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2.11 SIFS eligibility

Introduction

From 1 July 2017, SIFS has been closed to new recipients. Grandfathering arrangements permit eligible recipients with entitlement to SIFS at 30 June 2017 to continue to receive SIFS as long as they remain eligible for the payment. See 2.11.1

This chapter describes the eligibility provisions for SIFS.

Act reference: FAAct section 57G When an individual is eligible for SIFS in normal circumstances

Policy reference: FA Guide 1.2.11 Single income family supplement (SIFS) - description

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