Social Security Act 1964

  • repealed
  • Social Security Act 1964: repealed, on 26 November 2018, by section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).
40C Supported living payment: on ground of sickness, injury, disability, or total blindness: medical examination

(1)

This section applies to a person who is an applicant for, or a person in receipt of, a supported living payment on the ground of sickness, injury, disability, or total blindness.

(2)

The chief executive may require the applicant or beneficiary to submit himself or herself for examination by a medical practitioner or a psychologist. The medical practitioner or psychologist must be agreed for the purpose between the applicant or beneficiary and the chief executive, or, failing agreement, must be nominated by the chief executive.

(3)

The medical practitioner or psychologist must certify whether, in the medical practitioner’s or psychologist’s opinion, the applicant or beneficiary is, or is not, or whether there is doubt about whether the applicant or beneficiary is or is not,—

(a)

permanently and severely restricted in his or her capacity for work; or (as the case may be)

(b)

totally blind.

(4)

A certificate given under this section must state the grounds upon which the opinion is founded.

(5)

A certificate given under this section must, in the case of doubt referred to in subsection (3), and may, in any other case, indicate a date for review of the permanency, severity, or both, of the applicant’s or beneficiary’s sickness, injury, or disability.

Section 40C: inserted, on 15 July 2013, by section 17 of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 13).