1.1.S.55 Schooling requirement person (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 person

A schooling requirement person is a person who is:

  • receiving or claiming a schooling requirement payment, AND
    • Explanation: A schooling requirement payment is a social security benefit OR a social security pension OR a DFISA, DVA ISS or DVA service pension. 'Receiving' includes suspended and nil rate payments.
  • has a schooling requirement child.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 124 Scope

Last reviewed: 5 February 2018