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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 693

Ordinary waiting period

                   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

                     (e)  the following conditions apply:

                              (i)  the person is a member of a couple;

                             (ii)  the person's partner dies;

                            (iii)  immediately before the partner's death, the person was receiving a partner allowance;

                            (iv)  within the period of 4 weeks that starts on the day after the day on which the partner dies, the person claims a sickness allowance; or

                      (f)  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 financial crisis see section 19DA.



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