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Schedule 5—Cessation of sickness allowance

Schedule 5 Cessation of sickness allowance

Part 1 Amendments commencing 20 March 2020

Social Security Act 1991

1  Subparagraph 593(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “and”, substitute “or”.

2  At the end of paragraph 593(1)(a) (before the note)

Add:

                            (iii)  subsection (1A) applies in relation to the person for the period; and

3  Paragraph 593(1)(b)

After “subparagraph (a)(i)”, insert “or (iii)”.

4  After subsection 593(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  This subsection applies in relation to a person for a period if:

                     (a)  the person is incapacitated for work or study throughout the period because of sickness or an accident; and

                     (b)  the incapacity is caused wholly or virtually wholly by a medical condition arising from the sickness or accident; and

                     (c)  the incapacity is, or is likely to be, of a temporary nature; and

                     (d)  one of the following applies:

                              (i)  immediately before the incapacity occurred the person was in employment (whether the person was self-employed, or was employed by another person, on a full-time, part-time, casual or temporary basis) and the Secretary is satisfied that, when the incapacity ends, the employment will be again available to the person (whether or not the same kind of work will be available);

                             (ii)  immediately before the incapacity occurred the person was in full-time education and was receiving payments under the ABSTUDY scheme and the Secretary is satisfied that the person is committed to resuming full-time study under that scheme when the incapacity ends;

                            (iii)  immediately before the incapacity occurred the person was undertaking qualifying study and receiving austudy payment, and the Secretary is satisfied that the person is committed to resuming qualifying study when the incapacity ends.

       (1AA)  Subsection (1A) does not apply in relation to a person if the Secretary is satisfied that the incapacity is brought about with a view to obtaining jobseeker payment, youth allowance, austudy payment or disability support pension.

       (1AB)  In subsection (1A):

work , in relation to a person, means work that the person has contracted to perform under a contract of employment that:

                     (a)  the person had immediately before the person becomes incapacitated; and

                     (b)  continues after the person becomes incapacitated.

5  Subparagraph 598(1)(a)(i)

Before “the day following”, insert “if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person—”.

6  After subparagraph 598(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to the person—the day on which the person becomes incapacitated for work or study; or

7  Subparagraph 598(1)(a)(ii)

Before “the day”, insert “in any case—”.

8  Subsection 598(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  If the person is not a member of a couple, the liquid assets test waiting period in relation to the claim starts on:

                     (a)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person—subject to subsection (3AA), the day following the day on which the person ceased work or ceased to be enrolled in a full time course of education or of vocational training; or

                     (b)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to the person—subject to subsection (4), the day on which the person became incapacitated for work or study.

9  Subsection 598(3AA)

Omit “Subject to subsection (4), if”, substitute “If subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person and”.

10  Subsection 598(3A)

Omit “Subject to subsections (3B) and (4), if”, substitute “If”.

11  Paragraph 598(3A)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person—subject to subsection (3B), the day following the day on which the person ceased work or ceased to be enrolled in a full time course of education or of vocational training; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to the person—subject to subsection (4), the day on which the person became incapacitated for work or study;

12  Subsection 598(3B)

Omit “Subject to subsection (4), if”, substitute “If subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person and”.

13  Subsection 598(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a person becomes qualified for austudy payment; and

                     (b)  because of paragraph 575(2)(a), austudy payment is not payable to the person while the person is subject to a liquid assets test waiting period; and

                     (c)  within the liquid assets test waiting period referred to in paragraph (b):

                              (i)  the person becomes incapacitated for study; and

                             (ii)  the person claims jobseeker payment; and

                     (d)  subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to the person;

the liquid assets test waiting period in relation to the claim for jobseeker payment starts on the day on which the person becomes qualified for austudy payment.

14  Paragraph 598(4A)(a)

Before “the day following”, insert “if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) does not apply in relation to the person—”.

15  After paragraph 598(4A)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  if subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to the person—the day on which the person becomes incapacitated for work or study; or

16  Paragraph 598(4A)(b)

Before “the day”, insert “in any case—”.

17  After section 602C

Insert:

602D   Relief from activity test—rehabilitation program

                   If:

                     (a)  subparagraph 593(1)(a)(iii) applies in relation to a person; and

                     (b)  the person is undertaking a rehabilitation program; and

                     (c)  the program is intended to enhance the person’s ability to work; and

                     (d)  the length of the person’s participation in the program is, or is likely to be, at least 6 weeks; and

                     (e)  the person’s participation in the program is, or is likely to, end within the period of 208 weeks after the jobseeker payment commenced to be payable to the person;

the person is not required to satisfy the activity test for the duration of the period the person is undertaking the rehabilitation program or for such shorter or longer period determined by the Secretary.

