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3.2.1.30 Waiting Periods for NSA

Which periods apply to NSA?

The following waiting periods (section 23(1)-'waiting period') may apply to people who claim NSA:

  • liquid assets waiting period,
  • ordinary waiting period,
  • newly arrived resident's waiting period (1.1.N.70), AND
  • breach penalty, non-payment periods.

 

A RapidConnect non-payment period also may apply.

 

The SWPP and IMP also apply to NSA. The waiting and non-payment periods are explained in the referenced topics.

 

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'waiting period'

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.E.164 Exclusion period, 3.1.7 Seasonal Work Preclusion Period, 3.1.2 Waiting & Preclusion Periods, 3.2.1.40 RapidConnect - Impact on NSA Payability, 3.1.13 Compliance Framework for Participation Payments, 3.1.2.70 Exemption from Waiting Periods, Part 4 Income & Assets

 

Concurrent waiting periods

The following table summarises the waiting, deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods that are served concurrently. When periods without payment are served concurrently, the longest term determines the length of the time without payment.

Waiting period

Served concurrently with…

Liquid assets waiting period

- deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods

- newly arrived residents waiting period

Deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods

- liquid assets waiting period

- newly arrived residents waiting period

- ordinary waiting period

Newly arrived residents waiting period

- liquid assets waiting period

- deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods

- ordinary waiting period

Ordinary waiting period

- deferment, rate reduction and non-payment periods

- new arrived residents waiting period

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Last reviewed: 12 November 2012


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