(1) A person is qualified for utilities allowance if the person:
(i) has reached pension age and is receiving an income support payment; or
(ii) is receiving a widow allowance, a mature age allowance, a partner allowance, a disability support pension, a carer payment, a wife pension, a widow B pension or a bereavement allowance; and
(i) is in Australia; or
(ii) is temporarily absent from Australia and has been so for a continuous period not exceeding 6 weeks.
(2) Even though a person is qualified for utilities allowance, the allowance is not payable to the person:
(a) if the person is receiving a social security payment for which a pension supplement amount is used to work out the rate of the payment, with a pension supplement amount that is more than the person's pension supplement basic amount; or
(b) if the person is receiving energy supplement under Part 2.25B; or
(c) if an election by the person under subsection 1061VA(1) is in force.