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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZZAC

Secretary's decision

             (1)  If a person claims youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement, the Secretary must decide whether the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement for a period that is the whole or a part of a year.

             (2)  Also, if:

                     (a)  the Secretary has made a decision in a year that a person is eligible to obtain financial supplement for a period that is the whole or a part of that year; and

                     (b)  the person is likely to:

                              (i)  continue to undertake the person's tertiary course in the next year; or

                             (ii)  undertake a new tertiary course in the next year when enrolments in the course are next accepted;

the Secretary must make a new decision, as early as practicable in the next year, about whether the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement for a period that is the whole or a part of that next year.

             (3)  If the Secretary decides that the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement for a period, the Secretary must give the person a notice (a supplement entitlement notice ):

                     (a)  stating that the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement for that period; and

                     (b)  specifying the minimum and maximum amounts of financial supplement that the person can obtain.

             (4)  This section does not apply in relation to a period that is the whole or part of a year if the year begins on or after the day on which the Student Assistance Legislation Amendment Act 2006 receives the Royal Assent.



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