(1) A person is qualified for newstart allowance for a period determined by the Secretary if:
(a) the person is receiving newstart allowance; and
(b) the Secretary considers at the start of the period that:
(i) the person may reasonably be expected to satisfy the qualification requirements for newstart allowance (sections 593 to 598) during the period; and
(ii) it is reasonable to expect that newstart allowance will be payable to the person for the period; and
(iii) the person will comply with the Act during the period; and
(c) except where the person is a CDEP Scheme participant in respect of the period, the person is not indebted at the start of the period to the Commonwealth under or as a result of this Act; and
(d) the Secretary is satisfied that the person should be qualified under this section for a newstart allowance for the period.
(2) The Minister, by legislative instrument:
(a) must determine guidelines for making decisions under paragraph (1)(b); and
(b) may revoke or vary the determination.
If the Minister revokes a determination, the Minister must determine guidelines that commence immediately after the revocation.