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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 197G

Qualification--short term or episodic care of children

Secretary's determination

             (1)  The Secretary may determine that a person is qualified for a carer payment for a period if:

                     (a)  the person is personally providing constant care for one or more persons (the care receiver or care receivers ) each with:

                              (i)  a severe disability or severe medical condition; or

                             (ii)  a disability or medical condition; and

                     (b)  each care receiver is aged under 16 at the start of the period; and

                     (c)  in relation to each care receiver--a treating health professional has certified in writing that, because of the severe disability or severe medical condition, or because of the disability or medical condition:

                              (i)  the care receiver will need personal care for at least 3 months but less than 6 months; and

                             (ii)  the care is required to be provided by a specified number of persons; and

                     (d)  apart from the fact that the care receiver, or care receivers, will need personal care for less than 6 months, the person would qualify for a carer payment:

                              (i)  under section 197B or 197C (whether or not because of section 197F) for caring for the care receiver or care receivers; or

                             (ii)  under section 197D (whether or not because of section 197F) for caring for the care receiver and another person.

Limits on period determined

             (2)  The period determined by the Secretary:

                     (a)  must be 3 months or more and less than 6 months; and

                     (b)  must not begin before the person's start day.

Person may remain qualified until end of period even if care receiver turns 16

             (3)  A person does not cease to be qualified for a carer payment under this section only because the care receiver (or any of them) turns 16 before the end of the period determined by the Secretary.



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