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.90 Social security pension


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

  • age pension
  • special needs pension
  • parenting payment (single)
  • sole parent pension
  • disability support pension, and
  • carer payment.

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

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