Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013

  • repealed
  • Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).

Obligations to work with contracted service providers

23 New section 60GAG inserted (Obligations to work with contracted service providers)

After section 60GAF (as inserted on 15 October 2012 by section 39 of the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012), insert:

60GAG Obligations to work with contracted service providers

(1)

A person who is receiving in his or her own right, or as the spouse or partner of the person granted the benefit concerned, an emergency benefit, sole parent support, supported living payment, or jobseeker support, is subject to the following obligations:

(a)

when required by the chief executive, to attend and participate in any interview with a contracted service provider specified by the chief executive:

(b)

when required by the chief executive, to attend and participate in any assessment of the person undertaken on behalf of the chief executive by a contracted service provider specified by the chief executive:

(c)

when required by the chief executive, to co-operate with a contracted service provider specified by the chief executive in facilitating the provision of the services that the provider has been contracted to provide in relation to the person’s obligations under all or any of the following:

(i)

section 60Q (work preparation obligations):

(ii)

section 60RA(3) (social obligations):

(iii)

conditions (subject to which an emergency benefit is granted or continued) that the chief executive thinks fit to impose, or determines, under section 61(1) or (3):

(iv)

section 102A (work test obligations):

(d)

when required by the chief executive, to report to a contracted service provider specified by the chief executive on the person’s compliance with the person’s obligations under this Act as often as, and in the manner that, the provider reasonably requires.

(2)

The chief executive must take reasonable and appropriate steps to make every person on whom obligations are imposed under subsection (1) aware of—

(a)

those obligations; and

(b)

the consequences of failure to comply with those obligations.

(3)

A person who fails without a good and sufficient reason to comply with an obligation imposed on the person under subsection (1) is subject to the sanctions under section 117.