188.8.131.52 Notification & recipient obligations for SpB
Notifiable events for SpB
In addition to the common notifiable events, SpB recipients must notify Services Australia within the 14-day notification period, if any of the following events occur, or are likely to occur:
- the recipient or their partner
- commence any form of paid work
- changes residency status
- travel overseas for any purpose
- start to receive income, or their level of income changes
- buy or sell shares or managed investments
- receives bonus shares
- have combined assets of more than the amount specified
- receives superannuation
- move into or out of a nursing home (1.1.N.140), hostel (1.1.H.90) or retirement village (1.1.R.270)
- receives compensation
- receives payment under NEIS
- apply for or vary enrolment at an educational institution
- receives an overseas pension, or
- receives other government payments.
Example: Another social security or DVA payment
- the recipient
- marries, partners, separates or divorces
- for recipients under 18 years of age, they
- move back to the parental home
- receive continuing support from parents or another person, or
- receive continuing support from another Australian Government department, or a state or territory authority.
Recipients have 28 days to notify of a bereavement.
Some notification and recipient obligations are common to most payments, and explained in 3.1.3.
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations