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Household Stimulus Package Bill (No. 2) 2009

Schedule 4 Administrative scheme for household stimulus payments

   

1  Administrative scheme for household stimulus payments

(1)       Subject to this item, a Minister administering:

                     (a)  the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 ; or

                     (b)  the Social Security Act 1991 ; or

                     (c)  the Farm Household Support Act 1992 ; or

                     (d)  the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ;

may, by legislative instrument, determine a scheme under which household stimulus payments may be made to persons 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:

                     (a)  circumstances:

                              (i)  in which the Minister considers that Part 7 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 or Part 2.18 of the Social Security Act 1991 does not produce appropriate results; and

                             (ii)  that occur in the financial year starting on 1 July 2008; or

                     (b)  circumstances:

                              (i)  in which the Minister considers that Division 14 of Part 2.13A of the Social Security Act 1991 does not produce appropriate results; and

                             (ii)  that occur in the period starting on 1 July 2008 and ending on the day on which that Division ceases to have effect under section 665ZZE of that Act.

(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;

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

(4)       Without limiting the generality of subparagraph (2)(a)(i), circumstances in which the provisions referred to in that subparagraph do not produce appropriate results may include the circumstance of an FTB child (within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 ) aged 19 or 20 on 3 February 2009.

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