18  Subsection 605(2C)

After “602C”, insert “, 602D”.

19  Before Division 1 of Part 2.14

Insert:

Division 1A Time limit on grants of sickness allowance

666A   Time limit on grants

             (1)  Despite anything else in this Part, sickness allowance must not be granted to a person:

                     (a)  unless the person’s claim for the allowance is made before 20 March 2020; and

                     (b)  the person is qualified for the allowance, and the allowance is payable to the person, before that day.

Note:          A person’s claim for sickness allowance may be taken to have been made before 20 March 2020 in accordance with section 12 or 15 of the Administration Act.

             (2)  This section does not apply in relation to a determination by the Secretary under section 85 of the Administration Act.

20  At the end of section 669

Add:

             (8)  Despite any other provision of this section, the Secretary must not extend a person’s maximum allowance period on or after 20 March 2020.

21  Transitional provisions—sickness allowance

(1)       If:

                     (a)  before 20 March 2020, a person made a claim for sickness allowance; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, the person was not qualified for the allowance, or the allowance was not payable to the person, because of one or more of the following waiting periods (a sickness allowance waiting period ):

                              (i)  a liquid assets test waiting period under section 676 of the Social Security Act 1991 ;

                             (ii)  an ordinary waiting period under sections 693 and 694 of that Act;

                            (iii)  a newly arrived resident’s waiting period under sections 696B and 696C of that Act;

then:

                     (c)  the person is taken to have made a claim for jobseeker payment on 20 March 2020; and

                     (d)  any waiting period that the person is subject to under Part 2.12 of that Act that corresponds to a sickness allowance waiting period is taken to have started on the day the sickness allowance waiting period started.

(2)       If:

                     (a)  before 20 March 2020, a person’s claim for sickness allowance was granted by a determination made by the Secretary in accordance with subsection 37(3) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 ; and

                     (b)  immediately before that day, the person was subject to a seasonal work preclusion period;

then:

                     (c)  the determination has effect as if it were a determination granting jobseeker payment to the person; and

                     (d)  for the purposes of sections 16A and 633 of the Social Security Act 1991 , the person is taken to have lodged a claim for jobseeker payment on the day the person lodged the claim for sickness allowance.

Part 2 Amendments commencing 20 September 2020

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999

22  Paragraph 13(2)(a)

Omit “(c),”.

23  Subsection 13(2) (note)

Omit “(c),”.

24  Paragraph 14(2)(a)

Omit “(c),”.

25  Subsection 14(2) (note)

Omit “(c),”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

26  Subsection 160AAA(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of rebatable benefit )

Omit “2.14,”.

27  Paragraph 202CB(6)(a)

Omit “, a sickness allowance”.

28  Paragraph 202CE(7)(a)

Omit “, a sickness allowance”.

29  Subsection 251R(6A)

Omit “(c),”.

30  Paragraph 251U(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

31  Paragraph 251U(3)(b)

Omit “(c),”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

32  Section 13-1 (table item headed “sickness benefits”)

Repeal the item.

33  Section 13-1 (table item headed “social security and other benefit payments”)

Omit:

farm household allowance under the Farm Household Support Act 2014 see unemployment, sickness and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991





substitute:

farm household allowance under the Farm Household Support Act 2014 see unemployment and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991





34  Section 13-1 (table item headed “social security and other benefit payments”)

Omit:

unemployment, sickness and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991 ............................



160AAA(3)

substitute:

unemployment and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991 ..............................................



160AAA(3)

35  Section 52-10 (table item 23.1)

Repeal the item.

36  Section 52-15 (table item 1)

Omit:

Sickness allowance

37  Subsection 52-20(3) (table items 5 and 9)

Repeal the items.

38  Subsection 52-30(1) (table)

Omit:

Sickness allowance

39  Section 52-40 (table item 23)

Repeal the item.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

40  Section 16 (paragraph (c) of the definition of eligible pensioner )

Omit “2.14,”.

Social Security Act 1991

41  Subsection 4(6A) (table items 8 and 9)

Repeal the items.

