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1.1.S.60 Social security benefit


For the purposes of FA, this term has the same meaning as under the SSAct where it is defined to mean the following payments:

  • jobseeker payment
  • youth allowance
  • austudy payment
  • parenting payment (partnered)
  • special benefit, and
  • farm household allowance.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'social security benefit'

Farm Household Support Act 2014 Part 5-Application and modification of the Social Security Act and the Social Security Administration Act

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