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ADMIN 2023/160


Social Security (AGDRP Qualification) Determination 2023

I, Murray Watt, Minister for Emergency Management, under subsection 1061K(3A) of the Social Security Act 1991 (the Act), determine that a person can qualify for an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) if the person:

 (a) has been in Australia for:

 (i) a period of no less than 13 weeks; or

 (ii) two or more periods of no less than 13 weeks in total;

  within the period of 19 weeks ending on the day a major disaster is determined under subsection 36(1) of the Act; and

 (b) is a person mentioned in paragraph 1061K(3A)(b) of the Act.

Note: Item 4 of the table under subsection 36(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that a period of time referred to in an Act that is expressed to end at, on or with a specified day includes that day.


This determination commences on the day after it is registered.



Dated    16 October 2023

Murray Watt

Minister for Emergency Management