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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1237AA

Waiver of debt relating to an offence

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a debtor has been convicted of an offence that gave rise to a proportion of a debt; and

                     (b)  the court indicated in sentencing the debtor that it imposed a longer custodial sentence on the debtor because he or she was unable or unwilling to pay the debt;

the Secretary must waive the right to recover the proportion of the debt that arose in connection with the offence.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, a proportion of a debt may be 100% of the debt.



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