1.1.S.190 Social security benefit


This term is used widely, but under the SSAct is defined to mean the following payments:

  • jobseeker payment
  • youth allowance
  • partner allowance
  • austudy payment
  • widow allowance
  • PP (partnered)
  • sickness allowance, and
  • special benefit.

Note: From 20 March 2020, SA is closed to new entrants. A person who was receiving SA before 20 March 2020 may continue to receive the payment for the duration of their medical certificate, as long as they remain eligible, or they may transfer to JSP.

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

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020