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SOCIAL SECURITY (ADMINISTRATION) ACT 1999


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   2A.     Application of the Criminal Code  
   3.      Interpretation  
   4.      Social security law  
   5.      Manner of giving notice  
   6.      Effect of certain determinations  
   6A.     Secretary may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions  
   6B.     Norfolk Island  

   PART 2--GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

   7.      General administration of social security law  
   8.      Principles of administration  
   10.     Agreement on administrative arrangements  

   PART 3--PROVISION OF BENEFITS

           Division 1--Claim for social security payment or concession card

              Subdivision A--Need for claim

   11.     General rule  

              Subdivision B--Cases where claim not necessary

   12.     Deemed claim in certain cases  
   12A.    One-off payment to the aged  
   12AAA.  One-off payments to older Australians  
   12AA.   One-off payments to carers  
   12AB.   Economic security strategy payment and training and learning bonus  
   12AC.   One-off energy assistance payment  
   12B.    Language, literacy and numeracy supplement  
   12C.    Utilities allowance  
   12D.    Energy supplement  
   12DA.   Quarterly pension supplement  
   12DB.   Quarterly energy supplement  
   12E.    Child disability assistance  
   12F.    Carer allowance  
   12G.    Carer supplement  
   12H.    Relocation scholarship payment  
   12K.    Clean energy advance  
   13.     Deemed claim--person contacting Department about a claim for a social security payment  
   14.     Deemed claim--person contacting Department about a claim for a concession card  
   15.     Deemed claim--incorrect or inappropriate claims  
   15A.    Deemed claim--certain claims for carer allowance  

              Subdivision C--Manner of making a claim

   16.     How to make a claim  
   17.     Special requirements regarding claims for pension bonus  
   18.     Additional provisions regarding claim for special employment advance  
   19.     Special requirements regarding claims for essential medical equipment payment  

              Subdivision E--Time limits for claims for pension bonus

   20.     Interpretation  
   21.     General rule  
   22.     Last bonus period a full-year period  
   23.     Last bonus period a part-year period  
   24.     Claim by exempt partnered person  
   25.     Claim where membership has become non-accruing  
   26.     Claim where person has post-75 work period  

              Subdivision EA--Time limits for claims for pension bonus bereavement payment

   26A.    General rule  
   26B.    Extension  

              Subdivision EB--Time limits for claims for student start-up loans

   26C.    Time limit for claim  

              Subdivision F--Time limit for claims for fares allowance

   27.     Time limit for claim  

              Subdivision FAA--Time limit for claims for Disaster Recovery Allowance

   27AA.   Time limit for claims for Disaster Recovery Allowance  

              Subdivision FA--Time limit for claims for AGDRP

   27A.    Time limit for claim  

              Subdivision FB--Time limit for claims for AVTOP

   27B.    Time limit for claims for AVTOP  

              Subdivision G--Age requirement for certain claims

   28.     Claims for disability support pension  

              Subdivision H--Residence requirements for claimants

   29.     General rule  
   30.     Residence requirements for claimants for special benefit  
   30A.    Exclusion from section 29 residence requirement of crisis payment claimants holding certain visas  
   31.     Exclusion of certain claims from requirements of section 29  
   31A.    Exclusion of certain claims by special category visa holders from section 29 residence requirement  
   32.     Claims for sickness allowance  

              Subdivision I--Withdrawal of claim

   33.     Right to withdraw  
   34.     Manner of withdrawal  

              Subdivision J--Special provision for certain claims

   35.     Claims by persons in gaol etc.  
   35A.    Claims for advance pharmaceutical allowance  
   35B.    Secondary victim claims for AVTOP  

           Division 2--Determination of claim

   36.     Obligation of Secretary to determine claim  
   37.     Grant of claim  
   37AA.   Grant of claim--schooling requirements  
   37A.    Duration of certain health care cards  
   38.     Refusal of claim for special employment advance  
   39.     Deemed refusal of claim  
   40.     Rejection of claim for failure to obtain foreign payment  

