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This instrument determines that for the purposes of social security payments for which the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations is responsible, a one-off payment made by the South Australian Department for Families and Communities to persons who receive assistance with their electricity bills, is an exempt lump sum under paragraph 8(11)(d). This payment is being administered under the South Australian electricity concession scheme and is known as the South Australian Energy Concession. The effect of this instrument is that such a one-off payment will not be regarded as income under the Act, so that if a recipient of a DEWR administered social security payment receives an Energy Concession Bonus, it will be exempt from the income test under the social security law.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 11 Aug 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Aug-2005
Tabled Senate16-Aug-2005
Date of repeal 17 Oct 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014 (No. 2)

Commonwealth of Australia

Social Security Act 1991

Employment and Workplace Relations Exempt Lump Sum (South Australian Energy Concession Bonus) Determination 2005

I, Shirley Douglas, Assistant Secretary, Payments Legislation and Costings Branch and a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, make this determination under paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Social Security Act 1991.

Dated        28           June 2005.

 

 

            Shirley Douglas

 

 

Assistant Secretary, Payments Legislation and Costings Branch

 


Part 1        Preliminary

1                      Name of determination

                        This determination is the Employment and Workplace Relations Exempt Lump Sum (South Australian Energy Concession Bonus)  Determination 2005.

2                      Commencement

                        This determination commences on 15 June 2005.

3                      Interpretation

                        In this determination:

                        Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

                        Energy Concession Bonus means a one-off lump sum payment, known as the Energy Concession being provided by the South Australian Department for Families and Communities to persons who are eligible for assistance with their electricity bills under the South Australian electricity concession scheme.  

                        social security payment has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act 1991.


Part 2        Exempt Lump Sums

4                      Amount or class of amounts

(1)       Paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Act provides that the Secretary may determine that an amount or class of amounts received by a person, is an exempt lump sum.

(2)       If an eligible person:

(a)               has received an Energy Concession Bonus; and

(b)               is in receipt of a social security payment;

                        then any amount received by the person, as an Energy Concession Bonus, is an exempt lump sum.

5                      Application—Exempt Lump Sums

An amount, or class of amounts received by a person referred to in subsection 4(2) is an exempt lump sum for the purposes of paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Act from the date that the amount was received.