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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 605

Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plans--requirement

             (1)  If a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan is not in force in relation to a person, the Secretary may require the person to enter into such a plan if:

                     (a)  the person is receiving, or has made a claim for, a jobseeker payment; or

                     (b)  the Department is contacted by or on behalf of the person in relation to a claim for a jobseeker payment.

             (2)  If a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan is in force in relation to a person, the Secretary may require the person to enter into another plan instead of the existing one.

          (2A)  If, under Subdivision BA, a person is not required to satisfy the activity test, subsections (1) and (2) apply to the person only if subsection 603D(1) applies to the person.

          (2B)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person who is qualified for a jobseeker payment only under subsection 593(1B).

          (2C)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person at a time during which, under section 602AA, 602B, 602C, 602D or 603AC, the person is not required to satisfy the activity test.

             (3)  The Secretary is to give a person who is required to enter into a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan notice of:

                     (a)  the requirement; and

                     (b)  the places and times at which the plan is to be negotiated.

             (4)  A Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan must be in a form approved by the Secretary.

             (5)  For the purposes of this Part, if:

                     (a)  a person starts to receive jobseeker payment on a particular day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, a Parenting Payment Employment Pathway Plan was in force in relation to the person; and

                     (c)  the period covered by the plan ends after that day;

the plan has effect on and after that day as if it were a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan.

             (6)  For the purposes of this Part, if:

                     (a)  a person starts to receive jobseeker payment on a particular day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, a Youth Allowance Employment Pathway Plan was in force in relation to the person; and

                     (c)  the period covered by the plan ends after that day;

the plan has effect on and after that day as if it were a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan.

             (7)  For the purposes of this Part, if:

                     (a)  a person starts to receive jobseeker payment on a particular day; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day a Special Benefit Employment Pathway Plan was in force in relation to the person; and

                     (c)  the period covered by the plan ends after that day;

the plan has effect on and after that day as if it were a Jobseeker Employment Pathway Plan.



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