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Ordinary waiting period

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), a person is subject to an ordinary waiting period unless:

                     (a)  at some time in the 13 weeks immediately before the person's start day (worked out disregarding clause 5 of Schedule 2 to the Administration Act), the person received an income support payment; or

                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person is experiencing a personal financial crisis.

Note 1:       For income support payment see subsection 23(1).

Note 2:       For experiencing a personal financial crisis see section 19DA.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who:

                     (a)  is undertaking an activity specified in an instrument made under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  has been exempted from the application of subsection (1) by the Secretary.

             (3)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, specify activities for the purpose of paragraph (2)(a).

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