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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZMA

Further extended qualification rule: loss of payment because of employment income

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a person is receiving a social security pension or a social security benefit; and

                     (b)  the person's rate of payment of the pension or benefit is worked out with regard to the income test module of a rate calculator in Chapter 3; and

                     (d)  the person is qualified for a health care card; and

                     (e)  the person or the person's partner earns, derives or receives, or is taken to earn, derive or receive, employment income; and

                      (f)  the person ceases to receive a payment mentioned in subsection 1061ZK(5):

                              (i)  if paragraph (e) applies to the person--because of the employment income of the person (either alone or in combination with any other ordinary income earned, derived or received, or taken to have been earned, derived or received, by the person); or

                             (ii)  if paragraph (e) applies to the partner--because of the employment income of the partner (either alone or in combination with any other ordinary income earned, derived or received, or taken to have been earned, derived or received, by the partner); and

                     (g)  but for the employment income, or the combined income, referred to in paragraph (f), the person would have been, or would have continued to be, qualified for a health care card under section 1061ZK because the person would have continued to receive the payment mentioned in subsection 1061ZK(5); and

                    (ga)  the person:

                              (i)  in the case of a person who ceases to receive benefit PP (partnered)--continues, but for the requirement to have at least one PP child, to be qualified for that benefit; and

                             (ii)  in any other case--continues to be qualified for the payment referred to in subsection 1061ZK(5);

the person is qualified for a health care card until:

                     (h)  12 weeks after the end of the instalment period in which the person ceases to receive the pension or benefit; or

                      (j)  the day the person would cease to be qualified for a health care card as mentioned in paragraph (g) for a reason other than the employment income, or the combined income, referred to in paragraph (f); or

                     (k)  the day the person ceases to be qualified as mentioned in paragraph (ga);

whichever happens first.

             (3)  If, during the period of 12 weeks referred to in subsection (2), a person receives a payment of a social security pension or benefit specified in the definition of employment-affected person in subsection (4) that relates to one or more days within that period, the person ceases to be qualified under this section for a health care card on the day on which the person receives the payment.

             (4)  In this section:

"employment-affected person" has the same meaning as it has for the purposes of section 1061ZM.

             (5)  This section has effect subject to section 1061ZN.



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