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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1158

Some social security payments not payable during period in gaol or in psychiatric confinement following criminal charge

                   An instalment of a social security pension, a social security benefit, a parenting payment, a carer allowance, a mobility allowance or a pensioner education supplement is not payable to a person in respect of a day on which the person is:

                     (a)  in gaol; or

                     (b)  undergoing psychiatric confinement because the person has been charged with an offence.

Note 1:       For in gaol see subsection 23(5).

Note 2:       For psychiatric confinement see subsections 23(8) and (9).



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