(1) A woman is not required to satisfy the activity test for a period (the relevant period ) if the following apply:
(a) she made the claim for newstart allowance on or after the commencement of this section;
(b) she was born on or before 1 July 1955;
(c) she ceased to be a member of a couple after turning 40;
(d) she satisfies the Secretary that she has no recent workforce experience on the day she made the claim for newstart allowance;
(e) the woman is not a member of a couple throughout the relevant period.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), recent workforce experience is employment of 20 hours or more a week for a total of 13 weeks or more at any time during the 12 months immediately before the day the woman made the claim for newstart allowance.