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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1061ZZBV

Period within which information to be given

             (1)  Subject to this section, the period stated under paragraph 1061ZZBT(d) must be the period of 14 days after:

                     (a)  the day on which the event or change of circumstances happens; or

                     (b)  the day on which the person becomes aware that the event or change of circumstances is likely to happen.

             (2)  If the Secretary is satisfied that there are special circumstances related to the person to whom the notice under section 1061ZZBR is to be given, the period to be stated under paragraph 1061ZZBT(d) is such period as the Secretary directs in writing, being a period that ends not less than 15 days, and not more than 28 days, after:

                     (a)  the day on which the event or change of circumstances happens; or

                     (b)  the day on which the person becomes aware that the event or change of circumstances is likely to happen.

             (3)  If the notice specifies an event consisting of the death of a person, the period to be stated under paragraph 1061ZZBT(d) is a period of 28 days after the day on which the event happens.

             (4)  If the notice requires the person to tell the Department of a proposal by the person to leave Australia, subsection (1) does not apply to that requirement.

             (5)  If the notice requires information about receipt of a compensation payment, the period stated under paragraph 1061ZZBT(d) in relation to the information must end at least 7 days after the day when the person becomes aware that he or she has received, or is to receive, a compensation payment.



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