.7 DRA income test Updated policy.
4.2.8.05 Dependent YA - reduction for parental income Updated examples.
4.2.8.20 Dependent YA - maintenance income test Updated maintenance income free area thresholds.
4.2.8.50 Full-time students - personal income test, limits & student income bank Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.2.8.55 Full-time Australian Apprentice - personal income test, limits & Australian Apprentice income bank Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.1.40 Determining the rate of income for PP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.2.30 Income Exempt from Assessment - Legislated Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.3.40 Employment income for allowees Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.3.90 Seasonal horticultural work income exemption Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.4.10 Application of the income maintenance period (IMP) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.5.10 How income from DVA is assessed Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.5.20 About DVA service pensions Removed reference to wife pension.
4.3.5.70 About DVA Defence Force Income Support Allowance (DFISA) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.6.20 Overseas war pensions Updated policy.
4.3.9.30 Income from personal injury insurance schemes Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.3.9.40 Income from scholarships Updated to reflect indexation.
4.4.1.30 Scope of deeming Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.6.3.70 Exempting the principal home - care situations Clarified policy.
4.6.7.60 Determining severe financial hardship - readily available funds Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.9.2.17 Retention of asset test exemption for ATE income streams purchased from 20/09/2004, or from 20/09/2007 Updated additional conditions.
4.9.3.10 General provisions for asset-tested income streams Clarified policy.
4.9.4.40 Actuarial valuation certificate for lifetime or life expectancy ATE income streams paid from SMSF's or SAF's Changed to reflect updated instruments.
4.10.2 Historical unemployment & sickness benefit income test Added note to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.10.6.30 Historical disadvantaged persons health scheme income limits Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.10.7.10 Historical policy on pensioner concessions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.10.7.60 Historical income limits for LIC from 20/09/1996 Updated income limits.
4.12.3.40 Protective trusts Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.12.7.40 Distributions of the income of a private trust or private company to an attributable stakeholder Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.12.11.30 Other primary production issues Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.13.1.30 Effect of compensation on compensation affected payments Updated to reflect WP ceased.
4.13.1.50 Exemptions from the compensation provisions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.13.2.30 Compensation part of lump sum - 50% rule Clarified policy.
4.13.3.30 Effect of periodic compensation on the partner of a compensation recipient Updated to reflect WP ceased.
4.13.4.20 Factors to consider when determining special circumstance provisions Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
4.14.4.20 Gifting concession for special disability trusts Removed reference to WP.
5.1.1 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance - current rates Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.1.10 JSP - current rates Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.1.20 YA - current rates Updated to reflect introduction of JSP and indexation.
5.1.3.20 WP - current rates Added note that WP ceased on 20 March 2020.
5.1.3.40 WidB - current rates Updated to reflect WidB ceased on 20 March 2020.
5.1.3.60 BVA - current rates Added note that BVA closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020.
5.1.4.30 Calculating a rate of PP - partnered Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.5.30 SA - current rates Added note that SA closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020.
5.1.6.10 SpB - current rates Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.6.40 DRA - current rates Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.1.7.10 RA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.30 PES - current rate Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.7.110 UA - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.8.10 Common pension rates Updated to reflect indexation and legislative change.
5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates Added note that SA closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020 and updated rates.
5.1.8.30 Common provisions affecting calculation of a rate Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.1.8.40 Pension reform - transitional arrangements Added note regarding WP, WidB and BVA.
5.1.8.50 Common provisions affecting indexation of pensions Clarified policy.
5.1.8.60 Transition to JSP - transitional arrangements for former recipients of WP New page.
5.1.9.10 Pension supplement - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.10.20 ES - current rates Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.2.1.20 Single unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect introduction of JSP and indexation.
5.2.1.30 Married unemployment & sickness benefit - November 1984 to present date Updated to reflect introduction of JSP and 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 March 2020 Updated rates and added note to reflect WidB ceased and BVA closed to new entrants.
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.
