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  1. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Supported Accomodation Assistance Amendment Act 1994 (No. 175 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-16 | AUS-1994-L-40176

    Amendments in respect of, inter alia, grants for supported accommodation services and payments for the purpose of national research and development.

  2. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Housing Assistance Amendment Act 1994 (No. 34 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-03-15 | AUS-1994-L-37225

    Amends the Housing Assistance Act 1989 regarding the amounts of principal appropriation, authorisation of grants to be matched by the State, and related matters.

  3. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Children Rebate Act 1993 (No. 112 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-24 | AUS-1993-L-36549

    Consists of 6 Parts and 64 sections. Part 1 provides for commencement, definitions and application. Part 2 concerns eligibility of families to register for childcare rebate. Parts 3 and 4 regulate claims and payments of child care rebate. Part 5 deals with administrative matters and Part 6 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  4. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Public Employees Housing Act 1987 (No. 74 of 1987). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987-11-19 | AUS-1987-L-6219

  5. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Community Services Act 1987. No. 16.

    Adoption: 1987-05-12 | AUS-1987-L-3730

    Changes the title of the Community Welfare Services Act 1970 and amends it in regard to guiding principles and welfare services, inter alia.

  6. Australia - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Veterans' Entitlements Regulations. Statutory Rules 1986 No. 97.

    Adoption: 1986-05-19 | AUS-1986-R-2534

    Issued under the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986. Details, inter alia, information required for purposes of ss. 107(7) and 108(11) of the Act and other procedural matters. Schedule 1 lists the State laws which are declared relevant for purposes of s. 89(3) of the Act, with ensuing modifications of those laws.

  7. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Security (Poverty Traps Reduction) Act 1985. No. 169.

    Adoption: 1985-12-16 | AUS-1985-L-2277

    Various amendments to the Social Security Act 1947, respecting rent assistance, widows' pensions, wives' pensions, etc. Scheduled for entry into operation on 1 Nov. 1986.

  8. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Legislation Amendment Act 1982.

    Adoption: 1982-06-02 | AUS-1982-L-10662

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947 [LS 1947-Austral. 3...1951-Aust. 2] and the Social Services Amendment Act 1979. No. 37. Numerous amendments.

  9. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Amendment Act 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-10-30 | AUS-1981-L-11075

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947 [LS 1947-Aust.3...1951-Aust.2] and for related purposes. No. 159. Amends, inter alia, provisions as to pensions and sickness benefit.

  10. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Amendment Act 1979.

    Adoption: 1979-10-29 | AUS-1979-L-12439

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947 and for related purposes. No. 121. Numerous amendments.

  11. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services amendment Act 1978.

    Adoption: 1978-10-26 | AUS-1978-L-13024

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947 [LS 1947-Austral.3...1951-Aust.2]. No. 128. Numerous amendments.

  12. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Amendment Act (No. 3) 1976.

    Adoption: 1976-10-22 | AUS-1976-L-13848

    An Act relating to social services. No. 111. Numerous amendments to the Social Services Act 1947 (LS 1947-Austral.3...1951-Aust.2).

  13. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act 1975.

    Adoption: 1975-05-19 | AUS-1975-L-18628

    An Act relating to social services. No. 34. Miscellaneous amendments to the Social Services Act 1947-1974: LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2; inter alia, repeals Div. 4B of Part III.

  14. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act 1974.

    Adoption: 1974-03-22 | AUS-1974-L-15094

    An Act relating to social services [LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2]. No. 2. Miscellaneous amendments.

  15. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (No. 4) 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-09-26 | AUS-1973-L-16113

    An Act relating to social services. No. 103. Numerous amendments to the Social Services Act 1947-1972 (LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2); inter alia, repeals s. 5 and adds a new Div. 4 B (Transitional benefit for the aged blind) in Part III and a new Part VIA (Double orphans' pensions).

  16. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (No. 3) 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-06-14 | AUS-1973-L-16110

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947 - 1972 [LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2], as amended by the Social Services Act 1973 and the Social Services Act (No. 2) 1973. No. 48. Amendments to provisions respecting supporting mothers' benefits.

  17. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (No. 2) 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-05-08 | AUS-1973-L-16108

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1972 [LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2], as amended by the Social Services Act 1973. No. 26. Miscellaneous amendments.

  18. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act 1973.

    Adoption: 1973-03-16 | AUS-1973-L-16107

    An Act relating to social services. No. 1. Amends the Social Services Act 1947-1972 (LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2).

