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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 38M

Loss of social security payments and concessions for persons on security grounds

             (1)  If a security notice is given to the Minister in relation to a person, then while the notice is in force:

                     (a)  no social security payment is to be paid to the person; and

                     (b)  the person is not qualified for a social security payment; and

                     (c)  a social security payment is not payable to the person; and

                     (d)  the person is not qualified for a concession card.

Note:          A security notice is a notice under section 38N.

             (2)  If a security notice is given to the Minister in relation to a person, then any social security payment of the person is cancelled on the day the notice comes into force.

             (3)  If a security notice is given to the Minister in relation to a person, then any concession card the person holds is cancelled on the day the notice comes into force.

             (4)  If a security notice given to the Minister in relation to a person ceases to be in force, then for any day while the notice was in force:

                     (a)  the person is not qualified for a social security payment; and

                     (b)  a social security payment is not payable to the person; and

                     (c)  the person is not qualified for a concession card.

             (5)  Subsections (1) to (4) have effect despite any other provision of the social security law.

             (6)  If a person's social security payment is cancelled by subsection (2), or a person's concession card is cancelled by subsection (3), the Secretary must cause reasonable steps to be taken to notify the person of the cancellation.



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