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This instrument ensures that an amount paid by, or on behalf of, the Commonwealth to assist with an individual’s expenses associated with relocating for paid work as part of the Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program is an exempt lump sum under paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Social Security Act 1991.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 30 Apr 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-May-2021
Tabled Senate11-May-2021

 

Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum – Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job) Determination 2021

 

 

 

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

Dated 27 April 2021               

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 – Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job) Determination 2021.

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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.

eligible participant means an individual who enters into a Relocation Assistance to Take-Up a Job Agreement on or after 1 May 2021.

relocation assistance payment means, in the case of an eligible participant, an amount:

(a)    paid by, or on behalf of, the Commonwealth in accordance with a Relocation Assistance to Take-Up a Job Agreement; and

(b)   received by any means, including:

(i)     an advance payment to the individual;

(ii)   a  reimbursement to the individual; or

(iii) a direct payment to a supplier who provides a good or service to the individual.

Relocation Assistance to Take-Up a Job Agreement means an agreement for the purposes of the program established by the Commonwealth and known as “Relocation Assistance to Take-Up a Job”.

Exempt lump sum

                   For the purposes of paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Act, if an eligible participant receives a relocation assistance payment, that amount is an exempt lump sum.