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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZUB

Non-cancellation of concession cards for temporary overseas absences

             (1)  Throughout the person's maximum non-cancellation period (see subsection (3)), the person's qualification for the concession card is not affected merely by the absence.

             (2)  For a concession card (other than a seniors health card), throughout so much (if any) of the period of absence as occurs after the end of the period of 6 weeks beginning on the day the person leaves Australia, the person is not qualified for the concession card.

          (2A)  For a concession card that is a seniors health card, throughout so much (if any) of the period of absence as occurs after the end of the period of 19 weeks beginning on the day the person leaves Australia, the person is not qualified for the concession card.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a person's maximum non-cancellation period is the shorter of the following periods:

                     (a)  the person's period of absence;

                     (b)  the following:

                              (i)  for a concession card (other than a seniors health card)--the period of 6 weeks beginning on the day the person leaves Australia;

                             (ii)  for a concession card that is a seniors health card--the period of 19 weeks beginning on the day the person leaves Australia.



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