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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZO

Qualification

             (1)  A person is qualified for a health care card on a day if this section applies to the person on that day.

             (2)  This section applies to a person on a day if, on that day:

                     (a)  in the case of a child--the person is:

                              (i)  an Australian resident or a special category visa holder residing in Australia; or

                             (ii)  living in Australia with an Australian resident or with a special category visa holder residing in Australia; and

                     (b)  in the case of a person other than a child--the person is:

                              (i)  an Australian resident or a special category visa holder residing in Australia; and

                             (ii)  in Australia; and

                     (c)  the person is neither an FTB child, nor a regular care child, aged over 16 years; and

                     (d)  the person satisfies the health care card income test.

Note:          If the person is temporarily absent from Australia, the person continues to be qualified for a health care card for a maximum period of up to 6 weeks (see Division 4).

             (3)  This section applies to a person on a day if, on that day, the person:

                     (a)  is an Australian resident or a special category visa holder residing in Australia; and

                     (b)  is in Australia; and

                     (c)  is an FTB child, or a regular care child, who is 16 or more, but not yet 19, years of age; and

                     (d)  is not undertaking secondary studies; and

                     (e)  satisfies the health care card income test.

Note:          If the person is temporarily absent from Australia, the person continues to be qualified for a health care card for a maximum period of up to 6 weeks (see Division 4).

             (4)  This section applies to a person on a day if, on that day, the person:

                     (a)  is an Australian resident or a special category visa holder residing in Australia; and

                     (b)  is in Australia; and

                     (c)  is an FTB child, or a regular care child, who is 19 or more years of age; and

                     (d)  satisfies the health care card income test.

Note:          If the person is temporarily absent from Australia, the person continues to be qualified for a health care card for a maximum period of up to 6 weeks (see Division 4).

             (5)  This section applies to a child on a day if:

                     (a)  on that day, the child is in foster care; and

                     (b)  the child is living in Australia with an Australian resident or with a special category visa holder residing in Australia.

             (7)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare that a person who:

                     (a)  is included in a specified class of persons; and

                     (b)  is, or has been, in Australia in specified circumstances;

is a person to whom this section applies.

             (8)  The circumstances that may be specified in a declaration under subsection (7) include circumstances that existed or exist at any time before or after the making of the declaration.

             (9)  This section applies to a person on a day if:

                     (a)  on that day, the person:

                              (i)  is aged at least 16 and has not turned 26; and

                             (ii)  is a full-time student; and

                            (iii)  is an Australian resident; and

                            (iv)  is living in Australia; and

                     (b)  on the day before the person turned 16:

                              (i)  another person was qualified under Part 2.19 for carer allowance for the person; or

                             (ii)  subsection 1061ZK(3) applied to the person; and

                     (c)  on the day before the person turned 16, the person was qualified for, and held, a health care card.

Note:          For Australian resident see subsection 7(2).



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