(1) Subject to subsection (3), a special benefit is not payable to a person:
(a) who has turned 18; or
(b) who satisfies both of the following:
(i) the person has not turned 16; and
(ii) the person is not a SPB homeless person;
if the person is enrolled in a full-time course of education or of vocational training.
Note: For SPB homeless person see section 739.
Period for which benefit not payable
(2) The period for which a special benefit is not payable under subsection (1) is the period that:
(a) starts when the person starts the course; and
(b) finishes when the person:
(i) completes the course; or
(ii) abandons the course; or
(iii) gives notice to the provider of the course that the person:
(A) wishes to withdraw from the course; or
(B) wishes to withdraw from such number of subjects that the person's course will no longer be a full-time course; and
(c) includes periods of vacation.
Subsection (1) does not apply in certain cases
(3) Subsection (1) does not prevent a special benefit from being payable for any period during which:
(a) a person is enrolled in a course of study that the Secretary has required the person to undertake under section 736; or
(b) the person is engaged in a course undertaken under a Special Benefit Employment Pathway Plan; or
(c) the person has deferred a course of education.