This section describes the circumstances in which an exemption from the activity test (1.1.A.40) can be granted. Under the legislation exemptions from the activity test can only be granted for a specified period.
It is preferable and generally possible to reduce a person's requirements, rather than exempt the person from the activity test. The activity test is flexible. When circumstances arise that impede a job seeker's ability to meet their usual requirements the activity test can be adjusted to reflect those circumstances. However, there are circumstances, specified in the legislation, under which a full exemption from the activity test is appropriate. These are described in the following sections.
This section contains the following topics:
Last reviewed: 1 July 2013