5.3.1.10 Taxation of payments & PAYG payment summary - individual non-business Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.3.1.30 Taxation exemptions related to death Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.4.6.10 Qualification for special employment advance payments Updated examples to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.4.6.30 SEA - Income not received claims Updated examples to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.4.6.40 Formula for calculating special employment advance payments Updated examples to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.4.6.50 Repayment of special employment advance payments Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
5.5.1 Samples of pension rate calculations Removed reference to BVA and WidB.
5.5.2 Samples of allowance rate calculations - single person Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
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.
5.5.2.50 Single person 22 years & over, principal carer of dependent children Updated to reflect indexation and introduction of JSP.
5.5.3 Samples of allowance rate calculations - partnered recipient Updated whole section to reflect indexation and introduction of JSP.
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 and introduction of JSP.
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.
5.5.5.10 DRA, eligible for YA, income cut-off does not apply Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.5.5.20 DRA, eligible for NSA, income cut-off does not apply Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.5.5.30 DRA, eligible for NSA, income cut-off applies Updated to reflect legislative change.
5.5.6.10 Single unemployed farmer, no dependants Updated example.
5.5.6.20 Couple, 1 partner unemployed, other self-employed on a farm producing no income Updated example.
5.5.6.30 Couple, 1 partner unemployed, other self-employed on a farm producing small income Updated example.
5.5.6.40 Couple, 1 Partner Unemployed, Other Self-employed & Other Assets Owned (deleted) Removed information.
5.5.6.50 Couple, both pension age, farm producing no income Updated example.
6.1.1.20 Causes & types of income & assets reviews Removed reference to WP and WidB.
6.1.2.50 Reviews - business, sole traders & partnerships Updated policy.
6.2.3 Retirement & widows reviews Removed information about WP and WidB.
6.2.5.55 CP (child) reviews - care load reviews Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.2.6.20 SpB reviews - non-permanent resident & temporary absence overseas Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
6.3.2 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance overpayments Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
6.3.4 Retirement overpayments Removed reference to WP.
6.4.1 Compensation recovery in specific circumstances Added note regarding BVA and WP ceasing.
6.5 Profiling reviews Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
6.7.1.45 Ten per cent recovery fee on debts from false or non-declaration of income from personal exertion Updated to reflect legislative change.
6.7.1.90 Miscellaneous categories of debts Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
6.7.1.120 Debts arising from a multiple payment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
6.7.2.10 Methods of recovery Updated example to reflect introduction of JSP.
7.1.1.10 Overview of portability legislation Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased 20 March 2020.
7.1.2.10 General rules of portability Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
7.1.2.20 Application of portability rules (portability table) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
7.1.3.10 Portability provisions for recipients paid under the 1995 Agreement with New Zealand going to New Zealand or to another country Clarified policy and removed reference to WP and WidB.
7.1.4 Requirements for former residents of Australia receiving a portable pension Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.1.10 Departure & arrival notification Clarified policy.
7.2.1.20 Recipient Advice Before Departure (deleted) Removed information.
7.2.2.10 Calculating proportional portability for non-agreement pensions Updated policy.
7.2.2.60 Post departure reviews of portable payments Updated policy.
7.2.3.10 Granting a new payment to an overseas recipient Updated policy.
7.2.3.20 General provisions - changing payment types when a recipient is outside Australia Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.2.3.30 Transferring to Age for a recipient overseas Updated to reflect legislative change.
7.3 Comparable foreign payments Restructured whole chapter.
8.1.1.30 Claim lodgement - payment specific provisions Removed references to BVA and SA.
8.1.1.60 Contacting Services Australia about a claim Updated reflect department name change and introduction of JSP.
8.1.1.80 Claims from prisoners Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.1.2.40 Claim determination - payment specific provisions Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.1.3.10 Provision of information Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.1.4.10 Jobseeker payment & youth allowance - documentation required Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.1.4.30 Retirement & widows - documentation required Removed information about retirement assistance for farmers scheme and BVA.
8.1.4.50 Disability & carer - documentation required Removed information about SA.
8.1.4.70 Supplementary benefits - documentation required Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.1.6 Residence requirements Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.1.8 Interviews Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.2.1 Transfers Updated to reflect legislative change.
