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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 914A

Recipients of austudy, youth allowance, some disability support pensions and some special benefits

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 (5); 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 30 June 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 30 June 2013:

                     (a)  the person receives one of the social security payments set out in subsection (5); 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 2013 to 31 December 2013

             (3)  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 2013 and ending on 31 December 2013:

                     (a)  the person receives one of the social security payments set out in subsection (5); 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.

First day of qualification under subsection (2) or (3)

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

                     (a)  satisfies paragraphs (a) , (b) and (ba) of that subsection; and

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

Clean energy qualifying payments

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

                     (a)  austudy payment;

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

                     (c)  special benefit, whose rate is worked out as if the person were qualified for austudy payment or youth allowance;

                     (d)  youth allowance.



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