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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 92H

Timing of application and registration

Age pension qualification date on or after 1 July 1998

             (1)  If a person's date of qualification for the age pension occurs on or after 1 July 1998:

                     (a)  the person must lodge an application during the period that begins 13 weeks before the person's date of qualification for the age pension and ends 13 weeks after that date; and

                     (b)  if registration occurs as a result of an application lodged within that period--the registration takes effect on the person's date of qualification for the age pension.

Age pension qualification date before 1 July 1998

             (2)  If a person's date of qualification for the age pension occurs before 1 July 1998:

                     (a)  the person must lodge an application during the period that begins on the commencement of this section and ends 13 weeks after 1 July 1998; and

                     (b)  if registration occurs as a result of an application lodged within that period--the registration takes effect on 1 July 1998.

Date of qualification for the age pension

             (8)  For the purposes of this section, a person's date of qualification for the age pension is to be worked out on the assumption that being an Australian resident were an additional qualification for an age pension.

             (9)  For the purposes of this section, if a person would otherwise have 2 or more dates of qualification for the age pension, only the first date is to be counted.



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