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This instrument amends the Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2013 to insert additional decision-making principles that are relevant to making and revoking certain determinations that a person is a vulnerable welfare payment recipient for the purposes of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 10 May 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016

 

Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Amendment Principles 2016

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

I, Christian Porter, Minister for Social Services make these Principles under subsection 123UGA(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Dated:  5 May 2016

Christian Porter

Minister for Social Services


1          Name of Principles

These Principles are the Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Amendment Principles 2016.

2          Commencement

These Amendment Principles commence on 11 June 2016.

3          Amendment of 2013 Principles

Schedule 1 amends the Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2013.

4          Application of Items

Item [4] of Schedule 1 applies to determinations made under subsection 123UGA(1) of the Act before the commencement of these Amendment Principles.

 

 

Schedule 1             Amendments

[1]       After subsection 8(1)

            Add:

(1A)              If paragraph (1)(a) or (b) applies to a person, then the Secretary must specify that any determination made under subsection 123UGA(1) will remain in force for a period determined according to subsection (1B) if:

(a)              a determination under subsection 123UGA(1) of the Act has previously been made in relation to the person because the person met the criteria in paragraph (1)(a) or (b); and

(b)             that determination (or the earliest such determination) came into force on a day that was less than 12 months ago; and

(c)              that determination is no longer in force.

 

(1B)              For subsection (1A), the period ends on the final day of a 12 month period starting on the day that the determination referred to in paragraph (1A)(b) came into force.

 

[2]       Paragraph 8(2)(d)

            Omit “management).”, substitute “management); or”

 

 

 

[3]       At the end of subsection 8(2)

            Add:

(e)          all of the following apply:

                                                       (i)          the person meets the criteria in paragraph (1)(a) or (b); and

                                                     (ii)          a determination under subsection 123UGA(1) of the Act has previously been made in relation to the person because the person met the criteria in paragraph (1)(a) or (b); and

                                                   (iii)          that determination (or the earliest such determination) came into force on a day which was more than 12 months ago.

 

[4]       After Part 4

Add:

Part 5         Transitional

 

11             Despite subsection 9(2), in deciding whether to revoke a current determination under subsection 123UGA(5) of the Act, the Secretary may revoke the determination if:

(1)          the current determination was made because the person met the criteria in paragraph 8(1)(a) or (b); and

(2)          a determination under subsection 123UGA(1) of the Act has previously been made in relation to the person because the person met the criteria in paragraph 8(1)(a) or (b); and

(3)          that determination (or the earliest such determination) came into force on a day which was at least 12 months ago.

12             This Part is repealed on 12 June 2017.