8.2.2 Reclaiming a payment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.3.2 Start days for early claims Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.3.3.20 Backdated start days - JSP Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.3.3.70 Backdated start days - PP Removed reference to WP.
8.7.2.20 Restricted portion (Cashless Debit Card Trial) Clarified policy.
8.7.2.30 Trigger payment (Cashless Debit Card Trial) Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.7.3.40 Bundaberg & Hervey Bay Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
8.7.6.10 Splitting restrictable payments Clarified policy.
8.7.6.20 Lump sum of a restrictable payment Clarified policy.
9.1.2.40 New Zealand citizens Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
9.2.2 Visa subclasses 100-139 payment eligibility Removed reference to BVA.
9.2.3 Visa subclasses 140-199 payment eligibility Removed reference to BVA.
9.2.6 Visa subclasses 400-439 payment eligibility Removed reference to BVA.
9.2.11 Visa subclasses 800-849 payment eligibility Updated visa subclass 800 and removed reference to BVA.
9.2.13 Visa subclasses 900-999 payment eligibility Removed reference to BVA.
9.4.1.10 Introduction to the AoS scheme Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
9.4.3.60 AoS - income requirements & family circumstances of potential assurer Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
10.1.9.30 Working life residence for agreement payments Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.1.10.50 Portability of WP & Widow Pension under an Agreement (deleted) Removed information.
10.1.10.60 WP & Widow Pension - Entitled & Not Entitled Persons (deleted) Removed information.
10.1.100 General principles glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.4.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Italy Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.4.8.70 People exempt from the agreement rate calculation process - Agreement with Italy Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.4.100 Italian glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.5.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Canada Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.5.5.10 Totalising to qualify for an Australian benefit - Agreement with Canada Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.5.100 Canadian glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.6.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Spain Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.6.7.30 Overpayments resulting from the grant of Spanish benefits Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
10.6.100 Spanish glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.7.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Malta Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.7.100 Maltese glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.8.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with the Netherlands Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.8.9.20 Australia to the Netherlands & the Netherlands to Australia Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.8.100 Netherlands glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.9.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Ireland Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.9.5.10 Totalising to qualify for an Australian benefit - Agreement with Ireland Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.9.100 Irish glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.10.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Portugal Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.10.100 Portugal glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.11.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Austria Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.11.12.30 Transitional provisions - Agreement with Austria Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.11.100 Austrian glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.12.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Cyprus Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.12.100 Cyprus glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.14.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Germany Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.14.100 German glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.15.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with the USA Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.15.100 USA glossary Updated glossary terms.
10.21.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Switzerland Updated to reflect WP, WidB and BVA ceased.
10.21.9.40 Former residents - Agreement with Switzerland Updated to reflect legislative change.
10.21.100 Swiss glossary Updated glossary terms.
11.1.1.20 Outline of income management measures Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.1.1.40 Hierarchy of income management measures Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.1.1.50 Trigger payments for income management Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.1.3.90 Unrestricted direct payment under income management Updated examples.
11.1.8.10 Non-contact by income managed person at initial income management interview Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.1.14.50 Exemptions from income management for people with school-age children Clarified policy.
11.1.14.70 Exemptions from income management for people who are not principal carers of children Updated examples.
11.2.5.10 Category P welfare payment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.2.5.30 Category Q welfare payment Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.4.2.40 Determination process for the VWPR measure where a person meets the VWPR measure youth triggers Updated to reflect introduction of JSP.
11.6.1.30 Mutual exclusivity of Disengaged Youth & Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients measures Updated examples.
11.6.4.10 Reasons for exit from the Long-term Welfare Payment Recipients measure Removed reference to School Enrolment, School Attendance measure.
11.7.4 Conditions to be satisfied to enter a VIM agreement Clarified policy.
11.9.2 Eligibility for income management under the SPAR measure Clarified policy.
11.9.8.10 Reasons for exit from the SPAR measure Clarified policy.

10 February 2020 (v1.261)

Page Title Details
1.1.A.250 Arrangement (YA) (deleted) Removed information.
