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This instrument sets out guidelines for the exercise of the Secretary’s power to make a declaration that payment of a person’s special benefit is to continue where that person has applied for review of a decision in regard to the payment which resulted in a compliance penalty period.
Administered by: Social Services
General Comments: An instrument revoked by subsection (1) continues to apply in relation to a compliance penalty period that is in effect on or after 1 July 2009 because of the operation of subitem 56(2) or (3) of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Act 2009.
Registered 22 Jun 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Jun-2009
Tabled Senate24-Jun-2009
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Sunsetting

I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, make these guidelines under sections 132 and 146 of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.


Dated               16 June                                                2009

 

 

J Macklin


Minister for Families, Housing, Community
Services and Indigenous Affairs


Part 1            Preliminary

1              Name of guidelines

                These Guidelines are the Social Security (Administration) (Payment Pending Review) (FaHCSIA) Guidelines 2009.

2              Commencement

                These Guidelines commence on 1 July 2009.

3              Revocation and transitional

         (1)   The following instruments are revoked:

                (a)    the Social Security (Payment Pending—ARO Application for Review) (FaCSIA) Guidelines 2007;

               (b)                the Social Security (Payment Pending—SSAT Application for Review) (FaCSIA) Guidelines 2007.

         (2)   However, an instrument revoked by subsection (1) continues to apply in relation to a compliance penalty period that is in effect on or after 1 July 2009 because of the operation of subitem 56(2) or (3) of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Act 2009.

4              Definition

                In these Guidelines:

Act means the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Part 2      Guidelines

Division 1                      Payment pending review of decisions in relation to participation payments

5              Application

                For sections 131 and 145 of the Act, the Guidelines in this Division apply to adverse decisions in relation to special benefit.

Note   Guidelines for sections 131 and 145 of the Act applicable to adverse decisions in relation to youth allowance, newstart allowance and parenting payment are the Social Security (Administration) (Payment Pending Review) (DEEWR) Guidelines 2009.

6              Declaration continuing payment during a compliance penalty period

                If a person in receipt of a participation payment:

                (a)    is subject to an adverse decision that results in the application of a compliance penalty period under subsection 42P(1) or 42S(1) of the Act; and

               (b)    applies for review of the adverse decision under section 129 or 142 of the Act; and

                (c)    the compliance penalty period has not ended before the person applies for review;

the Secretary may declare under section 131 or 145 of the Act, as the case may be, that:

               (d)    the participation payment is payable to the person from the date that the compliance penalty period commenced or is to commence; and

                (e)    the participation payment is to continue to be payable to the person pending the determination of the review, as if the adverse decision had not been made.

Note 1   A declaration under section 131 or 145 takes effect on the day it is made or an earlier day specified in the declaration: see paragraphs 131(5)(a) and 145(4)(a) of the Act.

Note 2   A declaration under section 131 or 145 ceases to have effect on the day the application for review is withdrawn, when the declaration is revoked by the Secretary, or 13 weeks after a decision reviewing the adverse decision is made: see paragraphs 131(5)(b) and 145(4)(b) of the Act.