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. Waiting periods - date of effect


Waiting periods (1.1.W.10) are determined separately from dates for variation in payment or cancellation. Waiting periods are therefore not affected by rules applying to dates of effect (1.1.D.18).

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'waiting period'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.2 Waiting & preclusion periods, General date of effect rules

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