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Resolving the Onshore Illegal Maritime Arrival Legacy Caseload

This measure allows the department to stop SRSS payments for Illegal Maritime Arrivals after 1 October 2017 where they have disengaged from the protection claim process or had their claim refused.

Information update: This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the Measure

This measure allows the department to stop SRSS payments for Illegal Maritime Arrivals after 1 October 2017 where they have disengaged from the protection claim process or had their claim refused.

Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payments, and associated support services, are provided to Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs). This measure introduces a deadline for affected IMAs to lodge a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) protection application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

DIBP will contact any IMAs who have not formally applied or finalised their claim process by 1 October 2017. After the 1 October 2017 deadline, all affected IMAs who have disengaged from the IMA protection claim process (such as not having lodged a protection application) or who have already had their claims refused by DIBP will have their associated support services ceased (including the Status Resolution Support Services Payment).

Affected recipients will remain eligible for Medicare and public education for school-aged children.

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for this measure?

Any Illegal Maritime Arrivals who have disengaged from the protection application process and have yet to lodge a Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa protection application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What date will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start from 31 May 2017.

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Page last updated: 22 May 2017

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