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This instrument specifies certain classes of people who may have their unemployment non-payment period ended if continuing to serve the full period would cause the person to be in severe financial hardship.
Administered by: Employment and Workplace Relations
Registered 22 Sep 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021
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Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods — Classes of Persons) Specification 2021

I, Nadine Williams, Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, make this instrument.

Dated   20 September 2021

Nadine Williams

A/g Secretary of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Specification of classes of persons........................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                     3

Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods– Classes of Persons) (FaHCSIA) Specification 2009 (No. 1)                                                                                                                   3

Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods– Classes of Persons) (DEEWR) Specification 2009 (No. 1)                                                                                                                   3

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods — Classes of Persons) Specification 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 the 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 subsection 42S(5) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

dependent child has the meaning given by section 5 of the Social Security Act 1991.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in the Schedule to this instrument is repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule.


 

 

6  Specification of classes of persons

             (1)  For paragraph 42S (4) (b) of the Act, the following classes of persons are specified:

                     (a)  persons with a dependent child;

                     (b)  persons who have significant family or caring responsibilities;

                     (c)  persons who have an illness, impairment or condition that requires treatment, and who cannot afford the treatment after meeting their essential expenses;

                     (d)  persons who have a cognitive, neurological, psychiatric or psychological impairment or mental illness that has been established by medical evidence;

                     (e)  persons who do not have access to safe, secure and adequate housing, or are using emergency accommodation or a refuge.

 

             (2)  Without limiting paragraph (1) (e), a person is taken not to have access to safe, secure, and adequate housing if:

                     (a)  the housing to which the person has access:

                              (i)  damages, or is likely to damage, the person’s health; or

                             (ii)  threatens or is likely to threaten the person’s safety; or

                            (iii)  does not provide the person with access to a reasonable level of personal amenities or the economic and social support that housing normally affords; or

                     (b)  in the circumstances, the adequacy, safety, security or affordability of the housing to which the person has access is adversely affected or may be adversely affected; or

                     (c)  the person does not have a right to remain, or a reasonable expectation of being able to remain, in the housing to which the person has access.


 

Schedule 1—Repeals

Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods– Classes of Persons) (FaHCSIA) Specification 2009 (No. 1)

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument

Social Security (Administration) (Ending Unemployment Non-payment Periods– Classes of Persons) (DEEWR) Specification 2009 (No. 1)

2  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument