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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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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