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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 660YCFA

Newly arrived resident's waiting period

             (1)  Subject to this section, a person who:

                     (a)  has entered Australia on or after 1 January 1993; and

                     (b)  has not been an Australian resident and in Australia for a period of, or periods totalling, 104 weeks;

is subject to a newly arrived resident's waiting period.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who has a qualifying residence exemption for a mature age allowance.

Note:          For qualifying residence exemption see subsections 7(6) and 7(6AA).

             (4)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is already subject to a newly arrived resident's waiting period; or

                     (b)  the person has already served a newly arrived resident's waiting period; or

                     (c)  the person:

                              (i)  has previously entered Australia before 1 January 1993; and

                             (ii)  held a permanent entry permit granted under the Migration Act 1958 as then in force, or a permanent visa, before the person's last departure from Australia .

             (5)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is a New Zealand citizen; and

                     (b)  the person was an Australian resident on 1 February 2000.



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