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Schedule 10—Start day for some participation payments

Schedule 10 Start day for some participation payments

   

Social Security Act 1991

1A  Paragraph 549CA(2)(a)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

1B  Subsection 549CB(1)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

1C  Paragraph 549CB(2)(b)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

1D  Paragraph 620(1)(a)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

1E  Subsection 621(1)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

1F  Paragraph 621(3)(b)

Omit “clause 5”, substitute “clauses 4A and 5”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

1  At the end of subclause 3(1) of Schedule 2

Add:

Note:          Clause 4A applies instead of this subclause to claims for newstart allowance and youth allowance in certain circumstances.

2  After clause 4 of Schedule 2

Insert:

4A   Start day for newstart allowance and youth allowance if claimant required to attend interview

When this clause applies and subclause 3(1) does not

             (1)  This clause applies, and subclause 3(1) does not apply, in relation to a person’s:

                     (a)  claim for newstart allowance; or

                     (b)  claim for youth allowance that is not based on the person being a new apprentice or undertaking full-time study;

if the Secretary gives the person a notice under section 63 requiring the person to attend a particular place for an interview on a day specified in the notice (the specified day ).

Note:          Clause 5 may override the start day under this clause in certain circumstances.

Secretary may decide that this clause does not apply

             (2)  This clause does not apply to a person if the Secretary is satisfied, in accordance with any guidelines under subclause (3), that it should not apply to the person.

             (3)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, make guidelines to be complied with in deciding under subclause (2) whether this clause applies to a person.

Start day

             (4)  The start day for the person is the day worked out using the following table.

 

Start day

 

If the period between the time the Secretary imposes the requirement under section 63 and the specified day is:

The start day is:

1

2 business days or less

The specified day

2

More than 2 business days (otherwise than at the person’s request)

The day the Secretary imposes the requirement under section 63

3

More than 2 business days (at the person’s request)

The specified day

 

Start day—failure to comply with requirement to attend interview

             (5)  Despite subclause (4), if:

                     (a)  the person does not comply with the requirement; and

                     (b)  because of that failure to comply, either section 547AA or 615 of the 1991 Act applies to the person;

the person’s start day is the day on which that section ceases to apply to the person.

Start day—person not qualified on start day

             (6)  Despite subclauses (4) and (5), if a person is not qualified for the allowance on the day that would, but for this subclause, be the person’s start day, the person’s start day is the first day, after what would otherwise (under subclause (4) or (5)) be the person’s start day, on which the person is qualified for the allowance.

When this clause ceases to apply

             (7)  This clause ceases to apply if the Secretary revokes the requirement before the specified day.

Note:          In that case, subclause 3(1) will apply.

3  Subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2 (paragraph (e) of the definition of exclusion period )

Omit “section 547AA or 615”, substitute “subparagraph 547AA(1)(b)(ii) or subparagraph 615(1)(b)(ii)”.

4  Application provision

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to the following claims made on or after the commencement of this Schedule:

                     (a)  a claim for newstart allowance;

                     (b)  a claim for youth allowance that is not based on the claimant being a new apprentice or undertaking full-time study.