(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4), if a person is subject to an ordinary waiting period, the ordinary waiting period is the period of 7 days that starts on the person's start day (worked out disregarding clauses 4A and 5 of Schedule 2 to the Administration Act).
(2) Subject to subsection (4), if:
(a) a person is subject to an ordinary waiting period; and
(b) apart from this subsection, the ordinary waiting period would be the period of 7 days that starts on the person's start day (worked out disregarding clauses 4A and 5 of Schedule 2 to the Administration Act); and
(c) that start day falls within one or more of the following periods (each of which is an exclusion period ) that the person is subject to:
(i) a liquid assets test waiting period;
(ii) a newly arrived resident's waiting period;
(iii) a seasonal work preclusion period;
(iv) a lump sum preclusion period under Part 3.14;
(v) an income maintenance period, where the person's rate of youth allowance on that start day would be nil;
then the ordinary waiting period is the period of 7 days that starts on the first day after all the exclusion periods have ended.
(a) subparagraph (2)(c)(v) applies to a person; and
(b) on a day in that income maintenance period, the person's rate of youth allowance would be greater than nil if youth allowance were payable to the person on that day;
then, for the purposes of subsection (2), that income maintenance period is taken to have ended at the end of the day before that day.
(a) a person qualifies for a social security payment (other than youth allowance); and
(b) because the person is subject to an ordinary waiting period relating to that payment, that payment is not payable to the person for a period starting on a particular day (the initial day ); and
(c) during that period the person:
(i) ceases to be qualified for that payment; and
(ii) claims youth allowance and is qualified for youth allowance, where neither section 540AA (about new apprentices) nor paragraph 541(1)(a) (about full-time study) applies;
the person's ordinary waiting period relating to that youth allowance is the period of 7 days that starts on the initial day.
Note: Ordinary waiting periods apply to parenting payment, youth allowance, jobseeker payment and sickness allowance.