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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 93B

Evidentiary certificate

Hours worked during full-year period

             (1)  The Secretary may, if requested to do so by a member of the pension bonus scheme, issue a written certificate stating that:

                     (a)  the member was an accruing member of the scheme throughout a specified full-year period; and

                     (b)  the total number of hours gainfully worked by the member during that period was at least a specified number of hours; and

                     (c)  the total number of hours gainfully worked in Australia by the member during that period was at least a specified number of hours.

             (2)  The Secretary may, if requested to do so by a member of the pension bonus scheme, issue a written certificate stating that:

                     (a)  the member was an accruing member of the scheme throughout a specified full-year period; and

                     (b)  the total number of hours gainfully worked by a specified person during that period while the person was the partner of the member 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 a specified number of hours; and

                     (c)  the total number of hours gainfully worked in Australia by a specified person during that period while the person was the partner of the member 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 a specified number of hours.

Hours worked during part-year period

             (3)  The Secretary may, if requested to do so by a member of the pension bonus scheme, issue a written certificate stating:

                     (a)  that the member was an accruing member of the scheme throughout a specified part-year period; and

                     (b)  the total number of hours gainfully worked by the member during that period; and

                     (c)  the total number of hours gainfully worked in Australia by the member during that period.

             (4)  The Secretary may, if requested to do so by a member of the pension bonus scheme, issue a written certificate stating:

                     (a)  that the member was an accruing member of the scheme throughout a specified part-year period; and

                     (b)  the total number of hours gainfully worked by a specified person during that period while the person was the partner of the member 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; and

                     (c)  the total number of hours gainfully worked in Australia by a specified person during that period while the person was the partner of the member 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.

Record-keeping requirements

             (5)  If:

                     (a)  a person makes a request for a certificate under subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) relating to a particular period; and

                     (b)  the applicable record-keeping requirements have not been complied with in relation to that period (see section 93C);

the Secretary may refuse to issue the certificate.

Non-accruing membership

             (6)  The Secretary may, if requested to do so by a member of the pension bonus scheme, issue a written certificate stating that the member was a non-accruing member of the scheme throughout a specified period.

Evidence

             (7)  In any proceedings relating to this Part, a certificate under this section is prima facie evidence of the matters in the certificate.



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