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1.1.C.330 Continuing inability to work (CITW) (DSP)

Definition

This definition applies to a person … For the purposes of DSP CITW means a person … Act reference SS Guide reference
who is subject to the 15 hour rule (3.6.1.12) and whose date of claim for DSP is on or after 3 September 2011.

has:

AND

has an inability:

  • to work independently of a POS (1.1.I.95) within the next 2 years because of their impairment, and
  • to undertake a training activity (1.1.T.137) to prepare for such work within the next 2 years because of their impairment, or
  • such an activity is unlikely, because of their impairment/s, to enable the person to work independently of a POS within the next 2 years.

SSAct section 94(2) A person has a CITW …, section 94(3B) A person's impairment is a severe impairment …, section 94(5)-'work'

  • 1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP)
  • 3.6.2.112 DSP assessment of continuing inability to work - 15 hour rule

who is subject to the 15 hour rule (3.6.1.12) and whose DSP start date is after 30 June 2006 but before 3 September 2011

EXCEPT

where the person is a reviewed 2008-2011 DSP starter who has had an opportunity to participate in a POS.

has an inability:

  • to work independently of a POS within the next 2 years because of their impairment, and
  • to undertake a training activity to prepare for such work within the next 2 years because of their impairment, or

  • such an activity is unlikely, because of their impairment/s, to enable the person to work independently of a POS within the next 2 years.
SSAct pre-3 Sept 2011 section 94(2) A person has a CITW …, section 94(5)-'work'
  • 1.1.R.285 Reviewed 2008-2011 DSP starter
  • 1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP)
  • 3.6.2.112 DSP assessment of continuing inability to work - 15 hour rule
who is a reviewed 2008-2011 DSP starter who has had an opportunity to participate in a POS.

has:

  • actively participated in POS

AND

has an inability:

  • to work independently of a POS within the next 2 years because of their impairment, and
  • to undertake a training activity to prepare for such work within the next 2 years because of their impairment, or
  • such an activity is unlikely, because of their impairment/s, to enable the person to work independently of a POS within the next 2 years.
SSAct section 94(2) A person has a CITW …, section 94(5)-'work'
  • 1.1.R.285 Reviewed 2008-2011 DSP starter
  • 1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP)
  • 3.6.2.112 DSP assessment of continuing inability to work - 15 hour rule
who is subject to the 30 hour rule (3.6.1.10). because of an impairment has an inability:

  • to work within the next 2 years
  • to undertake educational, vocational or on-the-job training (1.1.E.30) to prepare for work within the next 2 years, or
  • such training is unlikely, because of their impairment/s, to enable the person to work within the next 2 years.
SSAct pre-1 July 2006 section 94(2) A person has a CITW …, section 94(5)-'work'
  • 1.1.W.60 Work (any) (DSP)
  • 3.6.2.110 DSP assessment of continuing inability to work - 30 hour rule

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