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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 578

Multiple entitlement exclusions

             (1)  An austudy payment is not payable to a person who is qualified for an austudy payment while the person is subject to a multiple entitlement exclusion.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Division, a person is subject to a multiple entitlement exclusion if:

                     (a)  the person is receiving an austudy payment and another social security benefit, a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment becomes payable to the person; or

                     (b)  a payment under a scheme referred to in section 578A has been, or may be, made to the person; or

                     (c)  an assurance of support applies to the person.

             (3)  An austudy payment is not payable to a person in respect of a period if the person is a CDEP Scheme participant in respect of the whole or any part of the period.

             (4)  An austudy payment is not payable to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is an armed services widow or an armed services widower; and

                     (b)  the person is receiving the weekly amount mentioned in paragraph 234(1)(b) of the MRCA (including a reduced weekly amount because of a choice under section 236 of the MRCA) or has received a lump sum mentioned in subsection 236(5) of the MRCA.

Note 1:       For armed services widow and armed services widower see subsection 4(1).

Note 2:       For MRCA see subsection 23(1).



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