           Division 3--Commencement of social security payment

   41.     Commencement  
   42.     Start day  

           Division 3A--Compliance with obligations in relation to participation payments

              Subdivision A--Object of this Division

   42A.    Simplified outline  
   42B.    Object of this Division  

              Subdivision B--No show no pay failures

   42C.    No show no pay failures  
   42D.    Deducting the penalty amount  

              Subdivision C--Connection and reconnection failures

   42E.    Connection failures  
   42F.    Requiring a person to apply for job vacancies  
   42G.    Reconnection requirements  
   42H.    Reconnection failures  
   42J.    Further reconnection requirements  
   42K.    Notification requirements  
   42L.    Deduction of penalty amount  

              Subdivision D--Serious failures

   42M.    Serious failure for persistent non-compliance  
   42N.    Serious failure for refusing or failing to accept an offer of suitable employment  
   42NA.   Comprehensive compliance assessment  
   42NC.   Determination about serious failure requirements and severe financial hardship  
   42P.    Consequences of serious failure  
   42Q.    Ending serious failure periods  
   42R.    Determining that participation payments payable  

              Subdivision E--Unemployment resulting from a voluntary act or misconduct

   42S.    Unemployment resulting from a voluntary act or misconduct  

              Subdivision EA--Immediate non-payment of participation payments for certain failures

   42SA.   Immediate non-payment of participation payments for certain failures  

              Subdivision EB--Failures by certain recipients of parenting payments

   42SB.   Suspension of payments for certain failures  

              Subdivision EC--Non-attendance failures

   42SC.   Non-attendance failures  
   42SD.   Deduction of penalty amount  

              Subdivision F--General provisions

   42T.    Legislative instrument determining method for working out penalty amount  
   42U.    Legislative instruments relating to reasonable excuse  
   42UA.   Prior notification of excuse  
   42V.    Deduction from any participation payment  
   42W.    Penalty amount not a debt  
   42X.    Payability  
   42Y.    Day of determination  
   42YA.   Relationship between Subdivisions of this Division  
   42Z.    Relationship with section 80  

           Division 4--Payment of social security payment

   43.     Payment by instalments  
   44.     Payment of instalments to person or nominee  
   45.     Payment of youth allowance--person under 18 and not independent  
   46.     Payment of special employment advance  
   46A.    Payment of AGDRP  
   46B.    Payment of AVTOP  
   47.     Payment of lump sum benefits  
   47A.    Payment of one-off payment to the aged  
   47AA.   Payment of one-off payments to older Australians  
   47AB.   Payment of carer supplement  
   47AC.   Payment of one-off energy assistance payment  
   47B.    Payment of one-off payments to carers  
   47C.    Payment of economic security strategy payments and training and learning bonuses  
   47CA.   Payment of activity supplement or farm financial assessment supplement  
   47D.    Payment of clean energy advance  
   47DAA.  Payment of essential medical equipment payment  
   47DA.   Relocation scholarship payments  
   47DB.   Student start-up loans  
   48.     Payment of telephone allowance  
   48A.    Payment of utilities allowance  
   48B.    Payment of energy supplement  
   48C.    Payment of quarterly pension supplement  
   48D.    Payment of quarterly energy supplement  
   49.     Timing of payment of fares allowance  
   50.     To whom fares allowance is to be paid  
   50A.    Payment of child disability assistance  
   51.     Advance in case of severe financial hardship  
   52.     Payment of certain amounts outside Australia  
   53.     Payment of instalments where pension received under other legislation  
   54.     Rounding off instalments of social security payments  
   55.     Payment into bank account etc.  
   56.     Youth allowance--failure to nominate parent  
   57.     Change of particular payday  
   58.     Payment of social security payment after death  
   59.     Payment of pension bonus or pension bonus bereavement payment after death  

