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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 302

One-off energy assistance payment

             (1)  A person is qualified for a one-off energy assistance payment if:

                     (a)  a benefit mentioned in subsection (2) is payable to the person on 2 April 2019; and

                     (b)  that benefit is so payable because of a claim the person made on or before 2 April 2019; and

                     (c)  the person is residing in Australia on 2 April 2019.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the benefits are the following:

                     (a)  age pension;

                     (b)  disability support pension;

                     (c)  wife pension;

                     (d)  carer payment;

                     (e)  widow B pension;

                      (f)  widow allowance;

                     (g)  parenting payment;

                     (h)  youth allowance;

                      (i)  AUSTUDY payment;

                      (j)  newstart allowance;

                     (k)  sickness allowance;

                      (l)  special benefit;

                    (m)  partner allowance;

                     (n)  double orphan pension;

                     (o)  farm household allowance under the Farm Household Support Act 2014 .

More than one entitlement under this section

             (3)  A person may receive one payment only under this section, regardless of how many times the person qualifies under this section.

More than one entitlement under this section and the Veterans' Entitlements Act

             (4)  If a payment under Part IIIG of the Veterans' Entitlements Act is paid to a person, no payment under this section can be paid to the person.



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