The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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.80 Social security payment


A social security payment is defined by reference to the SSAct to mean the following payments:

  • a social security pension (1.1.S.90)
  • a social security benefit (1.1.S.60)
  • an allowance under the SSAct
  • any other kind of payment under Chapter 2 of the SSAct
  • a payment under Chapter 2AA of the SSAct, and
  • a pension, benefit or allowance under the Social Security Act 1947.

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

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