Second Reading Speeches

Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the

Social Security Act 1991
to: increase the income free area that applies for recipients of Newstart Allowance, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Parenting Payment (Partnered) and Sickness Allowance; extend eligibility for the Pensioner Education Supplement to single principal carer parents receiving Newstart Allowance payments; and provide a 12-week extension of eligibility for the Pensioner Concessioner Card to single parents who are no longer qualified for Parenting Payment (Single) because their youngest child has turned eight years of age and who do not qualify for another income support payment due to earnings from employment.

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