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1.1.E.125 Entitlement period


This is the period over which a recipient's entitlement will accrue. It is usually 14 days. For most recipients, their entitlement period will end 2 working days before their delivery day (1.1.D.55).

For recipients paid a social security benefit other than PPP, their entitlement period will end one working day before their delivery day.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security benefit'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.10.2 Entitlement periods

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