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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 592L

Amount of relocation scholarship payment

             (1)  The amount of a relocation scholarship payment to a person is $4,000 if the person has not received a student relocation payment (see subsection (7)) before.

Note:          The amount of a relocation scholarship payment for which a person is qualified on or after 1 January 2013 is indexed annually in line with CPI increases (see sections 1190 to 1194).

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person has, at any time before the calendar year containing the qualification time, undertaken full-time study in a course that, had the person undertaken it at the qualification time, would have been an approved scholarship course at that time; and

                     (b)  at a time that was both while the person was undertaking that study and more than 6 months before the qualification time, the person was either:

                              (i)  independent because of subsection 1067A(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (11); or

                             (ii)  required to live away from home (see section 1067D).

             (3)  The amount of a relocation scholarship payment to a person is $1,000 if neither subsection (1) nor subsection (4) applies.

Note:          The amount of a relocation scholarship payment for which a person is qualified on or after 1 January 2013 is indexed annually in line with CPI increases (see sections 1190 to 1194).

             (4)  The amount of a relocation scholarship payment to a person is $2,000 if:

                     (a)  in 1 or more calendar years (the prior years ) that precede the calendar year containing the qualification time, the person undertook full-time study in a course that, had the person undertaken it at the qualification time, would have been an approved scholarship course at that time; and

                     (b)  in 1 or 2 (but no more) of the prior years:

                              (i)  the person was, while undertaking such study, either independent because of subsection 1067A(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (11) or required to live away from home (see section 1067D); or

                             (ii)  the person received a student relocation payment (see subsection (7)); and

                     (c)  subsection (5) or (6) applies to the person.

Note:          The amount of a relocation scholarship payment for which a person is qualified on or after 1 January 2013 is indexed annually in line with CPI increases (see sections 1190 to 1194).

             (5)  This subsection applies to a person if, at the qualification time:

                     (a)  the person is not independent (see section 1067A); and

                     (b)  the person is required to live away from home (see section 1067D); and

                     (c)  the home of a parent of the person is in a regional or remote location (see subsection (7)).

Note:          For parent see subsection 5(1).

             (6)  This subsection applies to a person if:

                     (a)  at the qualification time, the person is independent because of subsection 1067A(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (11); and

                     (b)  at the time 6 months before the person first undertook study described in paragraph (4)(a) of this section, the person's usual place of residence was in a location that at the qualification time is a regional or remote location (see subsection (7)).

Definitions

             (7)  In this section:

"regional or remote location" means:

                     (a)  a location categorised as Inner Regional Australia, Outer Regional Australia, Remote Australia or Very Remote Australia, under the Remoteness Structure as defined in subsection 1067A(10F); or

                     (b)  Norfolk Island.

"student relocation payment" means any of the following:

                     (a)  a relocation scholarship payment;

                     (b)  a payment under the ABSTUDY Scheme known as an ABSTUDY relocation scholarship payment;

                     (c)  a payment known as a relocation scholarship payment under the scheme referred to in section 117 of the Veterans' Entitlements Act;

                     (d)  a payment known as a relocation scholarship payment under the scheme referred to in section 258 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act;

                     (e)  the amount or value of a disqualifying accommodation scholarship.



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