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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 556B

National Green Jobs Corps supplement

             (1)  This section applies if a person:

                     (a)  is receiving youth allowance; and

                     (b)  is only qualified for youth allowance under section 540; and

                     (c)  satisfies the Secretary that the person is not undertaking full-time study (see section 541B); and

                     (d)  has reached 17 years of age; and

                     (e)  is participating in the National Green Jobs Corps program; and

                      (f)  started participating in that program before 2012.

             (2)  The rate of the person's youth allowance is increased by an amount of $41.60 (to be known as a National Green Jobs Corps supplement) for each fortnight during which the person participates in the National Green Jobs Corps program.

             (3)  However, a National Green Jobs Corps supplement is not payable for a fortnight during which the person participates in the National Green Jobs Corps program if:

                     (a)  a Youth Allowance Employment Pathway Plan is in force in relation to the person; and

                     (b)  during the fortnight, the person ceases to participate in that program in circumstances that constitute a failure to comply with the plan.



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