           Division 5--Protection of social security payments

   60.     Protection of social security payment  
   61.     Deduction at request of recipient--payments to Commissioner of Taxation  
   61A.    Deduction at request of recipient--other payments  
   62.     Effect of garnishee or attachment order  

           Division 6--Requirement to provide information, undergo medical examination etc

              Subdivision A--General

   63.     Requirement to attend Department etc.  
   64.     Effect of failing to comply with requirement to attend Department etc.  
   65.     Medical certificate in support of claim for sickness allowance  
   66.     Notice to obtain foreign payment  

              Subdivision B--Requirement to give information about change of circumstances etc

   66A.    General requirement to inform of a change of circumstances etc.  
   67.     Person who has made a claim  
   68.     Person receiving social security payment or holding concession card  
   69.     Person who has received a social security payment or who has held a concession card  
   70.     Care receiver in respect of whom carer payment being made  
   70A.    Person who is subject to the income management regime etc.  
   70B.    Person who is subject to cashless welfare arrangements etc.  
   72.     Provisions relating to notice  
   73.     Application of provisions  
   74.     Offence--failure to comply with notice  

              Subdivision C--Provision of tax file numbers

   75.     Secretary's power to request tax file numbers  
   76.     Effect of failure by person to satisfy request for person's tax file number  
   77.     Effect of failure by person to satisfy request for partner's or related person's tax file number  

           Division 7--Various determinations

              Subdivision A--Provisions relating to social security payments

   78A.    When this Subdivision does not apply  
   78.     Rate increase determination  
   79.     Rate reduction determination  
   80.     Cancellation or suspension determination  
   81.     Cancellation or suspension for non-compliance with certain notices  
   81A.    Rate reduction determination for non-compliance with notice relating to rent assistance  
   82.     Cancellation or suspension for failure to take action to obtain foreign payment  
   83.     Changes to payments by computer  
   84.     Automatic transfer by computer  
   85.     Resumption of payment after cancellation or suspension  
   85A.    Rate increase determination following rate reduction for non-compliance with notice relating to rent assistance  

              Subdivision B--Provisions relating to concession cards

   86.     Cancellation--person not qualified  
   87.     Cancellation--non-compliance with certain notices  
   88.     Changes to qualification by computer  
   89.     Resumption of qualification  

           Division 8--Automatic cancellations and variations

              Subdivision A--Social security payments

   90A.    When this Subdivision does not apply  
   90.     Automatic cancellation--transfer to new payment type  
   91.     Automatic cancellation of parenting payment on transfer to new payment type--member of couple  
   93.     Automatic cancellation--recipient complying with subsection 68(2) notice  
   94.     Automatic cancellation--recipient not complying with subsection 68(2) notice  
   95.     Automatic cancellation--failure to provide statement under subsection 68(2)  
   95A.    Automatic cancellation of carer payment for non-compliance with section 70 notice  
   95B.    Automatic suspension or cancellation--carer allowance  
   95C.    Social security payment--suspension instead of cancellation under section 93 or 94  
   96.     Disability support pension--suspension instead of cancellation under section 93  
   97.     Disability support pension--suspension taken to have been under section 96  
   97A.    Disability support pension--suspension instead of cancellation under section 94 (person obtains work)  
   97B.    Disability support pension--suspension instead of cancellation under section 94 (person's income)  
   98.     Automatic rate reduction--partner starting to receive pension or benefit  
   99.     Automatic rate reduction--recipient complying with subsection 68(2) notice  
   100.    Automatic rate reduction--recipient not complying with subsection 68(2) notice  
   101.    Automatic rate reduction--receipt of pension by person receiving parenting payment  
   103.    Changes to payments by computer following automatic cancellation or reduction  

              Subdivision B--Concession cards

   104.    Automatic cancellation--holder complying with subsection 68(4) notice  
   105.    Automatic cancellation--holder not complying with subsection 68(4) notice  
   106.    Changes by computer following automatic cancellation  
   106A.   Automatic cancellation on cessation of qualification  

