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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1234A

Deductions by consent from social security payment of person who is not a debtor

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person (in this section called the debtor ) incurs a debt under this Act, Part 3B or 3D of the Administration Act, the Student Assistance Act 1973 as in force before 1 July 1998, the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 , the 1947 Act, the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 , the Farm Household Support Act 2014 , the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 or the Social Security (Fares Allowance) Rules 1998 or incurred a debt under Part 8 of the Student Assistance Act 1973 as in force before 1 July 1998; and

                     (b)  another person (in this section called the consenting person ) is receiving, or is about to receive, a social security payment (other than a student start-up loan) under this Act; and

                     (c)  for the purpose of the recovery of the debt, the consenting person consents to the deduction of an amount from the consenting person's social security payment;

the Secretary may deduct the amount from the consenting person's social security payment.

             (2)  The debtor's debt is reduced by an amount equal to the amount deducted from the consenting person's social security payment.

             (3)  The consenting person may revoke the consent at any time.



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