Social Security Act 1964

  • repealed
  • Social Security Act 1964: repealed, on 26 November 2018, by section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).
102 Application of work test


The work test applies to a person while he or she is a work-tested beneficiary, and unless subsection (2) applies, the person is subject to the obligations of the work test set out in section 102A from,—


in the case of a person granted jobseeker support on the ground of sickness, injury, or disability, the date specified in the chief executive’s notice under section 88F(4); and


in any other case, the date on which the work-tested benefit is first paid.


The work test does not apply to a work-tested beneficiary if the chief executive is satisfied that the beneficiary is undertaking employment of the kind required to satisfy the work test for that beneficiary.


A work test obligation set out in section 102A applies on—


a day that is a day between Monday and Friday (inclusive); or


a day of the week on which regulations under this Act provide (in relation to the obligation, obligations that include it, or all obligations) that it applies.

Section 102: replaced, on 27 September 2010, by section 20 of the Social Security (New Work Tests, Incentives, and Obligations) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 105).

Section 102(1): replaced, on 15 July 2013, by section 107 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).