1.1.S.190 Social security benefit


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

  • newstart allowance,
  • youth allowance,
  • partner allowance,
  • austudy payment,
  • widow allowance,
  • benefit PP (partnered),
  • sickness allowance,
  • mature age allowance under Part 2.12B,
  • special benefit, and
  • parenting allowance (other than non-benefit allowance).


Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

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

Last reviewed: 1 July 2013