(1) In spite of any other provisions of this Act or of the Administration Act, a person is not to be granted a partner allowance under this Part unless:
(a) the person's claim for the allowance:
(i) was lodged before 20 September 2003; or
(ii) is taken, because of the operation of section 13 or 15 of the Administration Act, to have been made before 20 September 2003; and
(b) the person was qualified for the allowance:
(i) in a case to which subparagraph (a)(i) applies--on the date of lodgment of the claim; and
(ii) in a case to which subparagraph (a)(ii) applies--on the date the person is taken to have made the claim.
(2) Subsection (1) does not imply that a person making a claim in the circumstances referred to in subsection 35(1) of the Administration Act before 20 September 2003 will be granted a partner allowance if the date from which the allowance would be payable to that person under subsection 37(7) of that Act would be 20 September 2003 or a later date.
(3) Nothing in this section affects the operation of section 85 of the Administration Act.