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. Employment commencing in the future

Qualification for JSP

If a person has obtained employment that will commence in the future, they MAY still be considered unemployed (1.1.U.30) and therefore eligible to receive JSP, provided that the normal qualification (1.1.Q.10) criteria are met, until they commence work.

Example: A person waiting to begin training as a nurse or waiting for call up following enlistment in the Army.

Act reference: SSAct section 10A(2)-'employment', section 593 Qualification for JSP

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