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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1067D

Person required to live away from home

When a person is taken to be required to live away from home

             (1)  A person is taken to be required to live away from home for the purposes of Part 2.11B and this Part if, and only if:

                     (a)  the person is not independent; and

                     (b)  the person does not live at the home of either or both his or her parents; and

                     (c)  the Secretary determines that:

                              (i)  the person needs to live away from home for the purpose of education, training, searching for employment or doing anything else in preparation for getting employment; or

                             (ii)  the likelihood of the person's getting employment will be significantly increased if the person lives away from home; or

                            (iii)  the person needs to live away from home because the person is a new apprentice.

Note:          For parent see section 5 (paragraph (a) of that definition).

Matters to which Secretary is to have regard

             (3)  In making a determination under subparagraph (1)(c)(ii), the Secretary is to have regard to:

                     (a)  the overall employment prospects for young people in the areas where the home is situated and in the area where the person is living; and

                     (b)  matters relating to the person that would affect the likelihood of the person's getting employment in those areas.

Parents of relationship children

             (4)  If a person (other than a person who is an adopted child) is a relationship child of another person because he or she is a child of the other person, and of a third person, within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 , the other person and the third person are taken to be the person's only parents for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b).



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