The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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. Backdated start days - JSP

Person reclaiming within 14 days

The start day for JSP may be backdated to the day after cancellation day for a person reclaiming within 14 days after being cancelled as a result of:

  • an administrative exclusion period, or
  • a rate reduction period in which the reduced rate is nil.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act Schedule 2 clause 15 Certain persons subject to cancellation ā€¦

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.2 Waiting & preclusion periods

Claimant for DSP

The start day for JSP may be backdated to the day on which the DSP claim was made if the person:

  • has an undetermined claim for DSP, and
  • meets mutual obligation requirements (1.1.M.160) or has an exemption from mutual obligation requirements.

Act reference: SSAct section 593(1B) Qualification for JSP

SS(Admin)Act Schedule 2 clause 28 JSP - claimant for DSP

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