Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations 2000


Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations 2000


These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Health.

Pursuant to section 52 of the Health and Disability Services Act 1993 and section 132A of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 April 2000.

3 Eligibility for community services cards
  • (1) Regulation 8(1)(a) of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subparagraph:

    • (vii) a veteran's pension:.

    (2) [Revoked]

    (3) [Revoked]

    Subsections (2) and (3) were revoked, as from 1 April 2002, by regulation 6 Health Entitlement Cards Amendment Regulations 2002 (SR 2002/57).

4 Consequential revocations

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2000, amend the Health Entitlement Cards Regulations 1993 as follows:

  • (a) an amendment is made to ensure that recipients of a veteran's pension are entitled to a community services card, regardless of the person's income level; and

  • (b) the income thresholds for eligibility for a community services card are increased as follows on and after the date shown:

     Current1 April 2000
    Unmarried in shared accommodation17,76918,586
    Unmarried living alone18,84619,689
    2-person family28,00029,398
    3-person family32,84634,243
    4-person family37,69239,089
    5-person family42,53843,935
    6-person family47,38548,782

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 March 2000.

  • 1 SR 1993/169