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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1159

Payment may be redirected to dependent partner or child

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a social security pension (other than pension PP (single)) is not payable to a person on a pension payday because of section 1158; and

                     (b)  the person's partner is dependent on the person;

the Secretary may authorise the payment of all or some of the instalment that would otherwise have been payable to the person to be paid to:

                     (c)  the partner; or

                     (d)  someone else for the benefit of the partner.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a social security pension (other than pension PP (single)) is not payable to a person on a pension payday because of section 1158; and

                     (b)  a young person is dependent on the person;

the Secretary may authorise the payment of all or some of the instalment that would otherwise have been payable to the person to be paid to:

                     (c)  the young person; or

                     (d)  someone else for the benefit of the young person.



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