Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Social Security Act 1991 to: amend the residency requirements for the age pension and the disability support pension by changing certain timeframes which need to be met before claims will be deemed payable to eligible recipients; and increase the maximum liquid assets waiting period for youth allowance, austudy, newstart allowance and sick allowance from 13 weeks to 26 weeks; Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to cease payment of the pension supplement after six weeks temporary absence overseas and immediately for permanent departures; and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 to align the income test taper rates so that all income above the higher income free area is treated equally when calculating an individual’s rate of family tax benefit Part A.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 21 Jun 2017

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Proposed amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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