Clean Energy (Household Assistance Amendments) Act 2011 (141 of 2011)

Schedule 1   Clean energy payments under the social security law

Part 5   Other amendments

Social Security Act 1991

79   After subsection 1210(3)

Insert:

(3A) If:

(a) quarterly clean energy supplement is payable to a person; and

(b) if quarterly clean energy supplement were not payable to the person:

(i) the rate (the main rate ) of the person's social security payment would be increased under the CE Module of the Rate Calculator; and

(ii) the main rate would be reduced as described in paragraph (1)(b);

the person's quarterly clean energy supplement is reduced to the same extent (if any) that the component of the main rate that would correspond to the person's clean energy supplement would be reduced under subsection (1) were quarterly clean energy supplement not payable to the person.

Note: The reduction may be disregarded unless the person's quarterly clean energy supplement is reduced to nil (see subsection 43(5B) of the Administration Act).