              Subdivision C--Additional provision for certain pensioner concession cards and automatic issue health care cards

   106B.   Automatic cancellation  

           Division 9--Date of effect of determinations

              Subdivision A--Determinations relating to claims

   107.    General rule  

              Subdivision B--Determinations under section 78, 81A, 85 or 85A

   108.    Definition  
   109.    Date of effect of favourable determination resulting from review  
   109A.   Date of effect of determination under section 78 resulting from review required by section 126A  
   110.    Date of effect of favourable determination  
   110A.   Date of effect of favourable determinations resuming payment after suspensions relating to non-compliance  
   111.    Date of effect of section 78 determination resulting from indexation or adjustment  
   114.    Date of effect of other favourable determinations  

              Subdivision C--Determinations under section 89

   115.    Definition  
   116.    Date of effect of favourable determination resulting from review--concession cards  

              Subdivision D--Date of effect of adverse determinations relating to social security payments

   117.    Definition  
   118.    Date of effect of adverse determinations--general rules  
   120.     Additional rules in the case of carer payment  

              Subdivision E--Date of effect of adverse determinations relating to concession cards

   121.    Definition  
   122.    Date of effect of adverse determinations  

           Division 10--Continuing effect of determinations

   123.    Continuing effect of determinations  

           Division 11--Estimates and verification of maintenance income for Youth Allowance Rate Calculator

   123AA.  Estimate of maintenance income for Youth Allowance Rate Calculator  
   123AB.  Verification of maintenance income for Youth Allowance Rate Calculator  
   123AC.  Annualised maintenance income free area  
   123AD.  Annual amount of estimated maintenance income  

   PART 3A--NOMINEES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   123A.   Definitions  

           Division 2--Appointment of nominees

   123B.   Appointment of payment nominee  
   123C.   Appointment of correspondence nominee  
   123D.   Provisions relating to appointments  
   123E.   Suspension and revocation of nominee appointments  

           Division 3--Payments to payment nominee

   123F.   Payment of instalments etc. to payment nominee  

           Division 4--Functions and responsibilities of nominees

   123G.   Definition  
   123H.   Actions of correspondence nominee on behalf of benefit recipient  
   123I.   Giving of notices to correspondence nominee  
   123J.   Compliance by correspondence nominee  
   123K.   Notification by nominee of matters affecting ability to act as nominee  
   123L.   Statement by payment nominee regarding disposal of money  

           Division 5--Other matters

   123M.   Protection of principal against liability for actions of nominee  
   123N.   Protection of nominee against criminal liability  
   123O.   Duty of nominee to principal  
   123P.   Saving of Secretary's powers of revocation  
   123Q.   Saving of Secretary's powers to give notices to principal  
   123R.   Notification of nominee where notice given to principal  
   123S.   Right of nominee to attend with principal  

   PART 3B--INCOME MANAGEMENT REGIME

           Division 1--Introduction

   123TA.  Simplified outline  
   123TB.  Objects  
   123TC.  Definitions  
   123TF.  Declared child protection State or Territory  
   123TG.  Declared primary school area and declared secondary school area  
   123TGAA.Recognised State/Territory authority  
   123TGAB.Recognised State or Territory  
   123TGA. Declared voluntary income management area  
   123TH.  Priority needs  
   123TI.  Excluded goods and excluded services  
   123TJ.  Pornographic material  
   123TK.  Eligible recipient  

           Division 2--Persons subject to the income management regime

              Subdivision A--Situations in which a person is subject to the income management regime

   123UA.  Persons subject to the income management regime  
   123UC.  Persons subject to the income management regime--child protection  
   123UCA. Persons subject to the income management regime--vulnerable welfare payment recipients  
   123UCB. Persons subject to the income management regime--disengaged youth  
   123UCC. Persons subject to the income management regime--long-term welfare payment recipients  
   123UD.  Persons subject to the income management regime--school enrolment  
   123UE.  Persons subject to the income management regime--school attendance  
   123UF.  Persons subject to the income management regime--Queensland Commission  
   123UFAA.Persons subject to the income management regime--other State/Territory referrals  
   123UFA. Persons subject to the income management regime--voluntary income management agreement  

