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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1188D

Entitlement to Supplement: people receiving pension-type payments on or after 20 March 1999

             (1)  This section applies in respect of:

                     (a)  payment periods beginning on or after 20 March 1999; and

                     (b)  pension paydays occurring on or after that date.

             (2)  This section applies to a person in respect of a payment period (the relevant payment period ) or in respect of a pension payday (the relevant pension payday ) if:

                     (a)  an instalment of any of the following:

                              (i)  age pension;

                             (ii)  disability support pension;

                            (iv)  carer payment;

                             (v)  parenting payment at the rate applicable for a person who is not a member of a couple;

                          (viii)  special needs pension;

                            (ix)  mature age allowance under Part 2.12A;

                             (x)  mature age partner allowance;

                            is payable to a person in respect of the relevant payment period or the relevant pension payday; and

                     (b)  the person meets the requirements of subsection (3) or (4).

             (3)  The requirements of this subsection are:

                     (a)  that the person is a CDEP Scheme participant in respect of the relevant payment period or the relevant pension payday; and

                     (b)  that a CDEP Scheme payment is payable to the person in respect of the relevant payment period or the relevant pension payday.

             (4)  The requirements of this subsection are:

                     (a)  that the person is a CDEP Scheme participant in respect of the relevant payment period or the relevant pension payday; and

                     (b)  that a CDEP Scheme payment was payable to the person:

                              (i)  in respect of a payment period the whole or a part of which occurred within the 3 payment periods immediately before the relevant payment period; or

                             (ii)  in respect of the 3 pension paydays immediately before the relevant pension payday.

             (5)  If this section applies to the person in respect of the relevant payment period or the relevant pension payday, then, subject to subsection (6), a CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement of $20.80 is payable to the person in respect of that period or payday.

Note:          For CDEP Scheme payment see subsection 23(1).

             (6)  A person cannot receive more than one payment of CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement in respect of a fortnightly period.



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