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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 197K

Remaining qualified for up to 3 months after child turns 16

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for a carer payment for caring for a care receiver aged under 16 under one of the following provisions:

                              (i)  section 197B, 197C or 197D (whether or not because of section 197F);

                             (ii)  paragraph 198(2)(d); and

                     (b)  the care receiver turns 16; and

                     (c)  the care receiver has not been assessed and rated and given a score under the Adult Disability Assessment Tool.

             (2)  If, apart from the care receiver turning 16, the person would remain qualified for a carer payment under that provision, the person remains qualified under that provision for 3 months after the care receiver turns 16.



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