              Subdivision BA--Additional provisions relating to vulnerable welfare payment recipients

   123UGA. Vulnerable welfare payment recipients  

              Subdivision BB--Additional provisions relating to disengaged youth and long-term welfare payment recipients

   123UGB. Exempt welfare payment recipient--inclusion in specified class  
   123UGC. Exempt welfare payment recipient--person is not the principal carer of a child  
   123UGD. Exempt welfare payment recipient--person is the principal carer of a child  
   123UGF. Full-time student  
   123UGG. School age child  

              Subdivision C--Additional provisions relating to school enrolment and attendance

   123UH.  Eligible care child  
   123UI.  Applicable school period  
   123UJ.  Eligible care period  
   123UK.  Unsatisfactory school attendance situation  
   123UL.  Formal warning--unsatisfactory school attendance situation  

              Subdivision D--Voluntary income management agreements

   123UM.  Voluntary income management agreement  
   123UN.  Duration of voluntary income management agreement  
   123UO.  Termination of voluntary income management agreement  

           Division 3--Establishment of the Income Management Record

   123VA.  Establishment of the Income Management Record  
   123VC.  Bank account  

           Division 4--Income management accounts

              Subdivision A--Income management accounts

   123WA.  Income management accounts  
   123WB.  Opening of income management accounts  
   123WC.  Closing of income management accounts  
   123WD.  Income management accounts may have a nil balance  
   123WE.  One income management account per person  
   123WF.  Credits to, and debits from, a person's income management account  

              Subdivision B--Account statements

   123WG.  Internet and telephone access to account statements etc.  
   123WH.  Person may request account statements  
   123WI.  Account statements to be given  

              Subdivision C--Miscellaneous

   123WJ.  Payment of credit balances of income management accounts--person ceases to be subject to the income management regime  
   123WJA. Ceasing payment of credit balances of income management accounts--person becomes subject to the income management regime again  
   123WK.  Payment into bank account etc. of credit balances of income management accounts--person ceases to be subject to the income management regime  
   123WL.  Payment of credit balances of income management accounts--person dies  
   123WM.  Payment into bank account etc. of credit balances of income management accounts--person dies  
   123WN.  Crediting of amounts to income management accounts--Ministerial rules  

           Division 5--Deductions from welfare payments

              Subdivision B--Child protection

   123XI.  Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XJ.  Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision BA--Vulnerable welfare payment recipients

   123XJA. Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XJB. Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision BB--Disengaged youth and long-term welfare payment recipients

   123XJC. Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XJD. Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision C--School enrolment and attendance

   123XK.  Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XL.  Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision D--Queensland Commission

   123XM.  Deductions from category Q welfare payments--instalments  
   123XN.  Deductions from category Q welfare payments--lump sums  
   123XO.  Deductions from category S welfare payments--instalments  
   123XP.  Deductions from category S welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision DAA--Other State

   123XPAA.Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XPAB.Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision DA--Voluntary income management agreements

   123XPA. Deductions from category I welfare payments--instalments  
   123XPB. Deductions from category I welfare payments--lump sums  

              Subdivision DB--Economic security strategy payments and household stimulus payments

   123XPC. Deductions from economic security strategy payments  
   123XPD. Deductions from household stimulus payments  

              Subdivision DC--Relocation scholarship payments

   123XPG. Deductions from relocation scholarship payments  

              Subdivision DE--Clean energy income-managed payments

   123XPJ. Deductions from clean energy income-managed payments  

              Subdivision DF--ETR income-managed payments

   123XPK. Deductions from ETR income-managed payments  

              Subdivision E--Deducted amount taken to have been paid

   123XQ.  Deducted amount taken to have been paid  

           Division 6--Debits from income management accounts

              Subdivision A--General

   123YA.  Priority needs--application of income management account  
   123YB.  Secretary must have regard to the best interests of children  

