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  • repealed
  • Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 26 November 2018, pursuant to section 455(1) of the Social Security Act 2018 (2018 No 32).
49 Section 117 amended (Sanctions that may be imposed for failures)


Before section 117(1), insert:


If 2 or more failures of a beneficiary to comply with 1 or more specified obligations under this Act are under section 113(2A) included by the chief executive in a notice given to the beneficiary under section 113,—


all the 2 or more failures included in the notice (so long as at least 2 of them are not disputed by the beneficiary) are treated as 1 failure for the purposes of this section and section 119; and


the beneficiary must be sanctioned on that basis of that 1 failure (as a first, second, or third failure).


After section 117(1), insert:


Subsection (1) is subject to subsections (1B) and (1C).


Cancellation under subsection (1)(c) of the person’s benefit (unless it is not a main benefit under this Act) is the sanction that the chief executive must apply if any failure referred to in subsection (1) is a failure under section 116B(1)(e) to comply with the obligation in section 102A(1)(b) (the work test obligation to accept any offer of suitable employment).


Subsection (1B) applies whether the failure under section 116B(1)(e) and that is mentioned in subsection (1B) is for the purposes of subsection (1) a first, a second, or a third failure.