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.