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 is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. 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.W.10 Waiting period


This definition may refer to the OWP (, LAWP ( or NARWP (1.1.N.70).


Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'waiting period', section 23(1)-'ordinary waiting period', section 23(1)-'liquid assets test waiting period', section 23(1)-'newly arrived resident's waiting period'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.2 Waiting & preclusion periods

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