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Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008

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5596

 

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 4 (after line 24), after item 2, insert:

2A  Section 210

Omit “A person’s carer payment”, substitute “Subject to section 211, a person’s carer payment rate”.

2B  After section 210

Insert:

211   Increased carer payment rate

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for the carer payment under this Part; and

                     (b)  the carer payment is payable to that person under this Part; and

                     (c)  the person is not a member of a couple;

then, for the purpose of making payments under Division 4 of Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1991 , the person’s carer payment rate is worked out by adding an amount equivalent to $30 per week to the person’s carer payment rate calculated under section 210.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the carer payment rate determined under this section is not to be used for any other purpose, including for the calculation of any other benefit or fee under this Act or any other Act.

 

[increased carer payments]