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Social Security (Essential Medical Equipment Payment ā€“ Residences) Specification 2022

I, Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, make the following Specification.

Dated 21 January 2022   

Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services





1  Name

2  Commencement

3  Authority

4  Definitions

5  Residences


1  Name

  This instrument is the Social Security (Essential Medical Equipment Payment ā€“ Residences) Specification 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




1.  The whole of this instrument

1 April 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Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 paragraph 917C(3)(c) of the Social Security Act 1991.

4  Definitions

  In this instrument:

Act means the Social Security Act 1991.

5  Residences

(1)  Every residence located in Australia that is not a private residence, but is a personā€™s home is a specified residence for the purposes of paragraph 917C(1)(a) and (b) of the Act except for the following:

(a)    Residences in which the person is in residential care for the purposes of the Act;

(b)    Hospitals or other medical facilities;

(c)    Residential rehabilitation centres;

(d)    Gaol, or any place in which a person may be lawfully detained while under sentence for conviction of an offence and not on release on parole or licence;

(e)    Detention centres.