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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 737

Full-time students

             (1)  Subject to subsection (3), a special benefit is not payable to a person:

                     (a)  who has turned 18; or

                     (b)  who satisfies both of the following:

                              (i)  the person has not turned 16; and

                             (ii)  the person is not a SPB homeless person;

if the person is enrolled in a full-time course of education or of vocational training.

Note:          For SPB homeless person see section 739.

Period for which benefit not payable

             (2)  The period for which a special benefit is not payable under subsection (1) is the period that:

                     (a)  starts when the person starts the course; and

                     (b)  finishes when the person:

                              (i)  completes the course; or

                             (ii)  abandons the course; or

                            (iii)  gives notice to the provider of the course that the person:

                                        (A)  wishes to withdraw from the course; or

                                        (B)  wishes to withdraw from such number of subjects that the person's course will no longer be a full-time course; and

                     (c)  includes periods of vacation.

Subsection (1) does not apply in certain cases

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not prevent a special benefit from being payable for any period during which:

                     (a)  a person is enrolled in a course of study that the Secretary has required the person to undertake under section 736; or

                     (b)  the person is engaged in a course undertaken under a Special Benefit Employment Pathway Plan; or

                     (c)  the person has deferred a course of education.



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