Social Security Regulations 2018

Subpart 9—Recovery of debt

207 Exceptions to duty to recover debts

(1)

MSD’s duty under section 362 of the Act to recover debts is subject to—

(a)

regulation 208 (debts caused wholly or partly by errors to which debtors did not intentionally contribute):

(b)

subpart 11 (debt recovery suspension) of this Part, or any other regulations (providing for remittance or suspension of debt) made under section 444 of the Act:

(c)

a determination (about debts that it is uneconomic to recover) made under subclause (2):

(d)

an authorisation (about debts that are to be written off) of the kind specified in subclause (3).

(2)

MSD may, for the purposes of subclause (1)(c), make a written determination specifying any 1 or more debts, or any 1 or more classes, descriptions, or kinds of debts, that it is uneconomic to recover.

(3)

An authorisation referred to in subclause (1)(d) is a written authorisation (for example, a delegation)—

(a)

given jointly by the Minister and by the Minister of Finance for public finance purposes generally; and

(b)

that specifies any 1 or more classes, descriptions, or kinds of debts as debts that are to be written off.

Compare: 1964 No 136 s 86(1A)