1.2.3.50 Pension loans scheme (PLS) - description Updated PLS interest rate.
3.4.6.20 Payability of SpNP Clarified policy.
3.4.6.30 Financial assessment for SpNP Added note clarifying payment closed to new applicants.
3.4.6.40 General assessment of SpNP claims Clarified policy.
3.7.4.30 Qualification for CrP - extreme circumstances (other) Clarified policy.
4.2.8.10 Dependent YA - parental income test Updated example under 'Table 1: Calculating the parental income test result'.
6.3.8.20 RA overpayments Clarified policy.
11.1.2 Financial wellbeing support services supporting welfare payments reform Clarified policy.

2 January 2020 (v1.260)

Page Title Details
1.1.D.70 Dependent child Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.G.50 Government rent (RA) Clarified definition.
1.1.H.80 Host country agreement Updated example.
1.1.I.140 Ineligible homeowner Clarified policy.
1.1.L.40 Levels of tertiary courses Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
1.1.L.50 Liquid assets Clarified definition.
1.1.M.136 Merit or equity-based scholarship Updated to reflect indexation.
1.1.P.445 Proof of life certificate New page.
1.1.R.84 Recipient child (RA) Clarified definition.
1.2.7.180 Approved program of work supplement (APWS) - description Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
2.2.3 Verifying Financial Information (deleted) Removed information.
2.2.6 Confirming a death Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.1.2.30 Treatment of liquid assets Updated 'Amounts from former employers'.
3.1.5.98 Death of dependent child under 16 years - NSA & YA recipients New page.
3.2.1.20 Payability of NSA Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.2.1.90 Continuation, variation or termination of NSA Clarified policy.
3.2.3.10 Qualification for YA Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.2.3.70 Continuation, variation or termination of YA Clarified policy.
3.2.7.40 Approved courses of study for YA Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.2.8.50 What can be included in a Job Plan Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.2.9.10 Mutual obligation requirements for NSA/YA job seekers - suitable activities - overview Updated policy.
3.2.9.95 Suitable activity - early school leavers (YA) Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
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.
3.3.3.10 Qualification for Austudy Updated Act reference.
3.3.4.10 Approved courses of study for Austudy Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.3.4.20 Austudy & full-time tertiary students Updated to reflect the Social Security (Reasonable Excuse - Student Payments) Determination 2019.
3.3.4.80 Austudy & impact of previous study Clarified policy.
3.4.1.50 Notification & recipient obligations for Age Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.2.40 Notification & recipient obligations for WP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.4.70 Notification & recipient obligations for WidB Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.4.5.40 Rate of PLS Updated rate.
3.5.1.190 Other suitable activities (PP recipients & principal carers) Updated policy.
3.6.1.90 Notification & recipient obligations for DSP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.6.4.140 Notification & recipient obligations for CP Added information about proof of life certificates.
3.8.3.30 PES & secondary students Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.8.3.40 PES concessional study-load students Updated to reflect the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2019.
3.8.3.70 PES & impact of previous study Clarified policy.
3.8.18 APWS - qualification & payability Removed reference to the Green Army Programme.
3.10.2.50 CIS Recipient Entitlement Periods (deleted) Removed information.
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).
4.9.5.48 Table of life expectancy - payments commenced on or after 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2019 Updated to reflect a new Life Table commences 1 January 2020.
4.9.5.49 Table of life expectancy - payments commenced on or after 01/01/2020 New page to reflect new Life Table that commences 1 January 2020.
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).
4.13.4.20 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 rates.
5.1.5.50 CA - current rate Updated rate.
5.1.7.40 Relocation scholarship - current rates Updated rates.
5.1.7.46 SSL - current rate Updated rate.
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.
5.5.2.40 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.
6.2.1 Proof of life certificate (Age, DSP, WidB, WP, CP) New page.
6.2.3 Retirement & widows reviews Added information about proof of life certificates.
9.1.1 Checking Visas (deleted) Removed information.
10.1.6 Australia's agreements & proof of identity Added information about proof of life certificates.