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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1170

**Lump sum preclusion period**
(1) Subject to subsection (2), if a person receives both periodic
compensation payments and a lump sum compensation payment, the lump sum
preclusion period is the period that:

(a) begins on the day following the last day of the
periodic payments period or, where there is more than one
periodic payments period, the day following the last day of the last
periodic payments period; and

(b) ends at the end of the number of weeks worked out under
subsections (4) and (5).

(2) If a person chooses to receive part of an entitlement to periodic
compensation payments in the form of a lump sum, the lump sum preclusion
period is the period that:

(a) begins on the first day on which the person's periodic compensation
payment is a reduced payment because of that choice; and

(b) ends at the end of the number of weeks worked out under
subsections (4) and (5).

(3) If neither of subsections (1) and (2) applies, the lump sum
preclusion period is the period that:

(a) begins on the day on which the loss of earnings or loss of capacity
to earn began; and

(b) ends at the end of the number of weeks worked out under
subsections (4) and (5).

(4) The number of weeks in the lump sum preclusion period in relation to
a person is the number worked out using the formula:

(5) If the number worked out under subsection (4) is not a whole
number, the number is to be rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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