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. Secretary can extend notification period - 28 days

Discretion to vary notification period capped at 28 days

Where the Secretary or a delegate considers that it would be unreasonable for a recipient to notify within 14 days, the Secretary or the delegate may give particular groups of recipients up to 28 days to report changes of circumstances.

For recipients granted an extended notification period, the extended period will apply from the date of the event that led to them being granted the extension.

Example: CIS recipients have a 28-day notification period.

Policy reference: SS Guide General notification period - 14 days

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