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Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements Legislation Amendment (One-off Payments and Other Budget Measures) Bill 2008

Schedule 4 Administrative scheme for 2008 one-off payments to carers

   

1  Administrative scheme for 2008 one-off payments to carers

(1)       Subject to this item, the Minister administering Part 2.5 of the Social Security Act 1991 may, by legislative instrument, determine a scheme under which one-off payments may be made to carers in particular circumstances. The Minister may, by legislative instrument, vary or revoke the scheme.

(2)       The circumstances in which the scheme provides for payments must be circumstances:

                     (a)  in which the Minister considers that Divisions 12 to 15 of Part 2.5A and Division 5 of Part 2.19A of the Social Security Act 1991 do not produce appropriate results; and

                     (b)  occurring in the financial year starting on 1 July 2007.

(3)       Without limiting the generality of subitem (1), the scheme may deal with the following:

                     (a)  the circumstances in which payments are to be made;

                     (b)  the amount of the payments;

                     (c)  what a person has to do to get a payment;

                     (d)  debt recovery in circumstances similar to those provided for in section 1223ABA of the Social Security Act 1991;

                     (e)  administrative matters, such as determination of entitlement and how and when payments will be made.

(4)       Payments under the scheme are to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.