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. New grants - date of effect

Entitlement period set at claim

A person's first payment delivery day (1.1.D.55) will be automatically set for 14 days after their date of claim. Most persons will therefore have a short first entitlement period, in order to set up their regular 14-day entitlement period. The first entitlement period can also be shorter where:

  • the person requests a different payment delivery day
  • the person has a partner (1.1.P.85)
  • the person is being paid through group payment arrangements (1.1.G.68).
    • Example: The person is a permanent resident of a nursing home (1.1.N.140).

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 43 Payment by instalments

Policy reference: SS Guide Entitlement period - general rules, Partnered recipients - payment delivery, Changing a payment delivery day, General date of effect rules

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