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Notifiable events for SpB

In addition to the common notifiable events, SpB recipients must notify Centrelink within the 14-day notification period, if any of the following events occur, or are likely to occur:

  • the recipient or their partner:
    • commence any form of paid work, or
    • changes residency status, or
    • travel overseas, including on holidays, or
    • start to receive income, or change the level of income, or
    • buy or sell shares or managed investments, or
    • receive bonus shares, or
    • have combined assets of more than the amount specified, or
    • receive superannuation, or
    • move into or out of a nursing home (1.1.N.140), hostel (1.1.H.90) or retirement village (1.1.R.270), or
    • receives compensation, or
    • receives payment under NEIS, or
    • apply for or vary enrolment at an educational institution, or
    • receives an overseas pension, or
    • receives other government payments.
    • Example: Another social security or DVA payment.
  • the recipient:
    • marries, separates or divorces, or
  • for recipients under 18 years of age, they:
    • move back to the parental home, or
    • receive continuing support from parents or another person, or
    • receive continuing support from another Australian Government department, or a State or Territory authority.

Recipients have 28 days to notify of a bereavement.


Common provisions

Some notification and recipient obligations are common to MOST payments, and explained in Chapter 1 of Part 3.


Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.3 Notification & Recipient Obligations


Last reviewed: 12 November 2012


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