  19. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (No. 4) 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-09-27 | AUS-1972-L-16370

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1971 [LS 1947 - Austral. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2], as amended by the Social Services Acts Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of 1972. No. 79. Miscellaneous amendments.

  20. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (No. 2) 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-09-29 | AUS-1971-L-16916

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1970 [LS 1947 - Aust. 3 ... 1951 -Aust 2], as amended by the Social Services Act 1971. No. 67. Amends ss. 28, 28A, 33, 50, 63, 63A, 80, 95, 112, 112A and 114.

  21. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Service Act 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-04-07 | AUS-1971-L-16912

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1970 [LS 1947 - Aut. 3 ... 1951 - Aust. 2, as amended by the Social Services Acts Nos. 2 and 59 of 1970.

  22. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act (2) 1970.

    Adoption: 1970-09-28 | AUS-1970-L-17426

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1969 as amended by the Social Services Act 1970. No. 59. Numerous amendments.

  23. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Service Act 1947-1970.

    Adoption: 1970-03-24 | AUS-1970-L-17423

    An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the payment of Old-Age Pensions, Invalid Pensions, Widows' Pensions, Maternity Allowances, Child Endowment, Unemployment Benefits and Sickness Benefits, and other purposes. No. 2. Numerous amendments.

  24. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act 1968.

    Adoption: 1968-09-27 | AUS-1968-L-18386

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1967/1. No. 65. Numerous amendments.

  25. Australia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Services Act 1967.

    Adoption: 1967-04-21 | AUS-1967-L-18857

    An Act to amend the Social Services Act 1947-1966. No. 10. Inter alia, inserts a new Part VIIA (sheltered employment allowances).

  26. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Family charges Equalisation Act (BGBl. I Nr. 50/2015) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | AUT-2015-L-101857

    Amendments pertaining to:
    -Increase in family allowance for a considerably handicapped child
    -Automatically processed payout of family benefits.

  27. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Artists Social Insurance Fund and Arts funding contribution Act (BGBl. I Nr. 15/2015) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | AUT-2015-L-101853

    Article 1. Amendments to the Artists Social Insurance Fund and Arts funding contribution law: new:
    Section 4 Aid to artists:
    § 25a. Purpose of the aid
    § 25b. Guidelines for granting aid
    § 25c. Granting of aid
    § 25d. Advisory Council on the granting of aids
    Covered by defined contribution in the statutory social security insurance
    Article 2. Amendments to the Arts funding contribution law: evaluation of the impact of changing expenditure structure is to be made by 31st December 2017.

  28. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    International Maintenance Payments Act 2014 ((BGBl. I Nr. 34/2014) (Auslandsunterhaltsgesetz 2014 - AUG 2014) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-08-01 | AUT-2014-L-98830

    Section 1. General provisions
    Scope of application
    Designation of Central Authority
    Tasks of Central Authority
    Section 2. Strengthening of Maintenance
    Process' types
    Application through Central Authorities
    Claim types
    Application requirements
    Processing of applications in foreign countries
    Processing of applications from foreign countries
    Legal assistance
    Special provisions
    Exemptions and concessions
    Section 3. Supplementary provisions
    Implementation of specific measures
    Information about employment or insurance contracts
    Transfer of funds
    Legal aid seeker
    Execution of fraction titles
    Transitional and final provisions
    Linguistic equality

  29. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Law to amend the Law on the Supervision of the Insurance (VAG-Novelle 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2002-01-01 | AUT-2000-L-58706

    Makes amendments with regard to appointed mediators; the acquisition of shares; index and tables; and additional supervision of insurance companies.

  30. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act amending the Invalidity Act (Bundesbehindertengesetz) (No. 177/1999).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | AUT-1999-L-58152

    Amends the Invalidity Act with regard to counselling concerning technical aids and guide dogs.

  31. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act amending the General Social Insurance Act (No. 173).

    Adoption: 1999-08-19 | AUT-1999-L-59115

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Sections 8, 16, 73, 128, 175, 176, 479, 572, 580 and 581 of the General Social Insurance Act (Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz).

  32. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs concerning guidelines on the phasing-out of emergency social assistance.

    Adoption: 1995-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-01 | AUT-1995-R-41086

    Sets the standards for child-care centers for children of parents needing social assistance. Local communities to pay one-third of the relevant costs.

