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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZZAV

Timing of repayment

             (1)  A person who is not obtaining financial supplement may, in order to obtain financial supplement, repay to the Commonwealth youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement:

                     (a)  while the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement; and

                     (b)  during the payment period.

             (2)  However, if the person does not repay youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement during the payment period, the person may, in order to obtain financial supplement, repay youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement after that period if the Secretary is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person took reasonable steps to repay it during the payment period; and

                     (b)  circumstances beyond the person's control prevented the person from repaying it during the period; and

                     (c)  the person repays it as soon as practicable after the end of the payment period and during the year that includes the payment period.

             (3)  A person who is obtaining financial supplement may, in order to increase the amount of financial supplement, repay to the Commonwealth youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement:

                     (a)  while the person is eligible to obtain financial supplement; and

                     (b)  during the year in which the youth allowance, austudy payment or pensioner education supplement was paid.



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