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. Changing an entitlement period


Normally, a change in entitlement period (1.1.E.125) will result from a change in payment delivery day (1.1.D.55).

Where a recipient has had a change in their payment delivery day, they will be paid an adjustment payment (1.1.A.65) in order to get them onto a new payment cycle. The adjustment payment will usually be for a period of less than 14 days, consisting of the number of days since the end of the previous entitlement period to the end of the new entitlement period.

Policy reference: SS Guide Timing of payment delivery, Changing a payment delivery day

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