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Reply to Trevor [Jul. 15th, 2007|07:27 pm]
Bob Bain
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This is an expt to see if yo get it. Things look moving sensibly for you - unless you are gagging to work more than 8 hrs a week. Do you have the option? 8 hours seems a small number seeing as you wre full time. Would you have to option to work more if you wnted to, and job comes up? Trevor

Stating that a person is unable to work more than 8 hours per week and marking it as "permanent" is the equivalent of saying that a person is unable to work (period) and under Social Security law a person unable to work more than 15 hours per week is considered "disabled" and consequently referred to a Job Capacity Assessor.

------ quoting from the Centrelink website -------

You may also be required to attend a Job Capacity Assessment with a Job Capacity Assessor.

Your illness, injury or disability must also attract an impairment rating of at least 20 points on the impairment tables. These impairment tables, contained in the Social Security Law, rate a person's impairment according to the severity of medical conditions and how they affect their ability to work. Impairment tables are completed by Job Capacity Assessors using information provided in medical reports and details provided by customers.

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The notice given to me is under the Social Security Act is mandatory. It is a requirement that I attend otherwise payments under the NewStart allowance cease. The possible outcomes will be determined tomorrow.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-15 09:43 am (UTC)

Complicated!

Will this one work too?
It sounds as tho' this decision on their part to treat you as very incapable indeed is a bad one. For a start YOU FEEL able to work full time (tho you might prefer 3/4 time?) and you like to work and earn so I guess you would not be very happy (as well as distincly poor!) if you had to work only a tiddly bit.
We have silly or difficult laws too. The new PM is on yet another crusade to get all the unemployed and disabled back to work, but it has not kicked in yet. love from trevor.












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