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Social Security Regulations 2022

Authoritative Version
Regulations as made
This instrument repeals and remakes the Social Security Regulation 2012 and specifies particular ‘humanitarian purposes’ relating to overseas portability of certain social security payments.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 16 Sep 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Sep-2022
Tabled Senate26-Sep-2022

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Social Security Regulations 2022

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated                                       15 September 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Amanda Rishworth

Minister for Social Services

 

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Meaning of humanitarian purpose                                                                                     2

6............ Meaning of humanitarian purpose................................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Social Security Regulation 2012                                                                                                        3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Social Security Regulations 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.

17 September 2022

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 the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

1991 Act has the same meaning as in the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.

Australian resident has the same meaning as in subsection 7(2) of the 1991 Act.

family member has the same meaning as in subsection 23(14) of the 1991 Act.

Part 2Meaning of humanitarian purpose

  

6  Meaning of humanitarian purpose

                   For the purposes of paragraph 1212B(c) of the 1991 Act, the following purposes are specified:

                     (a)  attendance, as a formally selected member of the Australian Paralympic Team, for participation as a competitor at the international athletic competition known as the Paralympic Games;

                     (b)  attendance, within the 12‑month period before the international athletic competition known as the Paralympic Games, by a person receiving a disability support pension, for participation as an athlete at an athletic competition or other event, if:

                              (i)  that attendance is necessary to qualify as a competitor at the Paralympic Games; or

                             (ii)  that attendance is necessary to prepare as a competitor for the Paralympic Games (whether or not the person has qualified as such a competitor);

                     (c)  attendance, at a memorial service that has been approved by the Australian Government to commemorate an event involving the death or serious injury of an Australian resident, as one of the following persons:

                              (i)  an Australian resident who was seriously injured in the event;

                             (ii)  a family member of an Australian resident who died or was seriously injured in the event.

Examples of an event:         A war, an act of terrorism, a natural disaster.


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Social Security Regulation 2012

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.