1.1.S.52 Schooling requirement payment (SEAM)

Note: SEAM ceased effective 31 December 2017. The Australian and Northern Territory Governments remain committed to supporting families and communities to get their children to school every day and to improve school attendance in remote communities. Despite the cessation of SEAM, Northern Territory Government Truancy Officers will continue to monitor attendance in select communities and DHS social workers will continue to visit remote communities as part of their general work.


This definition applies for SEAM purposes ONLY.

Definition: schooling requirement payment

Schooling requirement payments are defined in the SS(Admin)Act section 124D. They include social security benefits and pensions as defined in the SSAct section 23 as well as 3 payments under the VEA.

Act reference: SSAct section 23 Dictionary

SS(Admin)Act section 124D Schooling requirement payments

Last reviewed: 5 February 2018