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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019

Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 Sep 2019
Second reading moved 11 Sep 2019
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2019
Second reading agreed to 02 Dec 2019
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2019
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2019
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2019

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of 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.
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