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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements and farm household support, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Indexation and deeming thresholds                                                4

Part 1—Amendments commencing 1 January 2015                                       4

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               4

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 July 2017                                              5

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                               5

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             5

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               5

Part 3—Amendments commencing 20 September 2017                              7

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             7

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

Schedule 2—Disability support pension                                                                    9

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             9

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            11

Schedule 3—Young Carer Bursary Programme                                              13

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           13

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             13

Schedule 4—Seniors health card                                                                                 14

Part 1—Seniors health card income test                                                             14

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               14

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           14

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             17

Division 2—Technical amendments                                                                       21

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           21

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             23

Part 2—Portability                                                                                                         24

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           24

Schedule 5—Relocation scholarships                                                                        26

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           26

Schedule 6—Pensioner education supplement                                                    28

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        28

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           28

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            30

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       32

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 32

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        32

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             32

Part 3—Application and saving provisions                                                       33

Schedule 7—Education entry payment                                                                   35

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        35

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           35

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            36

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             36

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       38

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        38

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             38

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             38

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          39

Part 3—Application and saving provisions                                                       40

Schedule 8—Age requirements for various Commonwealth payments 42

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        42

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           42

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       48

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        48

Schedule 9—Exclusion periods                                                                                     50

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        50

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           50

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           59

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           59

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       60

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                        60

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           60

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            63

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                             65

Schedule 10—Family tax benefit                                                                                 67

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 67

Schedule 11—Pension age                                                                                                73

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           73

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             73

Schedule 12—Date of effect for veterans’ disability pension                     75

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             75

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance, veterans’ entitlements and farm household support, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Se ctions 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

20 September 2017.

20 September 2017

5.  Schedules 2 to 8

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

6.  Schedule 9, Part 1

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

7.  Schedule 9, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 6.

However, if the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Act 2014 does not receive the Royal Assent, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

8.  Schedule 9, Parts 3 and 4

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

9.  Schedule 10

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

10.  Schedule 11

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 12

1 January 2015.

1 January 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.