This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force on 1 October 1989 the Social Security Amendment Act 1989.
Sections 2 and 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1989 amend sections 28 and 32 of the Social Security Act 1964 relating to orphans' benefits and family benefits.
At present an orphan's benefit or a family benefit may be continued until the last day of the pay period that occurs nearest to 31 December in the year in which the child attains the age of 18 years, if the child is totally incapacitated from earning a living, or for the purpose of assisting in the further education of the child.
The amendments change the criteria under which the benefits may be so continued.
The benefits may be continued if a child aged 16 years or over is not—
Section 4 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1989 amends section 60 of the Social Security Act 1964 relating to the period for which an unemployment benefit is payable.
The amendment provides that in the case of an unmarried person of or over the age of 16 years and under the age of 18 years, without dependent children, the Director-General of Social Welfare shall postpone the date of commencement of the benefit until the first day of the 27th week following the later of the date on which the applicant ceased attending secondary school or the date on which the applicant attained the age of 16 years, unless—
The amendment is to apply in respect of applications for unemployment benefit made on or after 1 October 1989.