18.104.22.168 Special Needs Pension (SpNP) - Description
Objective of the SpNP
SpNP is paid to people who were long-term residents but who left Australia (1.1.A.320) prior to 7 May 1973 and the introduction of general portability (1.1.P.310) of payments. It was a way of getting Age, DSP, WP or WidB paid outside Australia.
SpNP was introduced on 7 May 1973, following the introduction of general portability of payments.