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Urgent Relief for Single Age Pensioners Bill 2008

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5595

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 117

Omit “A person’s disability support pension rate”, substitute “Subject to section 117A, a person’s disability support pension rate”.

2B  After section 117

Insert:

117A   Increased pension rate for disability support pensioners

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for the disability support pension under this Part; and

                     (b)  the disability support pension 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 disability support pension rate is worked out by adding an amount equivalent to $30 per week to the person’s disability support pension rate calculated under section 117.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the disability support pension 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 disability support pension]