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This instrument specifies classes of persons who are exempt welfare payment recipients for the purposes of section 123UGB of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 03 Aug 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Sep-2010
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2010

I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, acting under subsection 123UGB(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and on behalf of the Minister for Education and the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, make this Specification.

Dated                         29th July                                  2010

J Macklin

Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


1               Name of Specification

This Specification is the Social Security (Administration) (Classes of Exempt Welfare Payment Recipients) Specification 2010.

2               Commencement

This Specification commences on 9 August 2010.

3               Definitions

In this Specification:

Act means the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act.

nominated visa holder has the meaning given by subsection 23(1) of the Social Security Act.

principal carer has the meaning given by subsections 5(15) to (24) of the Social Security Act.

receiving has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act.

Social Security Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

special benefit has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act.

4               Exempt welfare payment recipients – specified classes of persons

For section 123UGB of the Act, the following classes of persons are specified to be exempt welfare payment recipients:

(a)          the class of persons each member of which:

(i)            is at least 16 years old; and

(ii)          is receiving special benefit; and

(iii)        is not a nominated visa holder; and

(iv)        is not the principal carer of a child who is aged under 6 years;

(b)          the class of persons each member of which is receiving CDEP Scheme Participant Supplement.