  33. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Interior Ministry on Federal Care for Asylum Seekers (Federal Care Ordinance) (Text No. 31)

    Adoption: 1992-01-14 | AUT-1992-R-28980

    This ordinance adopted under Section 6 of the Federal Care Act 1991, governs federal care for asylum seekers

  34. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 27 June 1989 amending the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977 and the General Social Insurance Act (as amended to 1989). Text No. 364.

    Adoption: 1989-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1989-08-01 | AUT-1989-L-8152

    Under amended s.10(1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, an unemployed person who refuses employment or training is deprived of unemployment benefits for at least four weeks after the refusal (or six or eight weeks in the case of a second and third refusal during a one-year period). The amendments also revise the prerequisites for initial entitlement to benefits (s.14), the maximum number of weeks of benefits (s.18) and the reckoning of time spent on involuntarily reduced hours, maternity leave or training (s.21). The amendment Act sets forth new benefit tables and amends provisions concerning benefits available under other social insurance schemes and the treatment of spouse's earnings. New provisions specify rights of unemployed persons who have contributed to schemes in countries covered by a bilateral agreement with Austria on unemployment insurance.

  35. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 1 March 1989 amending the Physicians Act 1984, and Federal Acts amending the Physicians Act 1984, the General Social Insurance Act and the Federal Act laying down rules for nursing services, medical-technical services and the public health service. Text No. 138.

    Adoption: 1989-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | AUT-1989-L-8353

    Concerns training institutions.

  36. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of 3 February 1989 on simplifying the method of notification and the contributions method for unemployment insurance, sickness and accident insurance and pension insurance for persons receiving income support assistance. Text. No. 96.

    Adoption: 1989-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | AUT-1989-R-8247

  37. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the federal Act on granting working assistance benefits (weekly payments) to mothers who are self-employed in the liberal professions, agriculture and forestry (2nd amendment to that Act). Text No. 613.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4482

    Amends ss. 1(2), 5(2) and 6(4) of the Act (BGBl. 359/1982, as amended) in conjunction with changes made in the Farmers' Social Security Act.

  38. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the law regarding social rights (Social Rights Amendment 1988 Act; 44th amendment to the General Social Security Act; amendment of the Special Assistance Act and of the Act on night shift work and heavy work). Text No. 609.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4485

    This Act introduces numerous amendments to the General Social Security Act (LS 1955 - Aus. 3... 1961 - Aus. 2), particularly in regard to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. In a measure to be phased in by 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for purposes of calculating a pension will be extended from 10 to 15 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. Where a person receives two pensions, a portion of the second pension which exceeds a certain amount will be withheld. The Act also provides for pension insurance for time spent caring for a handicapped child and introduces new provisions regarding employment injuries involving a person who is over the age of 50. Finally, it contains transitional measures under the Special Assistance Act (BGBl. 642/1973, as amended) and the Act on night shift work and heavy work (BGBl. 354/1981, as amended).

  39. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the Social Insurance Act for persons in the liberal professions (13th amendment to that Act). Text No. 610.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4486

    Introduces numerous amendments to the above-cited Act (BGBl. 560/1978, as amended), particularly in relation to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance for white collar employees. In a measure to be phased in until 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for calculating a pension is reduced from 15 to 10 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. The Act further contains provisions on employment injuries involving persons over the age of 50, determination of invalidity and a series of transitional measures.

  40. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the Farmers' Social Insurance Act (11th amendment to that Act). No. 611.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4487

    This Act makes numerous amendments to the Farmers' Social Security Act (BGBl. 559/1978, as amended), particularly regarding retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. It contains provisions on employment injuries involving persons over the age of 50 and determination of invalidity, as well as a series of transitional provisions.

  41. Austria - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 12 August 1987 amending the Order on emergency assistance. Text No. 417.

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | AUT-1987-R-4327

    Adds new subsections (6) to (8) to s. 6 of the Order of 10 July 1973 (BGBl. 352) in regard to what constitutes income.

  42. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Special Assistance Act (Sonderunterstützungsgesetz). Text No. 642.

    Adoption: 1973-11-30 | AUT-1973-L-15518

    Federal Act respecting the grant of special assistance to persons previously employed in certain establishments which have been obliged to restrict their activities or close down.

  43. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    General Social Insurance (Amendment) Act (No. 29). Text No. 31.

    Adoption: 1972-12-16 | AUT-1972-L-16327

    A federal Act to amend the General Social Insurance Act [of 9 Sep. 1955: LS 1955 - Aus. 3 ... 1961 - Aus. 2]. Numerous amendments.