42  Subsection 7(6)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

43  Paragraph 7(6AA)(b)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

44  Subsection 7(7)

Omit “, subparagraphs 593(1)(g)(ii) and 593(1D)(b)(ii) and paragraph 666(1)(g)”, substitute “and subparagraphs 593(1)(g)(ii) and 593(1D)(b)(ii)”.

45  Paragraphs 7(7)(c) and (d)

Omit “, sickness allowance”.

46  Paragraph 7(7)(e)

Omit “those allowances”, substitute “that allowance”.

47  Subsection 12C(5) (paragraph (e) of the definition of couple’s assets deeming provisions )

Repeal the paragraph.

48  Subsections 14A(1) and (2)

Omit “, 2.14”.

49  Paragraph 14A(3)(a)

Omit “, jobseeker payment or sickness allowance”, substitute “or jobseeker payment”.

50  Subparagraph 14A(3)(b)(ii)

Omit “, jobseeker payment or sickness allowance”, substitute “or jobseeker payment”.

51  Subsection 14A(6)

Omit “, 598 or 676”, substitute “or 598”.

52  Paragraph 16A(3)(b)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

53  Paragraph 16A(4)(b)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

54  Paragraph 19C(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

55  Paragraph 19C(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

56  Paragraph 19C(8)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

57  Subsection 19C(8) (notes 1 and 2)

Repeal the notes.

58  Subsection 19D(5) (subparagraph (f)(iii) of the definition of maximum payment rate )

Repeal the subparagraph.

59  Subsection 23(1) (definition of liquid assets test waiting period )

Omit “, 598 and 676”, substitute “and 598”.

60  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (f) of the definition of newly arrived resident’s waiting period )

Repeal the paragraph.

61  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of ordinary waiting period )

Omit “621; or”, substitute “621.”.

62  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of ordinary waiting period )

Repeal the paragraph.

63  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of social security benefit )

Repeal the paragraph.

64  Subsection 23(1) (paragraphs (g) and (k) of the definition of waiting period )

Repeal the paragraphs.

65  Subsection 23(10B)

Omit “, 598 and 676”, substitute “and 598”.

66  Subsection 94(6)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

67  Subsection 95(2)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

68  Subsection 500WB(4) (note)

Omit “, jobseeker payment and sickness allowance”, substitute “and jobseeker payment”.

69  Subsection 549CB(4) (note)

Omit “, jobseeker payment and sickness allowance”, substitute “and jobseeker payment”.

70  Subsection 621(5) (note)

Omit “, jobseeker payment and sickness allowance”, substitute “and jobseeker payment”.

71  Part 2.14

Repeal the Part.

72  Subparagraph 771HA(1)(c)(i)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

73  Subsection 771HA(3)

Omit “, jobseeker payment or sickness allowance”, substitute “or jobseeker payment”.

74  Paragraph 771NU(1)(e)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

75  Paragraph 771NU(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

76  Subsection 771NX(1) (step 4 of the method statement)

Omit “(4),”.

77  Subsection 771NX(1) (note at the end of step 4 of the method statement)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

78  Subsection 771NX(4)

Repeal the subsection.

79  Subsection 1061JU(4) (subparagraph (f)(iii) of the definition of maximum basic rate )

Repeal the subparagraph.

80  Paragraph 1061Q(2B)(e)

Omit “or sickness allowance”.

81  Paragraph 1061Q(3)(a)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

82  Paragraph 1061Q(3A)(d)

Omit “, jobseeker payment or sickness allowance”, substitute “or jobseeker payment”.

83  Subparagraph 1061Q(3F)(a)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph.

84  Subparagraphs 1061Q(3G)(d)(i) and (ii)

Omit “or sickness allowance”.

85  Subparagraph 1061ZA(2)(b)(v)

Repeal the subparagraph.

86  Paragraph 1061ZK(5)(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

87  Paragraph 1061ZM(1C)(b)

Omit “sickness allowance,”.

88  Subsection 1061ZM(3) (subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of employment-affected person )

Repeal the subparagraph.

89  Subparagraph 1067F(1)(d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

90  Section 1067G (table item 24 in Module L of the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator)

Repeal the item.

91  Subparagraph 1067K(1)(d)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

92  Section 1068 (heading)

Omit “ sickness allowance (18 or over), ”.

93  Paragraph 1068(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

94  Point 1068-B1 (table items 3 and 4)

Repeal the items.

95  Point 1068-B1B

Omit “, mature age allowance under Part 2.12B or sickness allowance”, substitute “or mature age allowance under Part 2.12B”.

96  Point 1068-B2

Omit “3, 4,”.

