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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1224E

Debts arising from advance payments of social security entitlements

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person has received an advance payment of a social security entitlement (the first entitlement ) or an instalment of such an advance payment; and

                     (b)  the first entitlement ceases to be payable to the person; and

                     (c)  when the first entitlement ceases to be payable, the person has not repaid the whole of the advance payment or instalment; and

                     (d)  the person does not receive another social security entitlement immediately after the first entitlement ceases to be payable;

the amount that has not been repaid is a debt due to the Commonwealth.

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



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