  44. Austria - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    General Social Insurance (Amendment) Act (No. 28). Text No. 162.

    Adoption: 1972-04-26 | AUT-1972-L-16320

    A federal Act to amend the General Social Insurance Act [of 9 Sep. 1955: LS 1955 - Aus. 3 ... 1961 - Aus. 2].

  45. Azerbaijan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. 543-VQD of 10 March 2017 to Amend and Supplement the Law "On Labour Pensions". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AZE-2017-L-106753

    Rephrases several paragraphs of Article 1 (General concepts); repeals paragraphs 4.2.1 and 4.3.1 of Article 4 (Types and content of labour pensions), also rephrasing paragraph 4.4. In Article 6 (Financial sources of payment of labour pensions), repeals paragraph 1, rephrases paragraph 6.2. Supplements the law with a new paragraph 6-1 (Minimum amount of labour pensions). Makes wording changes in Article 7 (Terms of appointment of labour pension by age), Article 8 (Labour pension by age for women with many children, mothers who have children with disabilities, fathers and guardians who raise children alone), Article 9 (Other persons who have the right to labour pension on beneficial terms). Repeals paragraph 10.1 of Article 10 (Size of labour pension by age). Rephrases paragraphs 12.1 and 12.2 of Article 12 (Terms of granting labour pension by disability). Introduces wording changes in Article 13 (Size of labour pension by disability), supplementing it with new paragraph 13.3-1; also makes changes, inter alia, in articles 17 (Terms of granting labour pension by case of loss of breadwinner), 18 (Size of labour pension by case of loss of breadwinner), 20 (Premium to labor pension for seniority). Rephrases Article 19 (Premium to the insurance part of labor pensions). Rephrases Article 26 (Recalculation of labour pensions, granted before 1 July 2017), Article 29 (Indexation of labour pensions).

  46. Azerbaijan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. 337-VQD of 14 October 2016 to Amend the Law "On Social Protection of Children, who have Lost Parents and are Deprived of Parental Care". - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2016-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-16 | AZE-2016-L-105448

    Introduces wording changes into Article 1 (General concepts), Article 5 (Guarantees for education), Article 7 (Guarantees for entity and living place) also supplementing them with new words.

  47. Azerbaijan - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 37 of 5 February 2016 "To Establish the Rules of Applying for Addressed State Social Assistance, its Appointment, Granting and Refusal to Grant", as amended to 23 December 2016. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2016-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-12 | AZE-2016-R-105450

    Establishes the Rules of Applying for Addressed State Social Assistance, its Appointment, Granting and Refusal to Grant, with the following content:
    1. General provisions;
    2. Applying for social assistance;
    3. Appointment and refusal to grant social assistance;
    4. Granting and suspension of granting social assistance;
    5. Calculation of average monthly income of a family;
    6. Control over appointment, granting and payment of social assistance;
    7. Transitional provision;
    Appendices No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
    Repeals Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 32 of 2 February 2006 "To Establish the Rules of Applying for Addressed State Social Assistance, its Appointment, Granting and Refusal to Grant, also the Procedure of Calculation of Average Monthly Income of a Family" (Sobranie Zakonodatelstva Azerbaijanskoi Respubliki, 2006, No. 2, Article 181).

  48. Azerbaijan - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 3015 of 27 August 2008 to increase the allowances to people on part-time parental leave. - Legislation from CIS Countries in Russian

    Adoption: 2008-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2008-09-01 | AZE-2008-R-81072

    In reference to Article 127 of the Labour Code, provides for a set of measures to increase the allowances to people on part-time parental leave.

  49. Azerbaijan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. 705-IQ of 5 October 1999 "On Compulsory State Personal Insurance of Employees of Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 1999-10-05 | Date of entry into force: 1999-10-05 | AZE-1999-L-101991

    Introduces the legislation in this sphere, as well as, the concepts of insured, insurers; sets the minimum amount of insurance sum and insurance contribution; regulates insurance accidents and payments, procedure of insurance, documents needed for insurance payments, refusal from payments, also control and liability, procedure of consideration of disputes.

  50. Bahrain - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution No. 60 of 2010 licensing the registration of "The Future Association" for the disabled. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2010-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-08-26 | BHR-2010-R-89091

    "The Future Association" is licensed under the Resolution. The association provides care and services for persons with disabilities and works to develop and refine their skills.

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