The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.S.70 Social security entitlement


A social security entitlement is defined by reference to the SSAct to mean:

  • jobseeker payment
  • youth allowance
  • austudy payment
  • age pension
  • parenting payment
  • disability support pension, and
  • carer payment.

Social security entitlements are those payments for which an advance payment may be payable.

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

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