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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 15.5

Variation of provisional allocations on application

             (1)  If the allocation is a * provisional allocation, the person may apply to the Secretary for a variation of the provisional allocation.

             (2)  A variation of the * provisional allocation may be:

                     (a)  a reduction in the number of * places to which the provisional allocation relates; or

                     (b)  a variation of any of the conditions to which the provisional allocation is subject under section 14-5.

             (3)  The application must:

                     (a)  be in the form approved by the Secretary; and

                     (b)  be made before the end of the * provisional allocation period.

             (4)  The Secretary must, within 28 days after receiving the application:

                     (a)  make the variation; or

                     (b)  reject the application;

and, within that period, notify the person accordingly.

Note:          Rejections of applications are reviewable under Part 6.1.

             (5)  If the Secretary has decided to vary the * provisional allocation, the notice must include details of the variation.

             (6)  Rejection of the application does not prevent the person making a fresh application at a later time during the * provisional allocation period.

             (7)  In deciding whether to vary the * provisional allocation, the Secretary must have regard to any matters specified in the Allocation Principles.

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