Social Security Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1)

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 14 April 2016

Peter Cosgrove


By His Excellency’s Command

Christian Porter

Minister for Social Services








1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Schedules

Schedule 1—Amendments

Social Security Regulation 2012

1  Name

  This is the Social Security Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1).

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




1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

20 April 2016

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments


Social Security Regulation 2012

1  After paragraph 4(a)


 (aa) attendance, within the 12month 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);

2  At the end of the regulation


6  Application—amendments made by the Social Security Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1)

  The amendment made by item 1 of the Social Security Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1) applies in relation to:

 (a) the Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2016; and

 (b) future Paralympic Games.