1.1.P.460 Provisional commencement day


This definition applies to all payments.


'Provisional commencement day' is generally the day on which the recipient lodged their claim for payment. Pensions and allowances are generally not payable before the provisional commencement day, although some payments do have specific backdating provisions.

The provisional commencement day rules for all payments are specified in SS(Admin)Act Part 3 Division 3.

Example: The policy reference below explains the provisional commencement day provisions.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act Part 3 Division 3 Commencement of social security payment

Policy reference: SS Guide 8.3 Start days

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