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Payment to recipient of youth allowance (other)

             (1)  A person is qualified for an education entry payment under this section if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the Secretary is satisfied that the person intends to enrol in a qualifying course; or

                             (ii)  the person is enrolled in such a course; and

                     (b)  immediately before the person commences the course, the person:

                              (i)  is receiving youth allowance; and

                             (ii)  is not undertaking full-time study and is not a new apprentice; and

                            (iii)  had been receiving income support payments in respect of a continuous period of at least 4 weeks (whether or not the kind of payment received has changed over the period and whether the period or any part of it occurred before or after 1 January 2009); and

                     (c)  the person has not, within the last 12 months, received a payment under this Part.

Note 1:       For undertaking full-time study see section 541B.

Note 2:       For income support payment see subsection 23(1).

Note 3:       For the determination of whether a person received income support payments in respect of a continuous period of at least 4 weeks see section 38B.

             (2)  For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(a)(i), a qualifying course , in relation to a person, is:

                     (a)  a full-time course of education that is an approved course under the ABSTUDY scheme or an approved course of education or study (within the meaning of subsection 541B(5)); or

                     (b)  a course that is provided for by a term (whether the term is required to be complied with or not) of the person's Youth Allowance Employment Pathway Plan.

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