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12.7.3 Compliance Reviews

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Enhanced Compliance Program (ECP)

The introduction of an Enhanced Compliance Program (ECP) was announced in the 2003-04 Budget. For the financial years 2004 to 2008, approximately 10,000 compliance reviews will be conducted of the personal and financial circumstances of selected pensioners assessed as being at risk of not being paid the correct rate of pension. This represents 3.8% of pensioner households nationally.

Date of effect

The date of effect for compliance reviews reflects current policy.    

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Income Support Effective Dates and Pension Periods

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A compliance review is a risk-based, department-initiated review based on risk profiling. Risk profiling identifies assessments containing high-risk characteristics such as volatile income and asset items.  Examples of risk groups are pensioners who have not had their income and assets reviewed for a number of years or assessments with high-risk property that has not been revalued for many years.

A compliance review is a risk-based, department-initiated review based on risk profiling. Risk profiling identifies assessments containing high-risk characteristics such as volatile income and asset items.  Examples of risk groups are pensioners who have not had their income and assets reviewed for a number of years or assessments with high-risk property that has not been revalued for many years.