SA recipients may also qualify for the following benefits, if they meet the relevant qualification criteria:
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.1 RA - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.2 PhA - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.7 TAL - Qualification & Payability, 3.7.4 CrP Qualification & Payability, 3.15.1 CEA - Qualification & Payability, 3.15.2 CES - Qualification & Payability, 3.8.17 ISB - Qualification & Payability
Recipients receiving SA may benefit from the additional assistance provided by a rehabilitation program.
A SA recipient on graduated return to work who loses payment because of income (made up entirely or partly of employment income) may receive the following employment assistance:
Act reference: SSAct section 23(4A) Despite subsection (4)…, section 23(4AA) For the purposes of subsection (4A)…, section 1061ZEA Further extended qualification rule: loss of payment because of employment income, section 1061ZMA Further extended qualification rule: loss of payment because of employment income, section 1073J Working credit balance prevents loss of qualification in certain cases
This exemption is covered by the ITAA. A recipient who is paid SA MAY qualify for a Medicare levy exemption.
Act reference: SSAct Part 3.6 Benefit Rate Calculator B
Policy reference: SS Guide 188.8.131.52 Participation of SA Recipients in Rehabilitation Programs
Last reviewed: 20 March 2013