              Subdivision B--Restricted debits

   123YC.  Vouchers--general  
   123YD.  Vouchers--Part 3B payment nominee  
   123YE.  Stored value cards--general  
   123YF.  Stored value cards--Part 3B payment nominee  
   123YG.  Expense payment--general  
   123YH.  Expense payment--Part 3B payment nominee  
   123YI.  Crediting of account--general  
   123YJ.  Crediting of account--Part 3B payment nominee  
   123YK.  Transfers to accounts--general  
   123YL.  Transfers to accounts--Part 3B payment nominee  
   123YM.  Restricted direct payment--general  
   123YN.  Restricted direct payment--Part 3B payment nominee  

              Subdivision C--Unrestricted debits

   123YO.  Unrestricted direct payment--general  
   123YP.  Unrestricted direct payment--Part 3B payment nominee  

              Subdivision D--Miscellaneous action

   123YQ.  Miscellaneous action  
   123YR.  Credit of income management account in error  

           Division 7--Information

   123ZB.  Information-gathering powers--school enrolment and attendance  
   123ZC.  Child protection--notice of cancellation of category H welfare payments  
   123ZD.  Queensland Commission--notice of cancellation of welfare payments  
   123ZDA. Other State/Territory referrals--notice of cancellation of category H welfare payments  
   123ZE.  Disclosure of information to the Secretary--child protection  
   123ZEA. Disclosure of information to the Secretary--Queensland Commission  
   123ZEAA.Disclosure of information to the Secretary--other State/Territory referrals  
   123ZEB. Disclosure of information to the Secretary--school enrolment and attendance  

           Division 8--Debt recovery etc

   123ZF.  Person other than payee obtaining payment of a cheque  
   123ZG.  Misuse of vouchers and stored value cards  
   123ZH.  Repayment of money credited to an account  
   123ZI.  Breach of condition relating to crediting of account  
   123ZIA. Balance of income management account falls below value of action taken under Division 6  
   123ZJ.  Value of action taken under Division 6 exceeds credit balance of income management account  
   123ZJA. Action purportedly taken under Division 6 as a result of administrative error  

           Division 9--Miscellaneous

   123ZK.  Secretary must comply with certain directions given by the Queensland Commission  
   123ZL.  Surrender of unused vouchers and unused stored value cards  
   123ZM.  Vouchers  
   123ZN.  Appropriation  
   123ZNA. Recording of amounts in accounts and records  
   123ZO.  This Part has effect despite other provisions etc.  

   PART 3C--SCHOOLING REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1--General

   124.    Scope  
   124A.   Enrolment and attendance at school  
   124B.   Schooling requirement child  
   124C.   Schooling requirement determination  
   124D.   Schooling requirement payments  
   124E.   Application to payments under the Veterans' Entitlements Act  

           Division 2--School enrolment

   124F.   School enrolment--enrolment notices  
   124G.   School enrolment--condition of schooling requirement payments  
   124H.   School enrolment--suspension or cancellation for non-compliance with enrolment notice  
   124J.   School enrolment--when payments become payable after suspension  

           Division 3--School attendance notices

   124K.   School attendance--attendance notices  
   124L.   School attendance--condition of schooling requirement payments  
   124M.   School attendance--suspension or cancellation for non-compliance with attendance notice  
   124N.   School attendance--when payments become payable after suspension  

           Division 3A--School attendance plans

   124NA.  When this Division applies  
   124NB.  Conference notices  
   124NC.  School attendance plans  
   124ND.  Compliance notices  
   124NE.  School attendance--condition of schooling requirement payments  
   124NF.  School attendance--suspension or cancellation for non-compliance with compliance notice  
   124NG.  School attendance--when payments become payable after suspension  

