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This instrument determines that certain payments made to persons under the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program are exempt lump sums. This applies for social security purposes and for the purposes of subsection 5H(12A) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 11 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021

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Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum – Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program) Determination 2020

I, Caitlin Delaney, delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Social Services, make the following Determination

Dated 10 December 2020.                  

Caitlin Delaney/Branch Manager Older Australians Branch

Delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Social Services


 

 

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum – Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program) Determination 2020.

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

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Social Security Act 1991.

4  Definitions

                     In this instrument:

                     Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

                     Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program means the program established in the 2020-21 Budget under which a payment is made by the DOH or Services Australia on behalf of the DOH to recognised Australian thalidomide survivors.

                     DOH means the Department of Health.

                     relevant amount means, in relation to a person, any lump sum amount received by the person under the Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program.

 

Note:          The following expression used in this instrument is defined in subsection 8(11) of the Social Security Act 1991.

(a)    exempt lump sum

5  Exempt Lump Sum

                     For the purposes of paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Act, all relevant amounts constitute a class of amounts that are exempt lump sums.