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9.2.1 Authority of a Delegate


A delegate is authorised to make decisions as to a person's eligibility, entitlement and other matters relating to DSH assistance as delegated.

It is essential that a person who makes a decision under the Act on behalf of either the Minister or the Secretary:

  • has a current delegation of the power which has been exercised;
  • has in his or her possession a copy of the relevant instrument of delegation; and
  • signs both the covering letter and the statement of reasons as a delegate of the authority empowered by the Act to make the decision which is the subject of the reasons.