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This determination specifies the classes of persons that are authorised certifiers for the purposes of verifying that a social security recipient, who is aged 80 years and over, is alive through the proof of life certificate provided under 63A of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 17 Dec 2019
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Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
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Social Security (Administration) (Authorised Certifier) Determination 2019

I, Kathryn Campbell, Secretary of the Department of Social Services, make the following determination.

Dated   10 December 2019

Kathryn Campbell AO CSC

Secretary of the Department of Social Services

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Authorised certifier........................................................................................................ 1

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Administration) (Authorised Certifier) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

20 December 2019.

20 December 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 63A(9) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

social security recipient means a person required by section 63 of the Act to give a proof of life certificate (as defined in the Act).

5  Authorised certifier

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 63A(9) of the Act, the classes of persons specified in subsections (2) and (3) of this section are determined.

Note:          A person included in a class of persons specified in this instrument is an authorised certifier for the purposes of section 63A of the Act (see subsection 63A(8) of the Act).

Persons recognised under Australian Law

             (2)  The following classes of person are specified:

                     (a)  a person who:

                              (i)  is admitted to the legal profession by a Supreme Court of a State or Territory under a law of a State or Territory; and

                             (ii)  holds a certificate to practise as a legal practitioner under a law of a State or Territory;

                     (b)  a Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a federal court or of a court of a State or Territory;

                     (c)  a person who is the holder of:

                              (i)  an office of a judge, magistrate or justice of a federal court or of a court of a State or Territory; or

                             (ii)  an office if the holder has, under an Act of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, the same status as a judge, magistrate or justice of a federal court or a court of a State or Territory;

                     (d)  a justice of the peace;

                     (e)  a notary public;

                      (f)  a police officer including:

                              (i)  a member of the Australian Federal Police (within the meaning of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979); or

                             (ii)  a special member (within the meaning of that Act); or

                            (iii)  a member, however described, of a police force or police service of a State or Territory who has taken an oath or made an affirmation of office as a police officer;

                     (g)  an Australian Consular Officer, or Australian Diplomatic Officer, within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955;

                     (h)  a person who is:

                              (i)  in a place outside of Australia; and

                             (ii)  authorised under paragraph 3(c) or (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955 to perform consular acts (within the meaning of that Act) at that place; and

                      (i)  a person who is a medical practitioner (within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act 1973).

Persons recognised in social security recipient’s place of residence

             (3)  The following classes of person are specified for all social security recipients who are residents of a particular place outside of Australia:

                     (a)  a person who, under the law of or applying at that place, is currently authorised or entitled to practise in that place as:

                              (i)  a legal practitioner (however described); or

                             (ii)  a notary public (however described); or

                            (iii)  a medical practitioner (however described); or

                            (iv)  a police officer (however described);

                     (b)  a person who is the holder of any of the following offices (however described) of a court of, or having jurisdiction at, that place:

                              (i)  a judge, magistrate or justice;

                             (ii)  a registrar or deputy registrar.