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Schedule 1—Maintaining the COVID-19 supplement

Schedule 1 Maintaining the COVID-19 supplement

   

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020

1  After subitem 40A(1) of Schedule 11

Insert:

          (1A)  However, an instrument made under this item must not have the effect of:

                     (a)  decreasing the amount of the COVID-19 supplement; or

                     (b)  removing the COVID-19 supplement.

Social Security Act 1991

2  Paragraph 504(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the period (the initial period ) beginning on 25 March 2020 and ending on 28 March 2021, unless paragraph (b) applies; or

3  Subsection 504(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Amount of supplement

             (4)  For the period beginning on 27 April 2020 and ending at the end of the initial period, and any extension of that period, the amount of the COVID-19 supplement per fortnight is $550.

4  Subsections 504(5) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

5  Paragraph 557(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the period (the initial period ) beginning on 25 March 2020 and ending on 28 March 2021, unless paragraph (b) applies; or

6  Subsection 557(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Amount of supplement

             (4)  For the period beginning on 27 April 2020 and ending at the end of the initial period, and any extension of that period, the amount of the COVID-19 supplement per fortnight is $550.

7  Subsections 557(5) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

8  Paragraph 646(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  the period (the initial period ) beginning on 25 March 2020 and ending on 28 March 2021, unless paragraph (b) applies; or

9  Subsection 646(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Amount of supplement

             (4)  For the period beginning on 27 April 2020 and ending at the end of the initial period, and any extension of that period, the amount of the COVID-19 supplement per fortnight is $550.

10  Subsections 646(5) to (8)

Repeal the subsections.

11  Application

                   The amendments of the Social Security Act 1991 made by this Schedule apply in relation to an instalment period that began on or after 25 September 2020 and later instalment periods.