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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 774

Qualification for special needs wife pension

                   A person is qualified for a special needs wife pension if the person:

                     (a)  is a woman who is a member of a couple; and

                     (b)  has a partner who is receiving a special needs age pension or a special needs disability support pension.

Note 1:       For member of a couple see subsections 4(2), (3) and (6).

Note 2:       A person who is receiving a special needs wife pension may be automatically transferred to the special needs age pension if the person becomes qualified for the special needs age pension (see subsection 789(3)).



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