1.1.S.220 Social security pension


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

  • mature age partner allowance,
  • age pension,
  • wife pension,
  • widow B pension,
  • special needs pension,
  • pension PP (single),
  • sole parent pension,
  • bereavement allowance,
  • disability support pension, and
  • carer payment.


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

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

Last reviewed: 1 July 2013