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Name: Social Security Act 1991 (No. 46, 1991).
Country: Australia
Subject(s): Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-04-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 1991
ISN: AUS-1991-L-22699
Bibliography: Printed separately, 1991
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia, 669 pages PDF of Vol. 1 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 PDF of Vol. 1 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia, 686 pages PDF of Vol. 2 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 PDF of Vol. 2 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia, 785 pages PDF of Vol. 3 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 PDF of Vol. 3 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia, 228 pages PDF of Vol. 4 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 PDF of Vol. 4 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line ComLaw, Attorney General's Department, Australia, 265 pages PDF of Vol. 5 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 PDF of Vol. 5 of Act as amended to Act No. 42, 2019 (consulted on 2011-11-22)
Abstract/Citation: This Act consolidates and reorganizes the Social Security Act 1947 as amended (LS 1947-Aust.3 LS 1951 Aust.2). Chapter 1 is introductory and contains definitions. Chapter 2 covers the various types of pensions, benefits, and allowances under the Act. Chapter 3 provides general rules explaining the assets' test, and how to calculate rates of pensions, benefits, and allowances. Chapter 4 is concerned with international agreements and the portability of pensions, benefits, and allowances. Chapter 5 deals with overpayments and debt recovery, Chapter 6 provides for the review of decisions under the Act, and Chapters 7 and 8 are concerned with administrative and miscellaneous matters, such as offences under the Act.
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