This topic explains the special provisions for when to lodge a claim for the following payments:
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 When to Lodge a Claim - General Provisions
A claim for PBS must be attached to a claim for Age. The only exceptions are:
A person must have accrued at least one full bonus year period (1.1.B.80) to qualify for a pension bonus. A claim for the bonus must be lodged within 13 weeks of ceasing work or failing to accrue a bonus period. There is discretion to accept a late claim for a bonus.
If a person who claims both Age and PBS withdraws the claim for Age or has their Age claim rejected, the claim for PBS is taken to have been withdrawn.
See 3.4.11 for claim requirements for PBBP.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 17 Special requirements regarding claims for pension bonus, section 20 to section 26 Time limits for claims for pension bonus
A person claiming DSP must be under age pension age (section 23(5A)) on the day the claim is lodged.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 28 Claims for DSP
SSAct section 23(5A) Pension age
A claim for SEA must specify the amount sought. If the claim was lodged before the day on which the payment is cancelled or reduced as a result of unreceived income, the claim is taken to be made on that day unless the Secretary determines otherwise.
Unless there are exceptional financial needs, the delegate must refuse a claim for SEA if:
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 18 Additional provisions regarding claim for special employment advance
If PES is claimed by specified cut off dates, the payment of PES can be backdated in certain limited circumstances.
Policy reference: SS Guide 188.8.131.52 Backdated Start Days - PES
Last reviewed: 2 January 2008