97  Point 1068-C3 (table items 1 and 3)

Omit “3, 4,”.

98  Subparagraph 1068-D1(c)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph.

99  Point 1068-G4

Repeal the point, substitute:

Friendly society amounts

   1068-G4  The ordinary income of a person to whom, or to whose partner, jobseeker payment is payable and who, or whose partner, under Subdivision BA of Division 1 of Part 2.12, is not required to satisfy the activity test is not to include any amount received by the person or partner from an approved friendly society in respect of the incapacity because of which the person or partner is not required to satisfy the activity test.

100  Points 1068-G7AA to 1068-G7AE

Repeal the points.

101  Point 1068-G7AL

Omit “Subject to points 1068-G7AA to 1068-G7AE (inclusive), if”, substitute “If”.

102  Point 1068-G7AN

Omit “1068-G7AB and 1068-G7AD”, substitute “1068-G7AF”.

103  Point 1068-G7AQ (definition of payment fortnight )

Omit “a sickness allowance or”.

104  Point 1068-G7AQ (definition of payment fortnight )

Omit “, as the case requires,”.

105  Point 1068-G7AR

Omit “1068-G7AA”, substitute “1068-G7AG”.

106  Paragraph 1068-G8A(a)

Omit “, sickness allowance,”.

107  Point 1068B-D4

Repeal the point.

108  Paragraph 1070(e)

Omit “, sickness”.

109  Section 1070H (heading)

Omit “ , sickness allowance ”.

110  Section 1070Q (heading)

Omit “ , sickness allowance ”.

111  Subsection 1073(1)

Omit “1068-G7AA”, substitute “1068-G7AF”.

112  Paragraph 1073(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

113  Paragraph 1073J(a)

Omit “, jobseeker payment or sickness allowance”, substitute “or jobseeker payment”.

114  Subparagraph 1157E(1)(c)(ii)

Omit “, a sickness allowance”.

115  Subparagraph 1157E(2)(c)(ii)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

116  Subparagraph 1157F(1)(c)(iv)

Omit “, a sickness allowance”.

117  Subparagraph 1157F(2)(c)(iv)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

118  Paragraph 1157JA(2)(c)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

119  Paragraph 1157JC(3)(c)

Omit “or a sickness allowance”.

120  Subparagraph 1161(1)(a)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

121  Subparagraph 1187(1A)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

122  Section 1190 (table item 2, column 4)

Omit “3, 4,”.

123  Section 1190 (table item 28, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3A—item 1]”.

124  Section 1190 (table item 29, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3B—item 1]”.

125  Section 1190 (table item 30, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3A—item 2]”.

126  Section 1190 (table item 31, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3B—item 2]”.

127  Section 1190 (table item 32, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3A—item 3]”.

128  Section 1190 (table item 33, column 4)

Omit “[subsection 680(3)—Table—column 3B—item 3]”.

129  Section 1217 (table item 18)

Repeal the item.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

130  Subsections 29(1) and (2)

Omit “, 31A and 32”, substitute “and 31A”.

131  Section 32

Repeal the section.

132  Paragraph 37(4)(i)

Repeal the paragraph.

133  Subparagraph 63(3)(a)(v)

Repeal the subparagraph.

134  Section 65

Repeal the section.

135  Subsection 106B(4) (subparagraph (a)(iii) of the definition of listed automatic issue health care card )

Repeal the subparagraph.

136  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1 (paragraph (l) of the definition of social security bereavement payment )

Repeal the paragraph.

137  Clause 33 of Schedule 2

Repeal the clause.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

138  Subsection 118ND(4) (paragraph (l) of the definition of bereavement payment provisions )

Repeal the paragraph.

139  Saving and transitional provisions—sickness allowance

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Parts 2.14 and 3.6 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for, or the rate of, sickness allowance for days in respect of days occurring before that commencement.

(2)       Subject to this item, if, immediately before the commencement of this item, a person was qualified for sickness allowance under section 667 of the Social Security Act 1991 , sickness allowance under that section is not payable to the person in relation to any day on or after the commencement of this item.

(3)       If before the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  a person was receiving a sickness allowance; and

                     (b)  the person’s partner died;

then Division 9 of Part 2.14 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before that commencement, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to the person as if the amendments made by this Part had not been made.

(4)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Part 4.2 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a person who was absent from Australia immediately before that commencement and who was receiving sickness allowance immediately before the absence commenced.

