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1.1.G.10 Gainful employment (MOB)


For the purposes of MOB, gainful employment is defined as:

  • paid employment, including sheltered employment or Supported Employment Services or Australian Disability Enterprise, AND
  • self-employment of a commercial character that is intended to result in financial gain.

Act reference: SSAct section 1035(1)(a) Qualification for MOB, section 19-'gainful employment'

Policy reference: SS Guide Assessment of gainful employment for standard rate MOB

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