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Qualification for advance pharmaceutical allowance

             (1)  A person is qualified for an advance pharmaceutical allowance if:

                     (a)  the person is receiving a social security pension; and

                     (b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person's ordinary income is not more than $20.50 per fortnight.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, a person's ordinary income does not include:

                     (a)  a payment:

                              (i)  that the person is entitled to under the law of a foreign country; and

                             (ii)  that results in the person's social security pension rate being reduced by an amount equal to the amount of the payment; or

                     (b)  a periodic compensation payment to which Part 3.14 applies.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, if a person is a member of a couple the amount of the person's ordinary income is worked out by adding the couple's ordinary incomes (on a fortnightly basis) and dividing by 2.

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