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 CA

CA notifiable events

In addition to the common notifiable events, a person receiving CA MUST notify Centrelink within the 14-day notification period, if any of the following events occur, or are likely to occur:

  • the amount of care given to the care receiver/s changes, OR
  • the care receiver/s
    • can no longer be considered to have a disability, OR
    • temporarily leaves the care of the carer, OR
    • is away from home and is NOT in respite care or hospital, OR
    • is in respite care or hospital (1.1.R.250) for more than 63 days in a year, OR
    • leaves Australia, OR
    • changes their address, OR
    • goes to live with another person.
  • the carer
    • ceases to provide care for any period of 24 hours or more, OR
    • changes their address, OR
    • marries, divorces, commences or ends a registered or de facto relationship, OR
    • experiences a change to their or their current partner's (where applicable) ATI (

A 28 day notification period applies to carers notifying the death of the care receiver/s.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 67 Person who has made a claim, section 68 Person receiving social security payment or holding concession card, section 69 Person who has received a social security payment or who has held a concession card, section 81 Cancellation or suspension for non-compliance with certain notices

Common provisions

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

Policy reference: SS Guide Provision of information, 3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations

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