Under hardship provisions, deprivation provisions CAN be disregarded in limited circumstances.
For hardship provisions to apply the person MUST be receiving a:
Assessing hardship is discussed in 4.6.7.
Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security benefit', section 23(1)-'social security pension', section 1129 Access to financial hardship rules - pensions, section 1131 Access to financial hardship rules - benefits
Policy reference: SS Guide 4.6.7 Asset Hardship Rules
Last reviewed: 3 December 2007