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Wednesday, 14 October 1964

Senator ANDERSON - The Minister for Social Services has supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions -

1.   To qualify for sickness benefit a person must be residing in Australia on the dale on which he lodges his claim for benefit. Where a person in receipt of sickness benefit leaves Australia for a temporary absence payment is not continued during the period of absence, except in special circumstances.

2.   Provided doctors are registered to practice in Australia, they are acceptable to the Department.

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