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A recipient qualifies for SA while undertaking a rehabilitation program if they:
When a recipient commences a vocational rehabilitation program, SA is payable for the duration of the program, up to a maximum period of 208 weeks from the date of grant of SA. During the program, the recipient does not have to provide medical certificates or satisfy the incapacity for work requirements, but must satisfy all other qualification criteria. When the vocational program ends, SA is not automatically restored.
If a recipient commences a non-vocational rehabilitation program, SA can continue to be paid only if the recipient is temporarily incapacitated for work. Medical certificates must be provided and the usual reviews of incapacity for work are conducted.
Act reference: SSAct section 667(3) A person is qualified for SA in respect of a period
Last reviewed: 9 February 2012