(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).