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. Start day for CA

Provisional start day (1.1.P.460)

Rules for start days for all payments are set out in 8.3.

Interaction between qualification and start day provisions for CA are set out below.

CA (child) recipient qualifying with combined scores of 2 children (1.1.C.200)

A person who qualifies for CA (child) with the combined scores of 2 children may lodge claims for the 2 children separately and on different dates. In these cases, the date on which the second claim was lodged is considered to be the date of lodgement for joint assessment.

HCC only CA (child) (1.1.H.30) recipient applying for CA (child)

If the person applies for CA (child) within 13 weeks of the advice that HCC/CA (child) has been granted, the claim is treated as a review of the original decision. In this case the date of lodgement of the claim for CA (child) is the date of lodgement of the original claim, granted as HCC/CA (child).

Policy reference: SS Guide Qualification for CA (child) HCC only, Qualification for CA, Qualification for CA (child) with combined DCLA scores of 2 children

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