82 Applicant under financial hardship

(1) This section applies if, at any time, an applicant for an access application makes a written request to an agency or Minister that the applicable access charge for the application be waived.

(2) The agency or Minister must decide to waive any access charge for the application if—

(a) the request is accompanied by a copy of a concession card; and

(b) the agency or Minister considers the applicant is the holder of a concession card; and

(c) the agency or Minister considers the applicant is not making the application for some other person who is seeking to avoid the payment of a charge.

(3) The agency or Minister must give the applicant a prescribed written notice of a decision under subsection (2) before the end of the processing period.

(4) In this section—

concession card means a health care card or pensioner concession card under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cwlth) or a pensioner concession card issued by the department of the Commonwealth in which the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (Cwlth) is administered.

holder, of a concession card, at a time the concession card is being relied on for a purpose under this Act, means a person who is named on the concession card and would be qualified to be named on the concession card if the concession card were issued at the time the concession card is being relied on.