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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1237AAA

Waiver of small debt

             (1)  The Secretary must waive the right to recover a debt if:

                     (a)  the debt is, or is likely to be, less than $200; and

                     (b)  it is not cost effective for the Commonwealth to take action to recover the debt.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the debt is at least $50 and could be recovered by deductions under section 1231 from a social security payment of the debtor.

Note:          Section 1237AAE limits the circumstances in which an assurance of support debt may be waived under this section, and the amount of the debt that may be waived.



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