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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1223ABE

Debts in respect of relocation scholarship payments

Person does not start to undertake a course

             (1)  If a person:

                     (a)  has received a relocation scholarship payment because the person is proposing to undertake an approved scholarship course; and

                     (b)  does not start to undertake full-time study in an approved scholarship course;

then:

                     (c)  the amount of the payment is a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

                     (d)  the debt is taken to have arisen when the person received the payment.

However, this subsection does not apply if, in the Secretary's opinion, the person does not start to undertake full-time study in an approved scholarship course because of exceptional circumstances beyond the person's control.

Note:          For approved scholarship course , see section 592M.

Person not continuing to undertake a course

             (2)  If a person:

                     (a)  has received a relocation scholarship payment because the person is proposing to undertake an approved scholarship course (the qualifying course ); and

                     (b)  starts to undertake an approved scholarship course; and

                     (c)  is not undertaking full-time study in an approved scholarship course at the end of 35 days after the qualifying course commences;

then:

                     (d)  the amount of the payment is a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

                     (e)  the debt is taken to have arisen when the person received the payment.

Note:          For approved scholarship course , see section 592M.

             (3)  If a person:

                     (a)  has received a relocation scholarship payment because the person is undertaking an approved scholarship course; and

                     (b)  is not undertaking full-time study in an approved scholarship course at the end of 35 days after qualifying for the payment;

then:

                     (c)  the amount of the payment is a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

                     (d)  the debt is taken to have arisen when the person received the payment.

Note:          For approved scholarship course , see section 592M.

             (4)  Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply if, in the Secretary's opinion, the person is not undertaking full-time study in an approved scholarship course because of exceptional circumstances beyond the person's control.



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