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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 92V

Work test--part-year period

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, a person passes the work test for a part-year period of the person's accruing membership of the pension bonus scheme if:

                     (a)  in any case--the person satisfies the Secretary that the total number of hours gainfully worked by the person during that period was at least the pro-rated number of hours (see subsection (2)) and that at least two-thirds of that total number of hours were worked in Australia; or

                     (b)  if the person had only one partner during that period--the person satisfies the Secretary that the total number of hours gainfully worked by the person's partner during that period while the partner was a partner of the person and was:

                              (i)  an accruing member, or a post-75 member, of the pension bonus scheme; or

                             (ii)  an accruing member, or a post-70/75 member, of the corresponding scheme under Part IIIAB of the Veterans' Entitlements Act;

                            was at least the pro-rated number of hours (see subsection (2)) and that at least two-thirds of that total number of hours were worked in Australia; or

                     (c)  if the person had 2 or more partners during that period--the person satisfies the Secretary that the total number of hours gainfully worked by those partners during that period while they were partners of the person and were:

                              (i)  accruing members, or post-75 members, of the pension bonus scheme; or

                             (ii)  accruing members, or post-70/75 members, of the corresponding scheme under Part IIIAB of the Veterans' Entitlements Act;

                            was at least the pro-rated number of hours (see subsection (2)) and that at least two-thirds of that total number of hours were worked in Australia;

and either:

                     (d)  the person satisfies the Secretary that the applicable record-keeping requirements (see section 93C) have been complied with in relation to that period; or

                     (e)  the Secretary decides to waive compliance with the applicable record-keeping requirements in relation to that period.

             (2)  For the purposes of this section, the pro-rated number of hours applicable to a period is worked out using the formula:



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