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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015
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Schedule 4 Low income supplement

Part 1 Main amendments

Social Security Act 1991

1  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of clean » « energy payment )

Repeal the paragraph.

2  Subsection 23(1) (definition of low income supplement )

Repeal the definition.

3  Division 3 of Part 2.18A

Repeal the Division.

4  Section 1224A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

1224A   Debts relating to essential medical equipment payments

5  Paragraph 1224A(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an individual has been paid an essential medical equipment payment because of a determination made under Part 3 of the Administration Act; and

6  Paragraph 1231(1AA)(b)

Omit “low income supplement,”.

7  Paragraph 1231(1AA)(b)

Omit “, supplement” (wherever occurring).

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

8  Subsection 16(3)

Omit “, subject to subsection (3A),”.

9  Subsection 16(3A)

Repeal the subsection.

10  Subdivision FC of Division 1 of Part 3

Repeal the Subdivision.

11  Subsection 47(1) (paragraph (l) of the definition of lump sum benefit )

Omit “low income supplement or”.

12  Section 47DAA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

47DAA   Payment of essential medical equipment payment

13  Section 47DAA

Omit “a low income supplement or”, substitute “an”.

14  Section 47DAA

Omit “supplement or payment (as the case requires)”, substitute “payment”.

15  Paragraph 129(3)(a)

Omit “, low income supplement”.

16  Section 204B

Repeal the section.

Part 2 Taxation amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

17  Paragraph 202(haa)

Repeal the paragraph.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

18  Paragraph 8WA(1AA)(b)

Omit “(haa),”.

19  Paragraphs 8WB(1A)(a) and (b)

Omit “(haa),”.

Part 3 Contingent amendments

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

20  Subsection 238(1A)

Omit “low income supplement or”.

21  Paragraph 238(1A)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

Part 4 Saving provisions

22  Saving provisions

(1)       Despite the amendment made by item 3, Division 3 of Part 2.18A of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for a low income supplement for the 2016-17 income year or an earlier income year.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by items 4, 5, 6, 7, 20 and 21, sections 1224A and 1231 of the Social Security Act 1991 and section 238 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to payments of low income supplement made before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by items 8, 9 and 10, Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to the making of claims for low income supplement for the 2016-17 income year or an earlier income year.

(4)       Despite the amendments made by items 11, 12, 13 and 14, Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to:

                     (a)  making payments of low income supplement for the 2016-17 income year or an earlier income year; and

                     (b)  determinations made under that Part before, on or after that commencement in relation to low income supplement.

(5)       Despite the amendment made by item 15, Part 4 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a decision under the social security law in relation to low income supplement made before, on or after that commencement.

(6)       Despite the amendment made by item 16, section 204B of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to claims for low income supplement made for the 2016-17 income year or an earlier income year.

(7)       Despite the amendments made by this Schedule, subsection 52-10(1L) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to payments of low income supplement made before, on or after that commencement.

(8)       Despite the amendments made by items 17, 18 and 19, sections 8WA and 8WB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a person exercising powers or performing functions under, or in relation to, a law of the Commonwealth of a kind referred to in paragraph 202(haa) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (as in force immediately before that commencement).