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Wife pension not to be granted after 30 June 1995

             (1)  In spite of any other provision of the social security law, other than sections 85 and 85AA of the Administration Act, a woman is not to be granted a wife pension unless:

                     (a)  her claim for the pension was lodged on or before 30 June 1995 and she qualified for the pension on or before that date; or

                     (b)  all the following subparagraphs apply:

                              (i)  she began to receive mature age partner allowance on or before 30 June 1995;

                             (ii)  her partner was receiving a mature age allowance under Part 2.12A but has, after 30 June 1995, become qualified for an age pension and been automatically transferred to the age pension;

                            (iii)  she received mature age partner allowance for a continuous period from the time when she began to receive the allowance until her partner was automatically transferred to the age pension as mentioned in subparagraph (ii).

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), if a provision of section 15 of the Administration Act applies, the woman is taken to have lodged her claim for a wife pension on the day on which she lodged her incorrect claim or her initial claim, as the case may be.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2):

"incorrect claim or initial claim" has the same meaning as in the provision of section 15 of the Administration Act that applies as referred to in subsection (2).

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