Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 203

Seasonal workers--preclusion period

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a person has lodged a claim for carer payment; and

                     (b)  at any time during the 6 months immediately before the day on which the person lodged the claim, the person, or the person's partner, has been engaged in seasonal work.

Note:          For seasonal work see subsection 16A(1).

             (2)  Carer payment is not payable to the person:

                     (a)  if the person is subject to a seasonal work preclusion period (whether in relation to the claim referred to in subsection (1) or any other claim under this Act) and the Secretary has not made a determination under subsection (3) in relation to the person--for the person's seasonal work preclusion period; or

                     (b)  if the Secretary has made a determination under subsection (3) in relation to the person--for that part (if any) of the person's seasonal work preclusion period to which the person is subject as a result of the determination.

Note:          For seasonal work preclusion period see subsection 16A(1).

             (3)  If the Secretary is satisfied that a person is in severe financial hardship because the person has incurred unavoidable or reasonable expenditure while the person is subject to a seasonal work preclusion period (whether in relation to the claim referred to in subsection (1) or any other claim under this Act):

                     (a)  the Secretary may determine that the person is not subject to the whole, or any part, of the preclusion period; and

                     (b)  the determination has effect accordingly.

Note 1:       For in severe financial hardship see subsection 19C(2) (person who is not a member of a couple) or subsection 19C(3) (person who is a member of a couple).

Note 2:       For unavoidable or reasonable expenditure see subsection 19C(4).



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback