The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.N.50 New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Definition

NEIS is a program administered by DEWR that helps eligible people start and run viable small businesses. NEIS participants may be eligible to receive payments from DEWR. Payments made under NEIS are excluded from the ordinary income test under SSAct section 8(8)(t) and subject to the self-employment program provisions under SSAct Part 3.15.

Act reference: SSAct section 8(8) Excluded amounts-general, Part 3.15 Self-employment programs

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.3.3.80 Payments from self-employment programs

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