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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 902

Amount of economic security strategy payment--person receiving carer allowance

             (1)  If a person:

                     (a)  is qualified under section 900 for an economic security strategy payment because he or she was receiving carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008; and

                     (b)  would not be so qualified if he or she had not been receiving carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008;

the amount of the person's economic security strategy payment under this Part is the amount worked out under subsection (3) for the person's carer allowance.

             (2)  If a person:

                     (a)  is qualified under section 900 for an economic security strategy payment because he or she was receiving carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008; and

                     (b)  would be so qualified even if he or she had not been receiving carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008;

the amount of the person's economic security strategy payment under this Part is the sum of the amount worked out under subsection (3) for the person's carer allowance and the amount that would have been worked out under section 901 for the person if subsection 901(2) had not applied.

             (3)  Subject to subsection (4), the amount for a person's carer allowance is worked out by adding together the amount applicable under this section for each person ( care receiver ) whose care qualified the person for carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008.

             (4)  If subsection 953(2) applied in relation to the carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008, the 2 disabled children whose care qualified the person for carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008 are to be treated as if they were a single care receiver in relation to the person qualified for the economic security strategy payment.

             (5)  Subject to subsection (6), the amount applicable for a care receiver is $1,000.

             (6)  If the rate at which carer allowance in respect of 14 October 2008 was paid took account of a determination under subsection 981(1) of a particular share (being a percentage or proportion) in relation to a care receiver, the amount applicable for the care receiver is that share of $1,000.

   



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