(5)       A person is not qualified for a jobseeker payment under Part 2.12 of the Social Security Act 1991 in respect of a day on or after the commencement of this item if the person receives sickness allowance in respect of that day.

140  Saving provisions— Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 160AAA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a payment of sickness allowance under Part 2.14 of the Social Security Act 1991 before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, paragraph 251U(1)(c) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a person who was a recipient of a sickness allowance under Part 2.14 of the Social Security Act 1991 before, on or after that commencement.

141  Saving provision— Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Despite the amendments made by this Part, item 23.1 of the table in section 52-10 and sections 52-15, 52-20 and 52-30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a payment of sickness allowance under Part 2.14 of the Social Security Act 1991 before, on or after that commencement.

142  Saving provisions—definitions

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subsections 7(6) and (6AA) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out whether a person has a qualifying residence exemption for sickness allowance.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subsection 7(7) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out whether a person is exempt from the residence requirement for sickness allowance.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 12C of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out the value of a person’s assets for the purposes of Part 2.14 of that Act in relation to days before that commencement.

(4)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, sections 19C and 19D of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out whether a person was in severe financial hardship in relation to days before that commencement.

143  Saving provisions—qualification for payments

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subsections 94(6) and 95(2) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out whether a person was qualified for a disability support pension in relation to days before that commencement.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 771HA of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out if a person is qualified for a partner allowance in relation to a period before that commencement.

(3)       If before the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  a person was receiving partner allowance; and

                     (b)  the person’s partner died; and

                     (c)  immediately before the deceased partner died, the deceased partner was receiving sickness allowance;

then Division 9 of Part 2.15A of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before that commencement, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to that death as if the amendments made by this Part had not been made.

(4)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subsections 1061Q(2B), (3), (3A), (3F) and (3G) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for a telephone allowance before, on or after that commencement.

144  Saving provisions—rates of payments

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 1061JU of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out the amount of a crisis payment in relation to days before that commencement.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, table item 24 in Module L of the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator in section 1067G of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to:

                     (a)  working out if a person is a family member in relation to another person for the purposes of Part 2.11 of that Act and that Rate Calculator in relation to days before that commencement; or

                     (b)  working out if a person is exempt from the parental income test for the purposes of that Rate Calculator in relation to days before that commencement.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, paragraph 1070(e) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out the rate of rent assistance in relation to sickness allowance for days in respect of which sickness allowance is payable to a person.

145  Saving provisions—concession cards

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subparagraph 1061ZA(2)(b)(v) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for a pensioner concession card in relation to days before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, paragraph 1061ZK(5)(g) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for a health care card in relation to days before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 1061ZM of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out qualification for a health care card in relation to a person who ceased to receive sickness allowance before that commencement.

146  Saving provisions—other Social Security Act 1991 provisions

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subparagraphs 1067F(1)(d)(ii) and 1067K(1)(d)(ii) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out if a person is a long term income support student at a time before, on or after that commencement.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, section 1073 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a person who claimed sickness allowance before that commencement and to an amount the person received before that commencement.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, sections 1157E, 1157F, 1157JA and 1157JC of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out whether fringe benefits are assessable fringe benefits in connection with a person’s receipt of sickness allowance before, on or after that commencement.

(4)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Part 3.14 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to payments of sickness allowance before, on or after that commencement.

(5)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, subparagraph 1187(1A)(a)(iii) of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to sickness allowance payable to a person in respect of days occurring before, on or after that commencement.

(6)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Chapter 5 of the Social Security Act 1991 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a payment of sickness allowance made before, on or after that commencement.

147  Saving provisions— Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Part 3 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continues to apply on and after that commencement in relation to the following:

                     (a)  making a payment of sickness allowance in respect of days for which sickness allowance is payable to a person;

                     (b)  a determination or requirement made under that Part before that commencement, or the making of a determination or requirement under that Part on or after that commencement, in relation to sickness allowance.

(2)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Parts 3B and 3D of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a payment of sickness allowance, or of a social security bereavement payment in relation to sickness allowance, made before, on or after that commencement.

(3)       Despite the amendments made by this Part, Parts 4 and 4A of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to a decision under the social security law, in relation to sickness allowance, made before, on or after that commencement.

(4)       The amendments made by this Part do not affect the validity of a cancellation under subsection 106B(1) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 before the commencement of this item.

148  Saving provision— Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Despite the amendments made by this Part, sections 118ND and 118NE of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this item, continue to apply on and after that commencement in relation to working out the rate of sickness allowance in respect of days occurring before, on or after that commencement.