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Advance payment deduction

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2) and section 1206L, an advance payment deduction is to be made from the rate of a social security entitlement that is payable to a person if:

                     (a)  the person has received an advance payment, or an instalment of an advance payment, of that social security entitlement or of another social security entitlement that was previously payable to the person; and

                     (b)  the person has not yet repaid the whole of the advance payment or instalment; and

                     (c)  the amount of the advance payment or instalment that has not been repaid is not a debt under subsection 1224E(1).

Note:          For social security entitlement see subsection 23(1).

             (2)  An advance payment deduction is not to be made from a person's rate on:

                     (a)  the payday on which the advance payment is paid; or

                     (b)  the payday on which the first instalment of the advance payment is paid;

as the case requires.

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