           Division 4--Information about schooling

   124P.   Schooling requirements--information about schooling  

           Division 5--General provisions

   124PA.  Relationship between Divisions of this Part  

   PART 3D--TRIAL OF CASHLESS WELFARE ARRANGEMENTS

           Division 1--Introduction

   124PB.  Simplified outline  
   124PC.  Objects  
   124PD.  Definitions  
   124PE.  Community body  

           Division 2--Persons subject to cashless welfare arrangements

              Subdivision A--Trial of cashless welfare arrangements

   124PF.  Trial of cashless welfare arrangements  
   124PG.  Trial participants  

              Subdivision B--Voluntary participation in cashless welfare arrangements

   124PH.  Voluntary participants  
   124PI.  Minister may determine that persons may not be voluntary participants  

           Division 3--Cashless welfare arrangement rules

              Subdivision A--Splitting and payment of restrictable payments

   124PJ.  Restrictable payment to be split into restricted and unrestricted portions  
   124PK.  Secretary must comply with directions given by a community body  
   124PL.  Payment of restricted portion of restrictable payment  

              Subdivision B--Recipient's use of restrictable payments etc

   124PM.  Recipient's use of funds from restrictable payments  

           Division 4--Information

   124PN.  Disclosure of information to the Secretary--financial institution  
   124PO.  Disclosure of information to the Secretary--community body  

           Division 5--Miscellaneous

   124PP.  Welfare restricted bank accounts  
   124PQ.  Exceptions to Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   124PR.  This Part has effect despite other provisions etc.  

   PART 4--INTERNAL REVIEW OF DECISIONS

           Division 1--Effect of Part

   124Q.   Application of Part to decisions under repealed laws  
   125.    Decisions by officers under instruments  

           Division 2--Internal review

   126.    Review of decisions by Secretary  
   126A.   Review of determination of youth allowance rate in relation to maintenance income  
   127.    Decisions that are not reviewable by the Secretary  
   128.    Notice to AAT Registrar  
   129.    Application for review  
   130.    Withdrawal of application  
   131.    Secretary may continue payment pending outcome of application for review  
   132.    Guidelines for exercise of Secretary's power to continue payment  
   135.    Review of decisions following application under section 129  
   136.    Notice of decision on review  
   137.    Certain decisions not to be revived  
   138.    Notification of further rights of review  

           Division 2A--Internal review of certain Commissioner decisions relating to student start-up loans

   138A.   Decisions reviewable under this Division  
   138B.   Commissioner must give reasons for reviewable decisions  
   138C.   Reviewer of decisions  
   138D.   Reviewer may reconsider reviewable decisions  
   138E.   Notice to AAT Registrar  
   138F.   Reconsideration of reviewable decisions on request  
   138G.   Withdrawal of request  
   138H.   AAT review of reviewable decisions  
   138J.   Decision changed before AAT review completed  

   PART 4A--REVIEW BY THE AAT

           Division 1--Preliminary

   139.    Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--AAT first review

              Subdivision A--Preliminary

   140.    Application of Division  
   140A.   Definitions of employment pathway plan decision and section 525B decision  

              Subdivision B--AAT first review

   142.    Reviewable decisions  
   142A.   Person who made the decision  
   143.    Application requirement--employment pathway plan decisions  
   144.    Non-reviewable decisions  
   145.    Secretary may continue payment pending outcome of application for review  
   146.    Guidelines for exercise of Secretary's power to continue payment  

              Subdivision C--AAT first review

   147.    Application and modification of AAT Act  

              Subdivision D--AAT first review

   148.    Procedure on receipt of application for AAT first review  
   165.    Provision of further information by Secretary  
   165A.   Power to obtain information or documents  
   166.    Exercise by Secretary of powers under section 192  
   168.    Hearing in private  
   176.    Costs of review  
   177.    Assessment of rate of social security payment  
   178.    Notification of decisions and reasons for AAT first review  

