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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 600

Prospective determinations for some allowance recipients

             (1)  A person is qualified for newstart allowance for a period determined by the Secretary if:

                     (a)  the person is receiving newstart allowance; and

                     (b)  the Secretary considers at the start of the period that:

                              (i)  the person may reasonably be expected to satisfy the qualification requirements for newstart allowance (sections 593 to 598) during the period; and

                             (ii)  it is reasonable to expect that newstart allowance will be payable to the person for the period; and

                            (iii)  the person will comply with the Act during the period; and

                     (c)  except where the person is a CDEP Scheme participant in respect of the period, the person is not indebted at the start of the period to the Commonwealth under or as a result of this Act; and

                     (d)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person should be qualified under this section for a newstart allowance for the period.

             (2)  The Minister, by legislative instrument:

                     (a)  must determine guidelines for making decisions under paragraph (1)(b); and

                     (b)  may revoke or vary the determination.

If the Minister revokes a determination, the Minister must determine guidelines that commence immediately after the revocation.



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