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. Employment entry payment (EEP) historical rates

Cessation of employment entry payment (EEP)

Eligibility for EEP ceased on 1 July 2008 as part of the 2008-09 Federal Budget. The following information is for historical purposes only.

Where employment starts on or after 1 July 2008, EEP will not be paid, unless a claim for an advance payment of EEP is made before 1 July 2008.

A person has at least 28 days to lodge a claim for EEP from the start of the employment in respect of which the claim is made. Some principal carer parents, partial capacity to work and PP recipients have 56 days from the start of their employment to lodge their claim. This means that EEP payments will be made up to 56 days after 1 July 2008.

EEP rate

The EEP rate is not indexed.

EEP rate from 1989 to present date are:

Date Rate for recipients other than DSP Rate for DSP recipients
1989 $100.00 $300.00


see Note below

$104.00 $312.00

Note: From 1 July 2000 EEP increased by 4 per cent due to tax reforms.

Timing of payments

Payment is made as a lump sum when the recipient qualifies, and may be paid as an advance.

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