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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 981

Secretary may make declaration where 2 people are qualified for carer allowance for the same care receiver or care receivers

             (1)  If the Secretary is satisfied that 2 people who are not members of the same couple are each qualified for carer allowance for the same care receiver or care receivers, the Secretary is to make a declaration:

                     (a)  stating that the Secretary is satisfied that the 2 people are each qualified for carer allowance for the care receiver or care receivers; and

                     (b)  specifying the share of the carer allowance for the care receiver or care receivers that each of the 2 people is to receive.

             (2)  If the Secretary makes a declaration under subsection (1), the Secretary is to give each of the 2 people involved notice of the declaration.

Note 1:       Until the declaration under this section is made, only one of the 2 people involved can receive carer allowance for the care receiver or care receivers--see section 964.

Note 2:       For the effect of a declaration under this section on the calculation of carer allowance rates see subsection 974(4).



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