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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 603AC

Relief from activity test--cessation of claims for widow allowance

             (1)  A woman is not required to satisfy the activity test for a period (the relevant period ) if the following apply:

                     (a)  she made the claim for jobseeker payment on or after the commencement of this section;

                     (b)  she was born on or before 1 July 1955;

                     (c)  she ceased to be a member of a couple after turning 40;

                     (d)  she satisfies the Secretary that she has no recent workforce experience on the day she made the claim for jobseeker payment;

                     (e)  the woman is not a member of a couple throughout the relevant period.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), recent workforce experience is employment of 20 hours or more a week for a total of 13 weeks or more at any time during the 12 months immediately before the day the woman made the claim for jobseeker payment.



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