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This instrument determines that certain payments under the ACT Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Scheme are exempt lump sums for the purposes of paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Social Security Act 1991.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 11 Apr 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
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Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum – ACT Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Scheme Payments) Determination 2022

 

 

I, Caitlin Delaney, Acting Group Manager of the Pensions, Housing and Homelessness Group, Department of Social Services, make the following Determination.

Dated               7 April 2022               

Caitlin Delaney

Acting Group Manager of the Pensions, Housing and Homelessness Group, Department of Social Services

 

 

 


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

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

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

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

5......... Exempt lump sum............................................................................................................ 2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum – ACT Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Scheme Payments) Determination 2022.

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

ACT means the Australian Capital Territory.

ACT Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Payment Scheme means an administrative scheme operated by the ACT Government to provide ex gratia lump sum payments for claims relating to a loose-fill asbestos-related disease diagnosed on or after 1 January 2014.

asbestos disease support payment means a lump sum payment made by the ACT Government to or on behalf of an individual or their financial dependant in accordance with the ACT Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Payment Scheme.

Exempt lump sum

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 8(11)(d) of the Act, the gross amount of an asbestos disease support payment covered by subsection (2) is an exempt lump sum.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), this subsection covers the following asbestos disease support payments:

                     (a)  an asbestos disease support payment made to the individual in relation to gratuitous attendant care expenses;

                     (b)  an asbestos disease support payment made in relation to attendant care and household services by third parties;

                     (c)  an asbestos disease support payment made in relation to home and vehicle modifications;

                     (d)  an asbestos disease support payment made in relation to funeral expenses;

                     (e)  an asbestos disease support payment made in relation to financial advice;

                      (f)  an asbestos disease support payment made to the individual in relation to a dependant lump sum payment.