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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1070X

Partner with a rent increased benefit

Youth Allowance Rate Calculator

             (1)  If the rate of a person's social security payment is to be calculated in accordance with the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator, the person's partner has a rent increased benefit if the partner:

                     (a)  is living with the person in their home; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is receiving a social security benefit the rate of which is increased to take account of rent; or

                             (ii)  is receiving a designated ABSTUDY payment, or would be receiving such a payment but for the partner's income.

Note 1:       See also subsections 23(4A) and (4AA).

Note 2:       For designated ABSTUDY payment , see subsection (5).

Benefit Rate Calculator B

             (2)  If the rate of a person's social security payment is to be calculated in accordance with Benefit Rate Calculator B, the person's partner has a rent increased benefit if the partner:

                     (a)  is living with the person in their home; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is receiving a social security benefit the rate of which is increased to take account of rent; or

                             (ii)  is receiving a designated ABSTUDY payment, or would be receiving such a payment but for the partner's income.

Note 1:       See also subsections 23(4A) and (4AA).

Note 2:       For designated ABSTUDY payment , see subsection (5).

Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator

             (3)  If the rate of a person's social security payment is to be calculated in accordance with the Benefit PP (Partnered) Rate Calculator, the person's partner has a rent increased benefit if the partner:

                     (a)  is living with the person in their home; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is receiving a social security benefit the rate of which is increased to take account of rent; or

                             (ii)  is receiving a designated ABSTUDY payment, or would be receiving such a payment but for the partner's income.

Note 1:       See also subsections 23(4A) and (4AA).

Note 2:       For designated ABSTUDY payment , see subsection (5).

Austudy Payment Rate Calculator

             (4)  If the rate of a person's social security payment is to be calculated in accordance with the Austudy Payment Rate Calculator, the person's partner has a rent increased benefit if the partner:

                     (a)  is living with the person in their home; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  is receiving a social security benefit the rate of which is increased to take account of rent; or

                             (ii)  is receiving a designated ABSTUDY payment, or would be receiving such a payment but for the partner's income.

Note 1:       See also subsections 23(4A) and (4AA).

Note 2:       For designated ABSTUDY payment , see subsection (5).

Designated ABSTUDY payment

             (5)  For the purposes of this section, a designated ABSTUDY payment is a payment under the scheme known as the ABSTUDY scheme:

                     (a)  the rate of which is increased to take account of rent; and

                     (b)  that includes an amount identified as living allowance.

Note:       Section 10A contains many of the definitions that are relevant to the provisions of this Part.

   



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