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1.1.D.18 Date of effect


This is the date that a particular change first effects the person's entitlement.


A change in the person's circumstances will be the most common reason for the date of effect rules to be used. A general change in rate such as a CPI increase will also have a specific date of effect for each person.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.10.5 Dates of effect

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