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 PES

Notifiable events for PES

In addition to the common notifiable events, PES recipients MUST notify Centrelink within the 14-day notification period, if certain events occur, or are likely to occur. The recipient must notify if they:

  • discontinue a full-time or concessional study-load (1.1.C.290) course
  • do not enrol in the course as a continuing student by the end of the enrolment period
  • do not begin the course within the first 2 weeks of semester
  • change their enrolment in the course, or
  • stop receiving a qualifying pension, benefit or allowance.

Common provisions

Some notification and recipient obligations are common to MOST payments, and are explained in 8.1.

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & recipient obligations, 8.1.1 Claim lodgement provisions

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