           Division 3--AAT second review

              Subdivision A--AAT second review

   179.    Application for AAT second review  

              Subdivision B--AAT second review

   180.    Application and modification of AAT Act  

           Division 4--Matters relating to AAT first review and AAT second review

   181.    Settlement of proceedings before the AAT  
   182.    Variation or substitution of decision before AAT review determined  
   183.    Secretary or AAT may treat event as having occurred  

   PART 5--INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

           Division 1--Information gathering

   191.    Application of Division  
   192.    General power to obtain information  
   193.    Power to obtain information from a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth  
   194.    Obtaining information about a person who owes a debt to the Commonwealth  
   195.    Obtaining information to verify claims etc.  
   196.    Written notice of requirement  
   197.    Offence--failure to comply with requirement  
   198.    Obligations not affected by State or Territory laws  

           Division 2--End-of-employment statements

   199.    Request for end-of-employment statement  
   200.    Offence--failure to give end-of-employment statement  

           Division 3--Confidentiality

   201.    Operation of Division  
   201A.   Definition of officer  
   202.    Protection of personal information  
   203.    Offence--unauthorised access to information  
   204.    Offence--unauthorised use of protected information  
   204A.   Use of tax file numbers  
   205.    Offence--soliciting disclosure of protected information  
   206.    Offence--offering to supply protected information  
   207.    Protection of certain documents etc. from production to court etc.  
   208.    Disclosure of information by Secretary  
   209.    Guidelines for exercise of Secretary's disclosure powers  
   210.    Officer's declaration  

   PART 6--OFFENCES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   211.    Application of Part  

           Division 2--Offences

   212.    False statement in connection with claim or hardship request  
   213.    False statement to deceive or affect rates  
   214.    False statement or document  
   215.    Obtaining payment that is not payable  
   216.    Payment obtained through fraud etc.  

           Division 3--Penalties

   217.    Penalty for contravention of Division 2  
   218.    Repayment of social security payment  
   219.    Penalty where person convicted of more than one offence  

           Division 4--Procedural matters

   220.    Joining of charges  
   221.    Particulars of each offence  
   222.    Trial of joined charges  
   223.    Evidentiary effect of Secretary's certificate  
   224.    Enforcement of court certificate as judgment  

           Division 5--Liability of certain employers and principals for offences

              Subdivision A--Interpretation

   225.    State of mind of a person  
   228.    Offence  

              Subdivision C--Proceedings against non-corporations

   231.    State of mind of individual  
   232.    Conduct of employee or agent  
   233.    Exclusion of imprisonment as penalty for certain offences  

   PART 7--MISCELLANEOUS

   234.    Delegation  
   235.    Authorised review officers  
   236.    Decisions to be in writing  
   237.    Notice of decisions  
   238.    Payments to Commissioner of Taxation or the Child Support Registrar  
   239.    Judicial notice of certain matters  
   240.    Documentary evidence  
   240A.   Form of cards  
   240B.   Restrictions on listing of dependants  
   240C.   Issue of replacement card on expiry of certain concession cards  
   241.    Annual report  
   242.    Appropriation  
   243.    Regulations  
   243A.   Review of operation of Youth Jobs PaTH program  

   PART 8--TRANSITIONAL AND SAVING PROVISIONS

   244.    Construction of references to 1991 Act  
   245.    Correspondence of provisions  
   246.    Saving of social security payments and concession cards  
   247.    Saving of instruments under 1991 Act  
   248.    Saving of claims for social security payments and concession cards  
   249.    Transitional instalment period  
   250.    Application for amount owing at recipient's death  
   251.    Power to obtain information about events etc. before 20 March 2000  
   252.    Unfinished reviews by Secretary  
   255.    Saving of steps in review process  
   256.    Entitlements and liabilities  
   257.    Transitional regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Dictionary
           SCHEDULE 2 Rules for working out start day
           SCHEDULE 5 Provisions relating to the Chief Executive Centrelink etc.


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