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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 914

Recipients of certain social security payments

Qualification for days 14 May 2012 to 30 June 2012

             (1)  The Secretary may, on a day during the period starting on 14 May 2012 and ending on 30 June 2012, determine that a person is qualified for a clean energy advance if, on that day:

                     (a)  the person receives one of the social security payments set out in subsection (4); and

                     (b)  the person's rate of payment is greater than nil; and

                   (ba)  the person is residing in Australia; and

                     (c)  the person is in Australia.

Qualification for days 1 July 2012 to 19 March 2013

             (2)  The Secretary may determine that a person is qualified for a clean energy advance if, on a day during the period starting on 1 July 2012 and ending on 19 March 2013:

                     (a)  the person receives one of the social security payments set out in subsection (4); and

                     (b)  the person's rate of payment is greater than nil; and

                   (ba)  the person is residing in Australia; and

                     (c)  the person is in Australia.

             (3)  A determination under subsection (2) must specify the first day during the period set out in that subsection for which the person:

                     (a)  satisfies paragraphs (2)(a) , (b) and (ba) ; and

                     (b)  is in Australia, disregarding any temporary absence from Australia for a continuous period not exceeding 6 weeks.

Clean energy qualifying payments

             (4)  The social security payments (the clean energy qualifying payments ) are as follows:

                     (a)  age pension;

                     (b)  benefit PP (partnered);

                     (c)  bereavement allowance;

                     (d)  carer payment;

                     (e)  disability support pension (other than for a person who is under 21 with no dependent children);

                      (f)  newstart allowance;

                     (g)  pension PP (single);

                     (h)  partner allowance;

                      (i)  seniors supplement;

                      (j)  sickness allowance;

                     (k)  special benefit, whose rate is worked out as if the person were qualified for newstart allowance;

                      (l)  widow allowance;

                    (m)  widow B pension;

                     (n)  wife pension.



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