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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 993

Double orphan--not refugee

             (1)  A young person is a double orphan if:

                     (a)  the young person is not a refugee child; and

                     (b)  each parent of the young person is dead.

Note 1:       For young person and parent see section 5.

Note 2:       For refugee child see section 995.

Note 3:       If the young person does not qualify as a double orphan under this subsection, and the young person is a refugee child, the young person may qualify as a double orphan under section 994.

             (2)  A young person is a double orphan if:

                     (a)  the young person is not a refugee child; and

                     (b)  one parent of the young person is dead; and

                     (c)  the other parent of the young person is:

                              (i)  a long-term prisoner; or

                             (ii)  a mental hospital patient on a long-term basis; or

                            (iii)  in residential care on a long-term basis; or

                            (iv)  uncontactable.

Note 1:       For young person and parent see section 5.

Note 2:       For refugee child see section 995.

Note 3:       For long-term prisoner see section 996.

Note 4:       For mental hospital patient on a long-term basis , see subsection 997(1).

Note 4A:    For in residential care on a long-term basis , see subsection 997(2).

Note 5:       For uncontactable see section 998.

             (3)  If a young person (other than an adopted child) is a relationship child of a person because he or she is a child of the person, and of another person, within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 , the person and the other person are taken to be the young person's only parents for the purposes of this section.



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