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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 500VA

Exclusion of certain participants in ABSTUDY Scheme

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a payment is made in respect of a person under the ABSTUDY Scheme; and

                     (b)  the payment is made on the basis that the person is a full-time student; and

                     (c)  in the calculation of the payment, an amount identified as living allowance (the basic payment ) is included; and

                     (d)  the payment relates to a period;

pension PP (single) is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for a payment under the ABSTUDY Scheme; and

                     (b)  the payment for which the person is qualified is a payment that:

                              (i)  is made on the basis that the person is a full-time student; and

                             (ii)  is calculated on the basis that an amount identified as living allowance (the basic payment ) is included; and

                            (iii)  relates to a period;

pension PP (single) is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  a person may enrol in a full-time course of education; and

                     (b)  a payment referred to in subsection (2) may be made in respect of the person;

the Secretary may decide that, in spite of subsection (2), pension PP (single) is payable to the person before the person starts the course.



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