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. Notification & recipient obligations for MOB

Notifiable events for MOB

In addition to the common notifiable events, MOB recipients must notify Centrelink within the 14 day notification period:

  • if any of the following events occur, or are likely to occur
    • change of employer, OR
    • cessation of JSP, OR
    • cessation of YA, OR
    • cessation of Austudy, OR
    • receipt of a car under the Vehicle Assistance Scheme from DVA, OR
    • becoming a participant in the NDIS and receive a funded package of support, OR
    • commencing a Department of Health and Aged Care funded rehabilitation program, OR
    • leaving Australia, OR
    • being in gaol or psychiatric confinement.
  • if receiving MOB at the standard rate
    • cessation of paid work, vocational training, or voluntary work, OR
    • the number of hours spent on vocational training, work or voluntary work falls below 32 hours every 4 weeks, OR
    • cessation of job search activities as part of an EPP with an employment services provider, OR
    • cessation of participation in DES - DMS.
  • if receiving MOB at the higher rate
    • the number of hours spent working falls to below 15 hours a week, OR
    • change of job search activities under an EPP, or an agreement with a DEWR funded service provider, to look for work of less than 15 hours per week, OR
    • cessation of job search activities under an EPP, or with a DEWR funded service provider.

Common provisions

Some notification and recipient obligations are common to MOST payments, and are explained in 3.1.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations, 1.1.J.40 Job search activities (standard rate MOB), 1.1.J.30 Job search (higher rate MOB)

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