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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 551

Allowance not payable because of repeated failure

General

             (1)  A youth allowance is not payable to a person, for the period of 8 weeks starting in accordance with section 551A, if the person commits a youth allowance participation failure (the repeated failure ), having committed youth allowance participation failures (the earlier failures ) on 2 or more other occasions during the period of 12 months preceding that failure.

Reasonable excuse etc.

             (2)  Disregard any earlier failure that is a failure to which subsection 550B(1) does not apply because of subsection 550B(2).

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to the repeated failure if the Secretary is for any other reason satisfied that subsection (1) should not apply to the failure.



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