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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—COVID-19 supplement                                                                               3

Division 1—Amendments commencing 1 January 2021                                     3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Division 2—Amendments commencing 1 April 2021                                           3

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                          3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             4

Part 2—Qualification for youth allowance or jobseeker payment—coronavirus                 6

Division 1—Amendments commencing 1 January 2021                                     6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             6

Division 2—Amendments commencing 1 April 2021                                           6

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             6

Part 3—Liquid assets test waiting period and assets test exemptions 7

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             7

Part 4—Modifications of the social security law                                             8

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             8

Part 5—Extending the period that a residence is the person’s principal home     12

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           12

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             13

Part 6—Continuation of Social Security (Coronavirus Economic Response—2020 Measures No. 5) Determination 2020                                                                                    14

 

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Act 2020 .

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 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, Division 1

1 January 2021.

1 January 2021

3.  Schedule 1, Part 1, Division 2

1 April 2021.

1 April 2021

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 1

1 January 2021.

1 January 2021

5.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2

1 April 2021.

1 April 2021

6.  Schedule 1, Part 3

1 January 2021.

1 January 2021

7.  Schedule 1, Parts 4 to 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.