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Second Reading Speeches

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
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 (or jobseeker payment from 20 March 2020) and sickness allowance from 13 weeks to 26 weeks; proposed
New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Act 2019
to make contingent amendments to a transitional provision; and
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.